User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Public Option
Last updated: Jul 28 2017 01:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘Skinny repeal’ of Obamacare would leave 16 million more people uninsured in a decade, CBO says 28.7.2017 Washington Post
The plan, which could come to a vote as early as today, would have far-reaching effects, according to a congressional budget analysis. Health insurance companies warned it would drive up rates.
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Despite Rebounding Oil Royalties, Balanced Budget Out of Reach for Alberta 26.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
OTTAWA, July 26, 2017 : A slow rebound in royalties and corporate tax revenues will help shrink Alberta's deficit over the coming years. But the process will be slow and the deficit is expected to remain around USD 6.8 billion by 2019-20.
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Candidate for Md. governor shares son’s health story, slams Congress 26.7.2017 Washington Post
Candidate for Md. governor shares son’s health story, slams Congress
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Chuck Schumer Says Trumpcare Won't Pass; Public Options 'On The Table' 24.7.2017 Crooks Liars
You work with the Minority Leader you have, not the Minority Leader you want. I would much rather have someone like Kirsten Gillibrand acting as leader of the Democrats in the Senate. But Chuck Schumer is what we're stuck with, and as far as he goes he went pretty far in the direction of committing to universal public option coverage as the Democrats position on healthcare. Talking with George Stephanopolos on ABC's This Week, Schumer said this: STEPHANOPOULOS: -- it's going to be bold enough. I mean even your New York colleague, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, talking about health care, says if you really want to get prices down, you have to go to single payer health care. Will Democrats unify behind single payer health care? SCHUMER: Well, our economic agenda -- we've talked so much about health care that we are not going to address that in this agenda. We've been talking about it. And let me just say, the first thing we're going to do should -- first, I think that this -- the TrumpCare will not pass. ...
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Trump's big repealing deal: 8 thoughts on the Senate's health care meltdown moment 19.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Trump seems to have wanted to show up for the trophy ceremony, not for the game. But even if Trump had plunged into the trenches, his presence there may not have made the difference.
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Trump's Big Repealing Deal: 8 Thoughts On The Senate's Health Care Meltdown Moment 19.7.2017 NPR: Healthcare
Trump seems to have wanted to show up for the trophy ceremony, not for the game. But even if Trump had plunged into the trenches, his presence there may not have made the difference.
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To Fix the ACA We Do Not Need a Public Option, We Need a Private Extraction 8.7.2017 Truthout.com
If we want to fix the Affordable Care Act, we can't spend more federal dollars trying to out-compete an industry that is more than twice as strong as it was when the ACA was passed. (Photo: P ixabay ) 2017 is the make or break year for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Seven years in, the flaws of the ACA are clear -- tens of millions are still without health insurance, premiums and out of pocket costs are rising and causing people to either avoid and delay care or go into debt, and the US continues to rank poorly in health outcomes. There is one way to fix the ACA, and I call it the Private Extraction. What Are We to do? The Republicans are seeking a way to keep their promise to repeal and replace the ACA, but they are finding that this is not very easy to do. There are deep divides within the party over cuts to Medicaid and subsidies for premiums. And the changes they are currently proposing will leave tens of millions more people without insurance. This is highly unpopular with the public, and the ...
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How McConnell could solve his health-care Rubik’s cube 7.7.2017 Washington Post
McConnell compared his task to working the puzzle popularized in the 1980s.
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The dumbest criticism of single payer health care 6.7.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The dumbest criticism of single payer health care
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Republicans try to shift health-care blame back to Democrats 6.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
After years of bashing Obamacare, GOP now tries to blame Democrats for not helping on health-care overhaul.
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Kids in pro-Trump rural areas have a lot to lose if GOP rolls back Medicaid 6.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Communities like this aging West Virginia coal town along the Kanawha River were key to President Trump’s victory last year; more than two-thirds of voters in surrounding Fayette County backed the Republican nominee.

Now, families in this rural county and hundreds like it that supported Trump face...

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Republicans running for governor put in a tough position by Trump health cuts 29.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Democrats are pouncing on the health-care debate to attack GOP incumbents and challengers.
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111 terminally ill patients took their own lives in first 6 months of California right-to-die law 28.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
California health officials released data on the first year of the End of Life Option Act, which allows terminally ill Californians to request lethal prescriptions from their doctors.
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Sounding The Alarms On Children’s Health Coverage 26.6.2017 Health Affairs Blog
Buried beneath a very intense discussion on the future of adult coverage in this country has been a far more serious issue in children’s coverage many years in the making. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the president’s recent budget proposal certainly have those who care for children concerned about the future of children’s insurance. The AHCA’s proposed changes to Medicaid would undo a half century of health care standards that were designed to maximize child development and well-being outcomes, such as guaranteed comprehensive health care coverage that includes access to mental health services, dental care, and school-based assistance for children with special health care needs. For special needs children, they have also insured that children with autism have aides to assist them in school, or that a child with cerebral palsy has access to appropriate transportation for themselves and their durable medical equipment to and from school, as well as the assisted nursing to support them while they ...
Medicaid Is the Future of American Health Insurance -- If It Can Survive the Next Two Weeks 19.6.2017 American Prospect
Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images Participants hold signs during the Senate Democrats' rally against Medicaid cuts in front of the U.S. Capitol.  While liberals often say that their ultimate goal in health care is "Medicare for all," the current debate over the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act should show us that if there's a path to a universal and secure health-care system, it may be more likely to come through Medicaid, which is now America's largest insurer. That is, if Medicaid can survive the next two weeks. Republicans in the Senate are hoping to vote before the July 4 congressional recess on their health-care plan, which they will do without holding a single public hearing or committee markup (where amendments are voted on). In fact, their terror that the public might actually get a look at their bill is so complete that most of the Republican senators haven't even been told what's in it. But one thing we do know is that it represents an outright assault on Medicaid, despite ...
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Nevada on the verge of trying Medicaid for all 7.6.2017 Daily Kos
The Nevada state legislature has been working in fits and starts toward an innovative healthcare reform effort, and finally reached the milestone of passing it. The idea seems obvious in its simplicity—the option for everyone to buy in to Medicaid . Medicaid would become the public option on the state's health insurance exchange, if Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signs the bill into law. Nevada’s bill to allow a broader Medicaid buy-in is short, running just four pages. It would allow any state resident who lacks health insurance coverage to buy into the state Medicaid program, which would sell under the name the Nevada Care Plan. “There is no way people can be productive members of society and take care of their families if health care is a privilege and not a right,” says state Assembly member Michael Sprinkle, who introduced the measure. “That’s really where this bill started, thinking through, how do we make health care a right in our state.” Under his bill, people who qualify for tax credits under ...
Insurer Anthem opens another hole in ACA exchange blanket 7.6.2017 AP Business
One of the nation's biggest health insurers says it will not return to Ohio's public insurance exchanges next year, a decision that could open more holes in the Affordable Care Act's increasingly thin system for helping people buy coverage....
Disability advocates fear impact of Medicaid cuts in GOP health plan 6.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Evan Nodvin has lived on his own since after high school. But since he has Down syndrome, he does that with help from Medicaid. The Trump administration is threatening deep cuts to the program.
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Voters Are Fired Up for Single Payer, Creating Dilemma for Democrats 6.6.2017 Truthout.com
On Sunday, June 4, the same day that Our Revolution, a Democratic Party group that arose from the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, organized rallies and die-ins to highlight the number of people dying in the United States due to lack of access to health care, the New York Times published an article, " The Single Payer Party? Democrats Shift Left on Health Care ", prominently on the front page and above the fold. The article quotes RoseAnn DeMoro, head of National Nurses United, saying, "There is a cultural shift. Health care is now seen as something everyone deserves. It's like a national light went off." Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan was also quoted, saying that rank and file Democrats "are energized in a way I have not witnessed in a long, long time." Nolan is correct in stating that following the Democrat's large loss in 2016, the party needs "a more boldly 'aspirational' health care platform." Democratic Party voters have been strong supporters of single payer health care for a long time. ...
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What would California's proposed single-payer healthcare system mean for me? 1.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
An explainer on a bill that would create a state single-payer healthcare system, including what it would mean for Californians' care and costs.
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