Category Archives: Healthcare

What’s Next: After House success with AHA, can Senate do the same?

Yesterday’s success for House Republicans and embattled speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is the first step in health insurance reform. Now a new question arises. Can the Senate come together and enough members agree on provisions to move the bill on? … Continue reading

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House Republicans attempt to shield middle class with passage of AHA

Today House Republicans, with an additional single vote from Democrats, passed HR 1628, the American Healthcare Act of 2017. No bill is perfect, but credit is due to those who were among the 217 ‘Yea’ votes. That’s because GOP House … Continue reading

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Healthcare fugitives: Amid wrangling over federal budget, fraud still costs taxpayers billions

Members of both parties in Congress seem to have one agenda—continue to increase federal revenue otherwise known as taxes and/or fees while failing to account for trillions in spending. Nothing illustrates the failure of big government bureaucracy more than the … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic study didn’t stay above fold, but could help save lives

Today’s media often make me think of gossipmongers nattering about and embellishing the same rumors day after day. Many stories that might make a difference in Americans’ lives don’t get the above the fold treatment because they don’t fit the … Continue reading

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Why Obamacare and Ryancare won’t solve our healthcare issues

Democrats had good reason to gloat when Republicans failed to pass House Speaker Paul Ryan’s replacement for the PPACA/Obamacare tax bill. After all, Republicans campaigned on repeal-and-replace for years. Ryan couldn’t get votes he needed from his own party. Although … Continue reading

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Top Republican says purchasing across state lines will be added to AHA

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) weighed in on the process for the repeal of key features of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care/Obamacare tax bill. McCarthy said the process will be in three phases. “Phase One” has already been … Continue reading

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Obamacare v Trumpcare: Good, bad, and in between

The seemingly eternal debate over Democrats’ Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the tax bill commonly called Obamacare, is beginning to ratchet up again. I skimmed parts of the Republicans’ American Healthcare Act bill (beginning to be called ‘Trumpcare’) this … Continue reading

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