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  • Thank goodness McCain had obamacare.....oh wait.

    08/25/2018 6:42:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 8/25/18 | coldone
    Thank goodness McCain had obamacare to keep him alive this long after he got brain cancer........oh wait.
  • Trump administration to dump Obama-era rule allowing unions to siphon Medicaid money

    07/10/2018 5:58:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/10/18 | Gregg Re
    The Trump administration announced Tuesday it planned to end what it suggested was an illegal Obama-era rule allowing unions to collect dues from state subsidies intended for home health workers -- including family caregivers. Federal law generally prohibits states from skimming money from Medicaid payments bound for independent in-home personal care workers. But in 2014, the Obama administration created an exception, saying that states could divert some of that Medicaid money to unions, on the theory that these workers effectively were public-sector employees. Eleven left-leaning states have used that provision to raise more than $200 million a year for unions...
  • Insurers warn of rising premiums after Trump axes Obamacare payments again [barf]

    07/08/2018 5:30:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 8, 2018 12:53 PM | Amanda Becker, Carl O’Donnell
    Health insurers warned that a move by the Trump administration on Saturday to temporarily suspend a program that was set to pay out $10.4 billion to insurers for covering high-risk individuals last year could drive up premium costs and create marketplace uncertainty. The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) “risk adjustment” program is intended to incentivize health insurers to cover individuals with pre-existing and chronic conditions by collecting money from insurers with relatively healthy enrollees to offset the costs of other insurers with sicker ones. President Donald Trump’s administration has used its regulatory powers to undermine the ACA on multiple fronts after...
  • Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

    06/05/2018 10:15:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 05, 2018 8:04 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Andrew Taylor
    Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security’s financial problems can’t be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026 — three years earlier than previously forecast. Its giant trust fund for inpatient care won’t be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting at that point. The report says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034 — no change from the projection last year. The warning serves as a reminder of major issues left...
  • Maryland Obamacare insurers ask for rate increases up to 91 percent

    05/08/2018 4:11:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 07, 2018 04:35 PM | Robert King
    Maryland’s Obamacare insurers are asking for a 30 percent average rate increase for 2019, with some plans seeking hikes as high as 91 percent. The proposals Monday come a few days after Virginia insurers also called for double-digit rate increases. Democrats have pounced on the rate hikes to say they are examples of how President Trump’s health policies are leading to high premiums. Maryland Obamacare insurers CareFirst, BlueCross, and BlueShield plan to raise rates for an HMO plan on the law’s exchanges by 18 percent, and 91 percent for an extended network, or PPO, plan. Kaiser Permanente, the state’s other...
  • 20 states seek to block Obama’s health care law

    04/26/2018 6:30:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2018 08:30 PM
    Twenty Republican-led states are seeking to temporarily invalidate former President Barack Obama’s health care law while their larger lawsuit against it proceeds. In a February suit, Texas and Wisconsin led a coalition arguing that the Affordable Care Act is no longer constitutional after the Republican-backed tax overhaul eliminated fines for not having health care coverage. Sixteen states with Democratic governors later sought to intervene. …
  • Barack Obama: ‘We Didn’t Have a Scandal that Embarrassed Us’ in My Presidency

    02/27/2018 7:56:43 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2018 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former President Barack Obama denied that his administration had any scandals that embarrassed him or his team. It is unclear why Obama clarified that there were no scandals “that embarrassed us.” “There were mistakes,” he admitted. “We’d screw up, but there wasn’t anything venal during eight years. I know that seems like a low bar, but you look at the presidency; that’s no small thing.” Conservatives remember the Obama years differently, citing the Fast and Furious scandal, the IRS scandal, wiretapping journalists, the terror attacks in Benghazi, delivering pallets of cash to Iran, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s...
  • Paul Ryan calls out John McCain for torpedoing ObamaCare repeal: Exclusive

    02/13/2018 5:57:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/13/18 | By Julia Limitone
    House Speaker Paul Ryan, saying entitlement reform is essential to limiting budget deficits, criticized Sen. John McCain on Tuesday for voting last year against the repeal of Obamacare. “The house has passed these bills, but John McCain said no instead of yes,” Ryan said during an exclusive interview with FOX Business’ Maria Baritromo on “Mornings with Maria.”
  • Maryland seeks to turn health care mandate into down payment

    01/09/2018 3:55:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2018 5:35 PM EST | Brian Witte
    Maryland lawmakers want to create an individual health care mandate at the state level — in response to Washington gutting it at the federal level — and turn it into a down payment for people to pay for health insurance. Supporters outlined the proposal Tuesday, a day before the Maryland legislative session begins, adding it could also work in other states to help keep insurance premiums from skyrocketing. The Maryland General Assembly is controlled by Democrats. The federal tax overhaul approved last month removed the federal penalty that was charged to people without health insurance. Under Maryland legislation, the state...
  • 26-year-olds face challenges as they fall off parents' health insurance

    12/14/2017 2:09:12 PM PST · by cdga5for4 · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | December 13, 2017 | Carmen Heredia Rodriguez
    Marguerite Moniot felt frustrated and flummoxed. Despite the many hours she had spent in front of the computer this year reading consumer reviews of health insurance plans offered on the individual market in Virginia, she still did not know what plan was right for her.
  • Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

    12/12/2017 4:50:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2017 3:57 PM EST
    Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy’s heart surgery. Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with Congress to restore and improve children’s health coverage, a cause he has championed since his son Billy was born with a heart defect in April. Billy needed one surgery just after his birth and had a follow-up operation last week. …
  • Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision [fakenews]

    10/14/2017 7:15:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2017 9:47 AM EDT | Christina A. Cassidy and Meghan Hoyer
    President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Nearly 70 percent of those benefiting from the so-called cost-sharing subsidies live in states Trump won last November, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.The subsidies are paid to insurers by the federal government to help lower consumers’ deductibles and co-pays. People who benefit will continue receiving the discounts because insurers are obligated by law to provide them....
  • AG Ferguson sues to block Trump rules eroding contraception access

    10/10/2017 3:36:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Attorney General Bob Ferguson ^ | Oct 9 2017 | Attorney General Bob Ferguson
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct 9 2017 Ferguson asks court in Seattle to declare new rules unlawfulSEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the Trump Administration’s new rules undermining women’s access to contraception.The new rules would allow any company to deny coverage for contraceptive services to its female employees based on religious grounds. Additionally, certain types of organizations would also be able to deny this coverage on moral grounds. If allowed to go forward, President Trump’s rules could have a significant impact on the more than 1.5 million Washington workers and their dependents who receive...
  • NEWS FROM FREEPER LILYRAMONE

    09/29/2017 4:03:10 PM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 16 replies
    self
    Prayers were requested in August and answered for Sophia, daughter of FReeper lilyramone, a sick little girl. Good news. I'll post an excerpt from a recent email from her. She thanks everyone for their prayers and Glory be to God for the answers! :::Three days before we were to leave for Boston, Sophia's stroke team in Dallas scheduled a meeting with us. When I arrived I was shocked to hear every department (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Hematology, Pediatric Neuro-radiology, etc) told me they advised against the surgeries at this time. They told me she may need these surgeries in the near future...but...
  • Please ask what McCain WOULD vote for??????

    09/26/2017 10:55:49 AM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 36 replies
    Self | 9-26-17 | Self
    A**clown!!!!!!! Somebody needs to ask that POS what he wants for obummercare. Get him on record.
  • Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing

    09/19/2017 7:55:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2017 4:12 PM EDT | Tom Murphy
    Only half of America’s smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide. The Kaiser Family Foundation said Tuesday that 50 percent of companies with three to 49 employees offered coverage this year. That’s down from 59 percent in 2012 and 66 percent more than a decade ago. “There’s just not as much money around for compensation, including benefits,” said Gary Claxton, a Kaiser vice president and lead author of the nonprofit health policy organization’s annual health benefits...
  • I watched my patients die of poverty for 40 years. It’s time for single-payer.(Barf alert)

    09/13/2017 3:25:05 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 13th September 2017 | David A. Ansell
    Sarai was 25 years old when she died of Wilson’s disease, an inherited disorder that causes liver failure. A liver transplant could have cured her, but she was uninsured and was denied an appointment at two prominent Chicago transplant hospitals, including my own. Sarai’s plight was brought to my attention when a local religious group held a hunger strike advocating transplant access for Sarai and other uninsured patients. When she died, her congregation marched seven miles, holding her photograph and lugging coffins emblazoned with her name, to launch a sit-in in front of Northwestern University Hospital. Her death certificate named...
  • Rep. Charlie Dent, Trump critic and leading voice of centrist GOP, to retire

    09/07/2017 5:22:15 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Philly,com ^ | September 7, 2017
    Charlie Dent, the Allentown congressman who has frequently clashed with President Trump and become one of the most prominent national voices for centrist Republicans, will not seek reelection next year, he announced Thursday night.
  • Facing challenges, McConnell says 'that's the way it is'

    08/26/2017 6:34:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2017 9:11 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says people should not be surprised by the challenges that come with governing, saying that’s the way it is in the U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized McConnell for the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law. […] McConnell praised the Trump administration for his appointment of conservative judges while seeming to remind the president of where the power lies in getting those appointments to the bench. …
  • Drowning in debt, Connecticut faces budget crunch

    08/23/2017 5:59:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 23, 2017 | 7:28 AM | Hillary Russ
    Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state. Nearly two months without a budget, Connecticut is getting crushed by a burdensome debt load that has squeezed spending and amplified legislative discord. State lawmakers must agree on a biennial budget soon or else Governor Dannel Malloy’s executive order to slash state aid to municipalities and eliminate school funding for some districts will go into effect in October. The state faces a $3.5 billion deficit over the...