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5 Years of Obamacare Broken Promises: Lost Doctors

Posted: March 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

ObamaCare turns five this week, but not many Americans are celebrating. The President promised his health care overhaul would lower costs and improve access to care. Instead, all we’ve seen are rising premiums, canceled plans, and a failed website with a $1.7 billion price tag. To commemorate the 5-year anniversary of ObamaCare being signed into […]

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5 Years of Obamacare Broken Promises: Increased Premiums

Posted: March 26, 2015 at 10:35 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

From the House Republican Conference: “I’m paying more than twice what I paid before ObamaCare” This week marks the 5th anniversary of ObamaCare being signed into law. Over the last five years, the government has spent $42 billion in regulatory costs and over $1.5 billion on a failed website. Plan prices continue to increase, and Medicare […]

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Medicare Payments Being Decided This Week

Posted: March 25, 2015 at 8:10 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

This week Congress will, for the 18th time, decide whether to cut doctors’ Medicare fees across the board, according to the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate, “SGR”, formula (the Clinton-Gingrich sustainable growth rate). This was enacted in 1997 as part of the Balanced Budget Act. It has been postponed 17 times because of the threat that […]

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10 Things You Should Know About the Permanent Doc Fix

Posted: March 25, 2015 at 7:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

This morning, leaders of the House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Committees introduced H.R. 2, bipartisan legislation to strengthen Medicare for seniors and permanently replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).  Read the bill here. Here are 10 things you should know about this legislation: 1. H.R. 2 strengthens Medicare and provides stability for […]

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The Damaging Effects of Obamacare in One Infographic

Posted: March 21, 2015 at 4:45 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

From the Daily Signal:

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Really? Obama Says ObamaCare Working “Better Than Even I Expected”

Posted: March 20, 2015 at 1:40 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

President Obama said yesterday in Cleveland that his health care law is “working better than even I expected.” Really? We do know President Obama failed to tell the truth about being able to keep your plan if you like your plan. So to be fair, the president did expect millions of Americans to get cancellation […]

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How a Free Clinic Is Saving Health Care in America

Posted: March 9, 2015 at 6:30 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

(Editor’s note: We are very proud that Dr. Alieta Eck is a contributor to Western Free Press.)

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ObamaCare Cronyism vs. the Free Market

Posted: March 7, 2015 at 7:15 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Who will rescue the victims of ObamaCare and other government healthcare schemes? Not the legislators or regulators, but rather the growing free market. Patients who learn that an ObamaCare or Medicaid card doesn’t mean care are looking for a better way. On the primary-care front are Atlas MD, Epiphany Health, and MedLion, just to mention a few. In […]

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What My Patient Taught Me about Medicaid

Posted: February 24, 2015 at 1:45 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Since ObamaCare’s newly insured are predominantly new Medicaid beneficiaries, it is important to be aware of what this can mean to patients. These are the lessons I learned from a patient—we’ll call her Debbie— who came to our non-government charity clinic. Decisions are made by a person sitting in front of a computer 1,000 miles […]

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