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  • GOP's biggest misunderstanding about Obamacare-think it will be universal. Problem is the opposite

    10/12/2013 5:40:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | October 10, 2013 | Adam Gaffney
    The battle for universal healthcare is not over. This is not because of the reason you might suspect – that Republicans will obstinately endeavor to obstruct Obamacare in every way they can (though that seems to be the case). Instead, even after the smoke clears from the government shutdown (presumably with the law intact), the battle over universal healthcare will still not be over, but for a more fundamental reason: Obamacare, whatever its advantages (and despite the right’s worst fears), does not create a system of universal healthcare. Now first, to be clear, this is not to say that Obama’s...
  • Some Doctors Letting Patients Skip Co-Payments

    12/26/2003 10:36:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 157 replies · 2,625+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 27, 2003 | MILT FREUDENHEIM
    For years, health plans have sought to control medical costs by negotiating fees with a group of preferred doctors and requiring patients to pay extra for going outside the network. But some doctors and clinics - eager to help hard-pressed patients or calculating that it can benefit their business - have begun to foil the cost-control efforts by waiving those extra charges. The move by these providers to dispense with collecting what are known as coinsurance payments comes as employers and insurers try to discourage overuse of health care by making patients pay more costs from their own pockets. But...