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Tuesday Night Fights: Cruz Debates Sanders Tonight on Obamacare

Posted: February 7, 2017 at 10:06 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

CRUZ DEBATES SANDERS TONIGHT AT 9PM ET ON CNN Former presidential candidates, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) will debate the future of Obamacare tonight for 90 minutes on CNN. Sanders campaigned on a pledge to expand former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act and to fight for universal health care. Cruz is a […]

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A Look at Four of the GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Plans

Posted: January 23, 2017 at 3:04 pm   /   Friends

As Republicans debate their strategy for repealing and replacing Obamacare, GOP lawmakers have been accused of failing to put forth a replacement plan for the health care law. But since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010, Republicans in both the House and Senate have unveiled a number of proposals […]

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8 Reasons Why Obamacare Should Be Repealed

Posted: January 23, 2017 at 1:33 pm   /   Friends

As the debate over repealing Obamacare intensifies, it’s important to remember the law’s most glaring failures. Here are eight: Costs. Despite repeated promises of premium reductions, Obamacare has delivered major increases. In the employer-sponsored market, costs continue to increase. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, average family premiums for employer-sponsored plans have increased almost 32 […]

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Relief Is on the Way: What Trump’s Obamacare Executive Order Will Do

Posted: January 22, 2017 at 1:43 pm   /   Friends

A newly inaugurated President Donald Trump rang the opening bell for what will be a multi-step process to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as he signed an executive order on Friday directing his subordinates to: exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay […]

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What If Sick People Lose Their ObamaCare?

Posted: January 22, 2017 at 10:40 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

As Republicans contemplate repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”)—seriously, not just as a political gesture—alarms are sounding about millions of individuals losing coverage. So soon we have forgotten about the millions who lost coverage they had had for years because ObamaCare outlawed it. ObamaCare resulted in perhaps five times as many losers as […]

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How Health Care Should Be: Direct Primary Care

Posted: January 22, 2017 at 6:30 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

In the third and final installment of our video series, we feature Barbara Colley and Dr. Chad Savage. Barb, a director of a non-profit dental clinic for low-income residents, was facing multiple chronic health conditions after years of being uninsured. She was relieved to receive health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, but the policy […]

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Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare

Posted: January 20, 2017 at 7:32 pm   /   Friends

Hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign pledge to try to start chipping away at Obamacare, and curb federal regulations. Trump signed an executive order on Friday evening from the Oval Office “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition to repeal and replace,” White House […]

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HHS Pick Tom Price Pledges to Meet ‘Needs of All’ After Obamacare Repeal

Posted: January 18, 2017 at 2:52 pm   /   Friends

Rep. Tom Price, who is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, countered Democrats’ claims about the consequences of repealing Obamacare, telling senators that “nobody’s interested in pulling the rug out from under anybody.” Price, R-Ga., appeared Wednesday before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in a […]

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CBO Report Is a Score of Partial Repeal—Not “Repeal and Replace”

Posted: January 17, 2017 at 11:23 am   /   Friends

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a new report estimating the impact that last year’s reconciliation bill (H.R. 3762), which repealed a lot of Obamacare’s major provisions, would have on coverage and premiums. At first glance, the estimates are daunting—but when put into the context of reality, they have little meaning. Last year’s reconciliation […]

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