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  • New GOP health care plan is better, but …

    04/22/2017 7:34:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/22/17 | David Hogberg
    Still, there are changes Republicans can make to the federal high-risk pool that would likely get a lot of moderates on board The new Republican health care plan is a big improvement over the disastrous proposed “American Health Care Act” (a.k.a RINOcare). It doesn’t go far enough, of course.
  • Repeal Obamacare now

    04/21/2017 9:44:52 AM PDT · by Oklahoma · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | April 21, 2017 4:00 AM | Dan McLaughlin
    Repeal Obamacare now. Here's why it would work. House Republicans are reportedly ready to return any day now to health-insurance reform after the spectacular failure in late March of the American Health Care Act, the resoundingly unpopular bill to “replace” the long-unpopular and misnamed Affordable Care Act. This time, they need to deliver: After seven years of promises to repeal Obamacare root and branch, the party can’t go back to the voters with nothing more than a participation trophy. It won’t be easy, and it may be agonizingly slow, but the Democrats didn’t get Obamacare passed overnight: They spent 40...
  • Trump to sign bill extending veterans' health care program

    04/17/2017 2:23:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KALB-TV ^ | April 17, 2017 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump plans to sign legislation to extend temporarily a program that gives veterans access to private-sector health care. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump will sign the bill Wednesday at the White House. The extension will provide stopgap services while Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin develops a longer-term plan to allow veterans to more easily go outside the VA medical system for care. Under the bill, the VA will be allowed to operate its Choice program until the funding runs out....
  • We Have To Earn $42,000 Every Year Just To Cover Our Obamacare, And GOP Plans Won’t Help

    04/14/2017 10:07:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/14/2017 | Douglas Tate
    As Republicans’ effort to resuscitate their plan to “repeal and replace” Obamacare gains momentum, perhaps it would be illuminating to ask someone who is actually insured under Obamacare to share his or her perspective.My wife and I are both older than 60. We are in excellent health, not under any prescription drug regimen, and physically active. We live in New Hampshire, which enjoys not only a variety of weather patterns, but a plurality of Obamacare insurance providers.My wife and I have not benefitted from an employer-provided health insurance plan for more than three years. We have instead obtained our health...
  • The Pitfalls of Single-Payer Health Care: Canada’s Cautionary Tale

    04/13/2017 8:01:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/13/2017 | Candice Malcolm
    In the Netflix series House of Cards, President Frank Underwood campaigned for the White House by telling Americans, “You are entitled to nothing.” The fictional president — a Democrat, no less — was forthright with American voters about the unaffordable and unsustainable structure of America’s entitlement programs, and he was rewarded at the polls. In real-life America, unfortunately, there is no such courageous honesty from the political class. Even many in the Republican party, once the stalwart force fighting against the growth of big government, are now resigned to contemplating a government takeover of the health-care industry in the wake...
  • Brain cell therapy 'promising' for Parkinson's disease (hope for Hillary alert)

    04/11/2017 12:46:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | April 11, 2017
    Scientists believe they have found a way to treat and perhaps reverse Parkinson's disease, by making replacement cells to mend the damaged brain. They say human brain cells can be coaxed to take over the job of the ones that are destroyed in Parkinson's. Tests in mice with Parkinson-like symptoms showed that the therapy appeared to ease the condition. Many more studies are needed before similar tests can begin in people. Experts say the research published in Nature Biotechnology is hugely promising, although at a very early stage.
  • My inability to purchase a basic allergy medicine shows everything wrong with socialist healthcare

    04/10/2017 3:58:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/10/2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Want to know why our health care system, sponsored by venture socialism and crony capitalism, looks like a mini-bar in a hotel room and not like Amazon? Here is my most recent experience with this dysfunctional system, owned and operated by the government or those empowered by government intervention. My original “Healthy Blue” insurance plan from CareFirst of Maryland for my family of five cost $425 a month, subject to a $5,000 deductible, and covered most doctor visits and generic drugs. I didn’t mind paying the rest out of the pocket, even though those costs were already too high and...
  • An Open Letter to Rand Paul and Members of the Freedom Caucus!

    04/07/2017 8:11:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/07/17 | A.J. Cameron
    This is a ONE-TIME opportunity to save healthcare and rejuvenate our still moribund economy Mr. Paul and members of the Freedom Caucus, the American people are counting on you and supporting you to ensure that Obamacare is fully repealed. If you are to repeal Obamacare, it must be FULLY REPEALED on the first attempt, or it will NEVER be repealed. If it is not repealed on the first attempt, you cannot trust that any promised future attempt will occur. Even if a subsequent attempt occurs, Las Vegas would probably place the odds high that it will be even more contentious...
  • Activists Rally: Demand Albany Pass NY Single-Payer Bill

    04/06/2017 11:27:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Green Party US ^ | April 5, 2017 | Wayne Lucas, WAMC-TV
    With the country once again debating the future of health care, activists rallied Tuesday in Albany, NY in support of a bill that would create a universal, publicly-financed health-insurance plan for all New Yorkers. Green Party candidate for Albany Mayor Dan Plaat believes having a state single-payer plan in place would have a positive impact on local economics. "It reminds me a lot of the anti-fracking movement. Each year the rally gets a little bit bigger. More partners are made and more people catch on to the necessity and the importance of this issue in getting this law passed, this...
  • Instead of healthcare or medical insurance, let’s consider the Eaters Club

    04/06/2017 2:43:54 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 13 replies
    The Paris Post-Intelligencer ^ | Mar 31, 2017 | Paul Frownfelter
    If we get into a discussion about healthcare or insurance, it seems that emotions get in the way of understanding — especially when the immense costs are considered. So, let’s discuss something else — eating. Now, you decide how often you want to eat, where you will go for your meal and what you will eat. You judge the quality of your meal and whether the meal is priced fairly. All these decisions are yours because, whether it comes from the grocer or from a restaurant, you are the one paying for the food. The grocer and the restaurant manager...
  • Bearing Burdens After Obamacare: The Future of Christian Healthcare Sharing

    04/06/2017 9:18:19 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 14 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 02/02/2017 | Kate Shellnutt
    The Affordable Care Act put Christian insurance alternatives on the map. What happens to them when it goes away? Despite President Donald Trump’s executive order to begin dismantling Obamacare, a record number of Americans signed up for marketplace plans during the 2017 enrollment period, which ended Tuesday. Meanwhile, the number of Christians taking advantage of religious exemptions to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also reached an all-time high. As of January, well over 625,000 believers belong to health care sharing ministries—more than triple as many as when the Obama administration enacted the legislative overhaul of the health insurance market in...
  • So I'm 'Negative Nancy', Eh? (Healthcare Costs Will Collapse The Eoconomy In 5 Years)

    04/05/2017 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 20 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | April 4, 2017 | Karl Denninger
    So I'm 'Negative Nancy' Eh? Stop the inane folks. Seriously, stop it. (Snip) Health Care including VA (which I exclude in my current postings) was $850 billion in 2012. Last fiscal was $1,417 billion or nearly a double in five years. That's the same acceleration in spending that has been going on since the 1980s. This cannot continue. It must stop now. I have been writing on this incessantly since 2007 here in The Market Ticker, been raising hell about this since I was an Internet CEO in the 1990s and been doing presentations on it to so-called Conservative groups...
  • In which one GOP leader admits his party loves Obamacare and is a scam PAC

    04/05/2017 3:53:53 PM PDT · by KyCats · 16 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 05, 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    It took weeks of debunking, exposing, and analyzing to cut through the grease of what many of us have known all along: Republicans love Obamacare, at least the core elements that destroyed insurance in America. They just enjoyed using Obamacare as a talking point for elections while in the opposition. This revelation should serve as a teachable moment, demonstrating to conservative voters once and for all that Republicans don’t share our values on almost any issue, let alone health care. The entire GOP is a massive scam PAC designed to use conservative issues as a flag to raise money, accrue...
  • White House to unveil new Obamacare repeal deal Tuesday

    04/03/2017 6:56:49 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 76 replies
    The White House is expected to release the text of a new deal on Tuesday that would give states the power to opt out of certain Obamacare insurance mandates, in a major attempt to revive Obamacare repeal as early as this week. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the Freedom Caucus, told reporters after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and White House officials that he expects the text of the new compromise on Tuesday. The compromise would allow states to opt out of forcing insurers to cover 10 essential health benefits in plans, including maternity care and hospitalization. The...
  • CA Bill Proposes Free Health Care for All, but Has No Funding Plan

    04/04/2017 11:44:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 3, 2017 | Charlie Martin
    Nearly every human culture has a folk tale -- or more than one -- about an unending source of wealth. Sometimes it's spinning straw into gold; sometimes it's a goose that lays golden eggs or that gives golden feathers; sometimes it's a magic hand-mill that will grind out your heart's desire; sometimes it's a magic purse that's always full no matter how much you spend. I starting thinking about these stories the other day when I read about the single-payer plan being proposed by state Senators Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) for California. It sounds wonderful:...
  • Will Mike Pence and Rand Paul deliver on ObamaCare repeal after a mulligan?

    04/04/2017 8:35:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    It looked like Republican infighting drove ObamaCare out of bounds two weeks ago, but it might have gotten rescued by a few chip shots on Sunday. Sen. Rand Paul, a vociferous critic of the American Health Care Act and ally of the intransigent House Freedom Caucus, played a round of golf with President Donald Trump and OMB director Mick Mulvaney two days ago — and suddenly declared himself “very optimistic” about a deal to pass the AHCA after all.Now, the Washington Examiner reports that the deal could be announced as early as today, even if it takes a week...
  • What Congress Can Learn From the Rhode Island Miracle

    04/04/2017 5:19:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | April 4, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a more poorly designed program in the federal budget than Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income Americans. The costs are shared between the states and the feds, which means that the more money a state wastes under Medicaid, the bigger the check Washington writes to the state. No wonder the program costs keep spiraling out of control. Obamacare added nearly 20 million people to the Medicaid rolls, and the left considers that a policy victory. Federal and state budgets are swelling. Oh, to return to the days when taking people off of welfare --...
  • Rand Paul ‘Very Optimistic’ About Repealing Obamacare After Golfing with Trump

    04/02/2017 5:08:24 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2017 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump golfed with Sen. Rand Paul this afternoon, together with White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. “We had a great day with the president. Played some golf, and we talked and we talked about a little bit of health care,” Paul told reporters after the game. “I continue to be very optimistic that we are getting closer and closer to an agreement on repealing Obamacare.”
  • Freedom Caucus reveals Trump is flexible but Paul Ryan is totally unwilling to negotiate healthcare

    04/02/2017 10:29:38 AM PDT · by PK1991 · 79 replies
    Fox News Sunday ^ | 4/2/17 | Fox News Sunday
    Chris Wallace Interview of Jim Jordan. Jim Jordan: "Let's accomplish what the people asked us to do when they sent us to Washington . . . let's find a plan that is consistent with what the American people told us to do when they elected us."
  • Trump takes Rand Paul on a golf outing to discuss healthcare

    04/02/2017 9:43:18 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 98 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4-2-2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    President Trump brought Republican Sen. Rand Paul to Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on Sunday to play golf with him, a little more than a week after the party's healthcare bill failed. "They're discussing a variety of topics, including healthcare," White House deputy press secretary Stephanie Grisham said. Budget director Mick Mulvaney, a former leading House conservative, also joined the two.