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Tag Archives: health insurance
Republicans are currently wrestling the health insurance bill aimed at replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act commonly called Obamacare. For years, I’ve written about PPACA, and virtually every misgiving I had was substantiated as the bill was implemented. … Continue reading
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
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
Anytime someone cites a statistic, I like to know the source. Thus when a columnist for Real Clear Politics, James Arkin, cited a figure about “new” Americans getting health insurance because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care [Tax] Act, … Continue reading
When Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan visited Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital the first time, he left out a key fact that may have changed the response of healthcare workers who attended him. Duncan’s family has released more than 1,400 pages … Continue reading
As progressives pushed for a reset on the health insurance market in the U.S., President Barack Obama often cited a figure of 46 million uninsured Americans to justify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act popularly called Obamacare. Few politicians … Continue reading
By Wendy N. Powell, guest columnist No offense to pigs, but the bow on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) announced Thursday is not the answer to real problems with the law. The promised “major fix” will yield … Continue reading