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GOP Lawmakers Pressure Administration Over Obamacare ‘Bailout’ for Insurers

Posted: September 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm   /   Friends

GOP lawmakers in the House and Senate are pressuring the Obama administration for additional information on whether they plan to settle with insurance companies suing the government over a program written into Obamacare, which they warn would serve as a “multibillion dollar bailout” of those insurers. Republicans in the House and Senate sent separate letters […]

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Why Consumers May Be Feeling the Increasing Costs of Drugs More Today

Posted: September 28, 2016 at 1:22 pm   /   Friends

Consumers may be in for sticker shock when they head to pharmacy counters not only because of across-the-board increases in the prices of prescription drugs, but also because of increasing deductibles, a trend that has been occurring for several years. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill and health policy experts brought the debate over the rising prices […]

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Why Pharmaceutical Companies Like Mylan Charge So Much for Drugs

Posted: September 23, 2016 at 1:39 pm   /   Friends

In the wake of news that pharmaceutical company Mylan quadrupled the price of its popular EpiPen anti-allergy device over a few years, lawmakers want to know why. But rising drug prices for consumers isn’t a problem specific to Mylan and its epinephrine auto-injector. Rather, research shows that generic drugs as well as brand name drugs […]

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Conservative Groups Put Spotlight on Obamacare ‘Bailouts’ for Insurers

Posted: September 20, 2016 at 3:03 pm   /   Friends

Bemoaning “insurer bailouts,” conservative groups warn of a possible fight in a lame-duck session of Congress over two programs written into Obamacare to give extra money to insurance companies. Freedom Partners, a nonprofit chamber of commerce, launched a campaign last week urging lawmakers to allow the two Obamacare programs to expire, as they are set […]

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3 Simple Ways to Win the Debate on Obamacare

Posted: September 19, 2016 at 2:03 pm   /   Friends

Before March 2010, health care reform was already a divisive political issue. People chose sides for very personal reasons, which made it a difficult topic to discuss using an indoor voice. Then Obamacare hit the scene. Promises made were not kept, and Americans are still facing the consequences—including higher premiums, fewer choices of doctors, and […]

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Hillary’s “Healthcare Reform” Plan, A “Basket of Deplorables” for Patients

Posted: September 17, 2016 at 5:15 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

In her recent interview on Israel Channel 2, Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton said “I would say you can take Trump supporters and put them in two baskets–there are what I call the Deplorables, the racists, the haters…” In calling millions of Americans “deplorable,” Hillary set off a firestorm of controversy and protest on social […]

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Grand Theft Health Insurance

Posted: September 14, 2016 at 11:57 am   /   Friends

Recently, the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association has been aggressively lobbying Congress to ignore the Obama administration’s illegal diversion of tax dollars into the pockets of—you guessed it—health insurers. At issue is funding for the “transitional reinsurance” program in section 1341 of the Affordable Care Act. In that section, Congress instructed the Department […]

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BARONE: How’s That Fundamental Transformation Going?

Posted: September 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

When Air Force One landed in China last week for the G-20 Summit, Chinese authorities didn’t wheel out the usual staircase for the president to disembark. Instead he had to exit through an opening in the back of the enormous aircraft. It was, you might say, a pivot to Asia. That wasn’t the last insult […]

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The Obamacare Alternative More Americans Are Turning To

Posted: September 12, 2016 at 1:28 pm   /   Friends

Deirdre Folley is one of more than 600,000 people nationwide who is considered uninsured. Yet when her daughter suffered a hairline fracture in her leg, requiring visits to an urgent care center, radiologist, and orthopedist, Folley and her family didn’t end up paying anything for the cost of her care even though charges totaled nearly […]

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