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Meet 2 Hurting Americans Who Are Ready for Congress to Repeal Obamacare

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 2:32 pm   /   Friends

On the night of the election three weeks ago, Rochelle Bird stayed up late watching the returns with a friend. Bird, a financial adviser from Overland Park, Kansas, recalled being in knots in the days leading up to the election. “If it didn’t go the way of [Donald] Trump, the next four years and possibly […]

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Obamacare Opponent Tom Price Outstanding Choice for HHS Secretary

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 9:54 am   /   Friends

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rep. Tom Price of Georgia as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is an outstanding choice. It is hard to imagine a candidate more qualified to serve in this crucial position, especially at a time when America’s health care economy is undergoing a […]

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Obamacare ‘Insurer Bailouts’ Become Less Likely Under President Trump

Posted: November 18, 2016 at 1:59 pm   /   Friends

Insurance companies hoping for relief in the form of changes to two Obamacare programs may end up disappointed now that President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to take the White House. Obamacare’s risk corridor and reinsurance programs sunset at the end of the year, but conservative groups worried that Congress would attempt to give insurers more […]

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Electing to ‘Opt Out’ of Obamacare

Posted: November 18, 2016 at 7:08 am   /   Friends

Steven Lopez has gone without health insurance for 15 years, and the Affordable Care Act hasn’t changed his mind. Once again this year he will forgo coverage, he said, even though it means another tax penalty. Last tax season, the 51-year-old information technology professional and his family paid a mandatory penalty of nearly $1,000, he […]

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Quality and Value in Health Care Explained

Posted: November 17, 2016 at 7:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The congressional echo chamber, on both sides of the aisle, constantly talks about the great reform fad: “payment for value” and “quality” care. And the Medicare version called MACRA passed nearly unanimously, with cheers from the marbled halls of the AMA tower. ObamaCare too constantly harps on “quality.” Politicians seem to think that payment for […]

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Republicans Begin to Unite Around Obamacare Repeal Plan

Posted: November 16, 2016 at 3:09 pm   /   Friends

House and Senate budget leaders along with conservative lawmakers, are beginning to unite around a proposal that would avoid a filibuster from Senate Democrats and put a bill repealing key provisions of Obamacare on President-elect Trump’s desk not long after his inauguration—a bill that is likely to earn his signature. Republicans’ talks of repealing the […]

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MALKIN: The Slacker Mandate and the Safety Pin Generation

Posted: November 16, 2016 at 6:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

News flash, kids: Things aren’t free. Things cost money. And “free” things provided to you by the government cost other people’s money. Donald Trump gets it — somewhat. He vows to repeal Obamacare’s most burdensome federal mandates that are jacking up the price of private health insurance. But he also plans to preserve the most […]

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What Obama Got Wrong in His Latest Defense of Obamacare

Posted: November 15, 2016 at 10:32 am   /   Friends

On Monday, President Barack Obama remarked during a press conference on the likely demise of his health care law as President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress have vowed to make full repeal of Obamacare a top priority next year. As debate over Obamacare’s repeal and replacement is getting started in Congress, it’s important to […]

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How Republicans Can Start to Dismantle Obamacare With a Trump Presidency

Posted: November 9, 2016 at 2:33 pm   /   Friends

The GOP’s long-discussed dreams of repealing Obamacare became closer to reality early Wednesday morning when Donald Trump was elected president. Six years after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law and after more than 60 attempts to repeal it, Republicans now have a good chance to advance their own agenda. While on […]

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