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Sen. Bernie Sanders Will Introduce "Medicare for All" Bill 27.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, March 15, 2016. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) You'll never read "sponsored content" or "advertorial" stories at Truthout. That's because we’re powered by readers: Donate today to keep our work going! While intra-party disagreement among Republicans and a nationwide grassroots effort to stop the cruel and unpopular healthcare reform bill known as Trumpcare undoubtedly fueled its collapse on Friday , Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday morning made it quite clear that Democrats not cooperating with Donald Trump and the GOP's regressive agenda is not the problem that needs addressing on Capitol Hill. "Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa," Sanders told CNN's Dana Bash during an interview when she asked if he would reach across the aisle to Republicans and tell Democrats to "stop being intransigent" with Trump and the Republicans on healthcare. Cutting off Bash with a smile, Sanders said, ...
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With AHCA defeat, some Democrats see chance to push for universal coverage 27.3.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Liberal activists see a chance to push for universal coverage — and to sell it to Trump voters, who may be less wedded to the ideological arguments against a single-payer system.
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Issue analysis wrap-up: TrumpCare implosion 26.3.2017 The Moderate Voice
The best stories/analysis on Friday's Beltway implosion ... the on-again, off-again vote on #TrumpCare (AKA repeal of ObamaCare). ...
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Limits In GOP Plan Could Shrink Seniors' Long-Term Health Benefits 23.3.2017 NPR News
Caps in the GOP health plan have huge implications for people over 65. In addition to helping low-income seniors with long-term care, Medicaid helps pay for some of their Medicare premiums and copays.
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When Paul Ryan gave the game away on health care rationing 19.3.2017 Daily Kos
House Speaker Paul Ryan has just experienced two weeks from hell. On Monday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), led by his hand-picked director, mauled Ryan’s so-called “replacement” for the Affordable Care Act. CBO forecast that over the next decade the “American Health Care Act” will cost 24 million Americans their insurance. The bill, which slashes $880 billion in Medicaid funding even as it delivers a massive tax cut windfall of the same size to the richest Americans, only lowers projected deficits because it continues Obamacare’s $1.1 trillion in Medicare savings, something Ryan for years decried as a “ raid on Medicare .” Even the claim that Ryancare eventually “lowers premiums” is only made possible by forcing the older, sicker, and less wealthy from the ranks of the insured altogether. Topping it all off, Congress’ budget scorekeeper eviscerated Ryan’s go-to talking point that Obamacare is “collapsing .” But it wasn’t just the severe beating administered by the CBO (also known as ...
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Mayo Clinic questioned after CEO insurance talk 18.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Minneapolis • Mayo Clinic is facing questions from the state of Minnesota after its CEO told employees that if patient conditions are equal, its hospitals should prioritize privately insured patients over those under government-subsidized programs such as Medicaid. John Noseworthy’s comments were made late last year in a videotaped speech to staff but surfaced only this week after a transcript of his speech was obtained by the Star Tribune newspaper. The Mayo Clinic has verified the transcript i...
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Politics Friday: Health care, pay raises, and tax cuts 17.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Health insurance took center stage again this week at the Minnesota Capitol, and one top legislative leader said he would stand in the way of a pay increase. Here's your weekly wrap up.
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Minnesota House passes GOP reinsurance bill 14.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In passing the measure Monday, the Republican-led House also voted down DFL Gov. Mark Dayton's plan to expand a public option.
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Many in this county are poor, sick, and voted for Trump. What will happen to their health care? 12.3.2017 Washington Post
McDowell County, W.V., has high rates of chronic diseases and the shortest life expectancy in the nation. It’s also a place that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump, who promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act that helped many residents get health coverage.
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Trumpcare Would Make America's Opioid Epidemic Even Worse 11.3.2017 Mother Jones
During his campaign, President Donald Trump said his supporters were "always" bringing up one issue: the opioid epidemic. "We’re going to take all of these kids—and people, not just kids—that are totally addicted and they can’t break it," he promised at a Columbus, Ohio town hall meeting last August. "We’re going to work with them, we’re going to spend the money, we’re gonna get that habit broken." Yet in the midst of the largest drug epidemic in the nation's history, the Republican plan to replace Obamacare threatens to cut insurance coverage for mental health and addiction treatment for millions of Americans. The effect, public health advocates worry, would be to further decrease access to substance abuse treatment at a time when drug overdoses are claiming more 50,000 American lives per year—more than car accidents or gun violence. Their concerns with the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare, titled the American Health Care Act, fall into two broad categories: The legislation limits who qualifies for ...
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Thoughts on Health Coverage 10.3.2017 The Moderate Voice
Everyone is talking about healthcare, so I thought I would weigh in on an idea I have been knocking around for awhile. I recently read a great article by the Brookings Institute on the tweaks that could be made to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, to bring it within the realities of the ...
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Jennifer Rubin: Republicans are tone deaf on health care 10.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
One can imagine a bizarre contest among Republicans as to who can say the most insulting, unhelpful remarks about health-care reform, sure to reinforce the stereotype that Republicans are the party of the rich. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, piped up that for those claiming health-care insurance is not affordable “maybe rather than getting that new iPhone ... maybe they should invest it in their own health care.” An iPhone 7 retail costs nearly $800; health-care insurance varies by state but in ma...
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Republicans are tone deaf on health care 9.3.2017 Washington Post
Republicans are tone deaf on health care
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What if there's no affordable insurance to buy? 7.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Leslie Kurtz needed three plates, eight screws and a big assist from her insurer after breaking every bone in her ankle while white water rafting. Coverage she purchased through a public insurance exchange established by the federal health care law paid $65,000 toward surgery and the care she needed after the 2015 accident. But that protection may not exist next year because insurers have abandoned the Knoxville, Tennessee resident’s exchange. As of now, Kurtz has no future coverage options, and...
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What if there's no affordable insurance to buy? 6.3.2017 AP Top News
Leslie Kurtz needed three plates, eight screws and a big assist from her insurer after breaking every bone in her ankle while white water rafting....
The political time bomb at the heart of Republican Obamacare alternatives: higher costs for more Americans 28.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Trump will pitch his agenda to lawmakers in major speech tonight Feb. 28, 2017, 5:02 a.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump will demand that Congress boost defense spending The real goal of Trump's executive orders: Reduce the number of immigrants What...
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The political time bomb at the heart of Republican Obamacare alternatives: Higher costs for more Americans 28.2.2017 LA Times: Nation

Republicans came into office this year promising to rescue Americans from rising healthcare bills by repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

But the party’s emerging healthcare proposals would shift even more costs to patients, feeding the very problem GOP politicians complained about...

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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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