For most of my adult life, I’ve picked my health insurance based on one simple standard: Does my beloved primary care doctor participate in the plan?
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Some Republican lawmakers continue to try to work around the Affordable Care Act, the federal health law’s requirements. That strategy can crop up in surprising places. Like the farm bill.
The Republicans willfully sabotaged the ACA with the intent of killing with a thousand cuts and they knew it meant skyrocketing premiums.
Virginia is among 18 states that did not accept the Medicaid Expansion to the Affordable Care Act. This year, the state legislature is closer than it has been in the past.
According to a recent Department of HHS analysis, 8 out of 10 people qualify for a health care plans that cost less than $75 each month.
After a turbulent year, open enrollment for individuals who buy their own health insurance begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15.
Researchers found the infant mortality rate for Appalachia to be 16 percent higher than the rest of the country & a life expectancy of 2.4 years less.
Even with the Trumpcare defeat, the Trump administration is poised to use its regulatory powers to accomplish what lawmakers could not: shrink Medicaid.
Seven years of Republican vows to “repeal and replace” the ACA came to a crashing halt when it became clear that the Senate was paralyzed.
Montana was among the last states to expand Medicaid, and its Obamacare marketplace has fared reasonably well. Sadly Trumpcare would change that.
Obamacare requires all health insurance the exchange to cover ten essential benefits. Trumpcare kills that absolute requirement which allows junk insurance.
In a county where cows outnumber people and most voters supported Donald Trump, a coalition of health clinics is driven to defend the health law. By April Dembosky, KQED Modoc County, in the northeastern corner of California, is roughly the size of Connecticut. It’s so sparsely populated, the entire county has just one stoplight. The […]
The tax cuts included in the Republican health plans, unless you are a frequent user of tanning beds or have personal wealth in 1%, you will not feel them.
Obamacare subsidies recipients will see sharp changes under Trumpcare that dramatically affects how much they pay for insurance.
Answered to questions from three readers who are anxious about what the House-passed health reform bill might mean for their health insurance situation.
“The health insurance has allowed us to live the way we want, to be at home with the kids and create our own business.” Now they are holding their breath.
Medicare For All News
Though “single-payer” health care was long dismissed as a left-wing pipe dream, polling suggests a slim majority of Americans now support the idea.
Health care is a priority issue right now for many Americans, as rump & GOP move to destroy Obamacare, Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP. It’s time to push Medicare for all.
Bernie Sanders to set the Canadian Single-Payer healthcare myth perpetrated by the U.S. for-profit medical industrial complex straight?
There are obvious reasons why some people in the United States oppose the prospect of single-payer health care; taking the profit out of health care — a moral imperative.
It’s a regular part of the politically charged debate over health care. Let’s get some truths out about the Canadian single-payer system.
American single-payer advocates want to emulate Canada’s system. But many Canadian experts say the U.S. first needs to address some basic questions.
The health insurance industry and for-profit healthcare, for the most part, is the Mob painted over with a veneer of legitimacy.
The public demand for a National Improved Medicare for All single-payer health care system in the United States is stronger than it has been in decades.
A single payer system by way of a Medicare for All structure would allow coverage for all Americans and would actually reduce spending.
Although Republican proposals seem unlikely to achieve President Trump’s triple aim (more coverage, better benefits, lower costs), single-payer reform will.
Proposals floated by Republican leaders won’t achieve President Trump’s campaign promises, but a single-payer reform would.
On a recent Diane Rehm Show, single payer wasn’t raised as a possibility by any of the guests — until a caller raised it deep into the show. Why?
In a dramatic show of physician support for deeper health reform – and for making a decisive break with the private insurance model – 2,231 physicians called for single payer
The most cynical argument being advanced is that Bernie Sanders’ support for a single-payer health program is a pie-in-the-sky fantasy.
Consensus of Beltway media seems to be that a single-payer healthcare system similar to those in most industrialized countries is excellent in theory only.