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The Urban Institute Model Of Financing Long-Term Services And Supports: A Critical Review 15.2.2017 Health Affairs Blog
For some time now, certain analysts, advocates, and policymakers have recommended the creation of a new social insurance program to finance long-term services and supports (LTSS) for the working-age disabled population and, in particular, the elderly disabled population. This demand came close to fruition when the CLASS program was included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and used in the estimate of its budgetary effects (scoring) to help fund that legislation over Congress’ 10-year scoring window. CLASS (Community Living Assistance Services and Supports) would have been a national, voluntary insurance program, sponsored and administered by the federal government, for selling insurance to most workers, with no underwriting, to cover a portion of their LTSS needs. Inherent flaws in the design and financing of CLASS were evident to some even before its passage despite the surprisingly favorable score given by the Congressional Budget Office . These flaws were further demonstrated through several ...
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Texas Judge Upends Effort To Limit Charity Funding For Kidney Care 14.2.2017 NPR: Healthcare
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction barring the government from enforcing a rule allowing insurers to refuse to insure dialysis patients who get financial assistance from charity groups.
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Trump, congressional GOP back off from immediate Obamacare repeal 6.2.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Both are now saying it's going to take time to come up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Figure at least a year, the president said Sunday.
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Minnesota Moves To Shore Up Health Insurance Market 6.2.2017 NPR: Healthcare
The Minnesota Legislature passed a bailout to make coverage under the Affordable Care Act more affordable, rejected an option for bare-bones insurance and is floating a state-sponsored public option.
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Trump, Congressional GOP Back Off From Immediate Obamacare Repeal 6.2.2017 NPR: Healthcare
Both the president and congressional Republicans are now saying it's going to take time to come up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Figure at least a year, Trump said Sunday.
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Debunking Heritage's 8 reasons for repealing Obamacare 4.2.2017 Daily Kos
They say we don’t talk to people on the other side often enough.  That usually we talk past each other, tossing straw man filled with straw arguments back and forth. That only changes when we stop and look seriously at the arguments presented by the other side and slowly, patiently rebut them point by point or have the courage to admit when and where their points are actually valid.  Today I will attempt to do exactly that as the time rapidly approaches where the current White House resident and his cabal in congress will very likely vote to repeal the health care of nearly 30 million Americans. If we’re going to have this argument, we should at least be fully prepared for ...
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GOP lawmakers take aim at Dayton's budget plan 31.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Gov. Mark Dayton's nearly $45.8 billion budget builds on spending increases already in state law and uses almost all of the projected $1.4 billion surplus.
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What is 'public option' health insurance? 25.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing a public option to address skyrocketing premiums for people who buy their own health insurance. It's an idea the left has pushed, and the right hates.
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Dayton's two-year budget plan hikes spending by $1.2 billion 25.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The general fund budget plan includes in new spending $1.2 billion and uses almost all of the projected $1.4 billion budget surplus, and a key health care proposal would spend relatively little in taxpayer money.
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Dayton unveils plan to open MinnesotaCare to anyone 24.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Using his annual State of the State speech for a grand rollout, Gov. Mark Dayton suggested opening a state-run health plan that caters to the working poor.
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Walgreens to pay $50M to settle claims that it violated anti-kickback law 20.1.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Deerfield-based Walgreens has agreed to pay $50 million to the federal government and states to settle allegations that it illegally gave discounts to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to encourage them to fill their prescriptions at Walgreens. The federal anti-kickback statute prohibits ...
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How We Can Repeal The ACA And Still Insure The Uninsured 18.1.2017 Health Affairs Blog
The two major political parties are in a contentious battle over the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Republicans would like to repeal and replace it. Democrats are doggedly defending it. But even if the ACA stays in place, there will still be almost 30 million people without health insurance and another 20 million or so who all too often face deductibles that are unreasonably high for moderate-income families and provider networks that are much too narrow for people with serious medical problems. If some Republicans get their way, things may not be much better. In fact, several Republican replacement plans are expected to insure even fewer people than under the current system. We believe the health care system is desperately in need of reform. But the focus of that reform should not be the Affordable Care Act. The initial goal should be: making sure everyone has access to health insurance that is affordable and that gives them dependable access to medical care. Further, we believe that goal can be ...
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In Price's Ga. district, what happens after health repeal 18.1.2017 AP National
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) -- Carla Dent is a restaurant owner who steers her employees to federal health insurance exchanges. Eden Purdy helps poor and working-class Georgians navigate the health care marketplace. Bryson Boech is a grocery cashier recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, what the insurance industry calls a pre-existing condition....
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Obama envisioned a bridge across party lines. Instead he oversaw a deepening chasm 14.1.2017 LA Times: Nation

He first achieved national renown with a speech hailing bipartisanship, and spent much of his presidency singing the praises of cooperation across party lines.

But nearly all of his major accomplishments resulted from party-line votes or executive actions.

And if Republicans accused him of paying...

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To Get Dems On Board With ACA Replacement, Republicans Should Take Medicare Off The Table 10.1.2017 Health Affairs Blog
With the 115th Congress already underway and inauguration just over a week away, lines are being drawn for a fierce, partisan health care battle. It doesn’t have to be that way. With two relatively straightforward acknowledgements, Republicans could create a pathway for bipartisan reconsideration of health care coverage in America. Take Medicare Off the Table Republicans have expressed interest in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), restructuring Medicare to a premium support model, and reforming Medicaid through either block grants or per capita caps. Taking on all three programs is an extremely heavy lift — both politically and legislatively. If it is improbable to do all three, Republicans should openly acknowledge that they are taking Medicare restructuring off the table. This is not meant to belittle the importance of Medicare as a fiscal issue. The reality is that this election was in no way a mandate for major Medicare restructuring, and the President-elect came out rather ...
Obamacare is in Real Trouble 28.12.2016 The Moderate Voice

Obamacare is in Real Trouble by by jdledell After several years since it’s’ implementation, the flaws of Obamacare are readily apparent but the Republican Congress is likely to kill it rather than treat it so it can be brought back to health. Just about every Insurance company involved in Obamacare is losing money: A – [...]

The post Obamacare is in Real Trouble appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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With Obamacare's repeal, California must lead the way on healthcare for all 22.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: It’s quite clear by now that Republicans want to push the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, over a cliff while promising to build an airplane on the way down. (“The risky GOP push to repeal Obamacare with no backup plan,” editorial, Dec. 20)

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Playing Defense: How Progressives Could Push Democrats to Block the Trump Agenda 8.12.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) listens to John Stumpf, the chief executive of Wells Fargo, testify before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2016. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) Having lost control of every branch of government, the short-term objective for Democrats must be to minimize the worst elements of the Trump agenda. But Democrats have used a perceived absence of power to water down their own legislative agenda to placate corporate donors in the past. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) listens to John Stumpf, the chief executive of Wells Fargo, testify before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2016. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) It is scary to think that a weakened, defeated Democratic Party, led in Congress by Wall Street's favorite Democrat, Chuck Schumer , will be one of the few things standing between the public and the Donald Trump agenda . But ...
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Challenging the New Curse of Bigness 30.11.2016 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2016 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  In a January speech on the excessive economic and political power of big finance, Bernie Sanders declared, “If Teddy Roosevelt, the Republican trust-buster were alive today, he would say, ‘Break ’em up.’ And he would be right.” Hillary Clinton invoked the same legacy. “It’s time to take a page from Teddy Roosevelt’s book and get our economy working for Americans again,” Clinton wrote last fall in an op-ed that called for expanded antitrust enforcement to counteract increasing corporate concentration. The abuse of private power was the central concern for progressive reformers a century ago—and the same issues resonate today. From railroads to oil to finance, men like Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan had centralized control over these core industries. Some used direct corporate ownership; others established networks of companies via trusts or interlocking boards of ...
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How California can survive Trumpcare 18.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

No one knows exactly what Donald Trump’s pledge to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act means. The hints, however, are troubling. No state has embraced the ACA — Obamacare — more enthusiastically and successfully than California. And no state has more to lose with Trumpcare. 

California’s...

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