User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
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Here's why Jimmy Kimmel is playing Ezra Klein on late-night television 22.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Here's why Jimmy Kimmel is playing Ezra Klein on late-night television
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To justify a 35% rate hike, Anthem expects Californians to use a lot more drugs next year 21.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Health insurance giant Anthem predicts Californians will pop a lot more pills next year.

To make the case for a hefty premium hike in the state’s individual insurance market, Anthem Blue Cross has forecast a 30% jump in prescription drug costs for 2018, reflecting not just price hikes but rising...

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Jimmy Kimmel slams his critics 21.9.2017 Washington Post
Jimmy Kimmel slams his critics
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Cassidy-Graham is attractive in theory. But it has a giant flaw. 21.9.2017 Washington Post
Cassidy-Graham is attractive in theory. But it has a giant flaw.
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What You Need to Know About the GOP’s Latest Push to Repeal Obamacare 20.9.2017 Mother Jones
The Republican dream of repealing Obamacare isn’t ready to head to the morgue just yet. After previous efforts died in the Senate earlier this summer, Obamacare repeal receded, only to storm back this week. Republicans are scrambling to pass a last-ditch effort before a September 30 deadline. And they might be close to reaching the […]
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The Health 202: Who stands where on Graham-Cassidy 20.9.2017 Washington Post
The Health 202: Who stands where on Graham-Cassidy
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Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare 20.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Independent analysts say the latest Senate Republican bill is likely to leave more people uninsured than the Affordable Care Act, and allow states to make changes that raise costs for people with health problems or pre-existing medical conditions.
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Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face' 20.9.2017 Washington Post
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
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Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul 20.9.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear....
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Single Payer 19.9.2017 Health Affairs Blog
There appears to be growing momentum on the left for a move toward single-payer health care. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) declared that while President Barack Obama took an important first step, “Now it’s time for the next step. And the next step is single payer.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently filed his single-payer legislation in the US Senate, with the support of 15 Democratic co-sponsors . A similar proposal has support from some Democrats in the US House of Representatives . In some cases, more progressive members of the party are targeting Democrats who do not openly support single payer. We are also seeing increasing public support for single-payer proposals. Does that mean that single payer is becoming a main tenet of the Democratic platform ? Probably not . Could a single-payer system be enacted in the current political climate? Absolutely not. Could we take some baby steps toward single payer in the not so distant future? Maybe. The Essence Of Single-Payer Health Care To break this down a ...
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The stark difference between Republicans and Democrats on health care couldn’t be clearer 19.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Health-care bill introduced this month shows the contrast between the parties on the fundamental question of affordable health care.
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Medicare, private insurance and administrative costs: A Democratic talking point 19.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Democrats such as Sens. Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders says Medicare is more efficient than private plans. But not so fast.
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As Federal Government Cuts Obamacare Ads, Private Insurer Steps Up 18.9.2017 NPR News
The federal government has cut advertising for the Affordable Care Act's enrollment period by 90 percent. So insurer Oscar Health has started its own campaign in New York and five other states.
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Does Bernie Sanders' single-payer plan have a shot? 17.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan, unveiled last week, is an ambitious and (to many) enticing idea: a single, government-run health plan with generous benefits for everyone — just like most industrialized countries have enjoyed for decades.

If only it were feasible in today’s United...

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The Push for a Medicare-for-All Plan 17.9.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
America’s complex and inefficient healthcare system ends up being both very expensive and limited in its coverage, a problem that Sen. Bernie Sanders is targeting in his Medicare-for-all plan, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Sen. Bernie Sanders…Read more →
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Progressives should push proudly for Medicare for all 16.9.2017 The Moderate Voice
WASHINGTON — The smartest, savviest people in Washington will tell you Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” idea is dead on arrival, a waste of time and energy. But since those same smart, savvy people told you Donald Trump didn’t have a prayer of becoming president, I’d advise keeping an open mind. What the Vermont senator’s ...
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The Health 202: Why Congress might fail to fund extra Obamacare subsidies 15.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The political incentives for both parties are weak.
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The biggest thing single-payer has going for it 15.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It’s the right thing to do.
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Sanderscare is all cheap politics and magic math 15.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Lawmakers are much likelier to make universal health care happen if they base their plans in reality.
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Insurers cutting back on drug coupons amid concerns over consumer costs 14.9.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
With many drug prices rising, consumers often pull out coupons or discount cards from drugmakers to save money when they buy medications at pharmacies. But some insurers, including in Illinois, are limiting how those discounts may be applied amid concerns they’re driving up health care costs ...
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