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3 Reasons Why Obamacare is Bad for Millennials

Posted: August 10, 2016 at 9:03 am   /   Friends

For many millennials, the fear of entering the “real world” is looming. We are preparing to face the financial challenges, often feeling like we are starting the trek up Mount Everest. Many of us are scrambling to find jobs and avoiding moving back in with our parents. We recognize more and more that good jobs […]

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Anthem to Federal Government: Approve Merger and We’ll Expand to More Obamacare Exchanges

Posted: August 3, 2016 at 2:34 pm   /   Friends

Despite projections that it’s losing money this year, Anthem offered to expand its business on Obamacare’s exchanges in nine states if the federal government allows the company to move forward with its merger with Cigna. The company is currently in the process of acquiring Cigna in a $48 billion deal. But the Justice Department announced […]

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This Insurer Used to Make Money on Obamacare Plans. Now It’s Losing Money

Posted: August 2, 2016 at 2:11 pm   /   Friends

One of the country’s largest insurance companies is now expected to lose money this year after emerging as one of the few insurers that made money on Obamacare’s exchange business early on. Anthem, one of the country’s five largest insurers, was projected to be successful in its business on Obamacare exchanges earlier this year. But […]

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Medicare’s Next 50 Years:  Fix the Problems and Improve the Program

Posted: August 1, 2016 at 2:47 pm   /   Friends

Medicare, the giant health program covering senior and disabled citizens, turned 51 on July 30. While Americans understandably are preoccupied with a hot presidential race, the big policy problems loom regardless of the winner in November. And of all of the domestic issues, the future of Medicare is the biggest challenge facing the nation related […]

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White House Ducks Democrats’ Platform Demand for Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

Posted: July 27, 2016 at 10:03 am   /   Friends

Although Barack Obama has been staunchly pro-choice during his presidency, the White House this week cited a “longstanding view” that doesn’t support federal taxpayer funding of abortions—a change embraced at the Democratic National Convention as part of the party’s platform. “I don’t believe we have changed our position on the Hyde Amendment, but if we […]

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16 Obamacare Co-Ops Collapsed. Here’s How the Rest Are Faring

Posted: July 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm   /   Friends

Since Obamacare’s rollout in the fall of 2013, 16 co-ops that launched with money from the federal government have collapsed. The co-ops, or consumer operated and oriented plans, were started under the Affordable Care Act as a way to boost competition among insurers and expand the number of health insurance companies available to consumers living […]

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How Democrats Came to Embrace Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Posted: July 25, 2016 at 6:15 pm   /   Friends

President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2010 applying the Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding of most abortions, to Obamacare. The White House referred to the Hyde Amendment while defending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Now, the Democrats’ party platform is calling for repeal of the measure. “Most Americans don’t want public funding […]

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Making American Medicine Great Again

Posted: July 21, 2016 at 8:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The Republicans are at it again: trying to tweak a bad idea, make it “bipartisan,” and set a flawed system more firmly in concrete. What we really need is a Republican reform—one that can restore the Republic, along with medicine. Yes, ObamaCare needs to be repealed—every last syllable. But that’s not all. To make America […]

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