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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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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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As GOP unveils proposal, questions about those 20 million ‘new’ Americans getting insurance

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

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Ebola patient didn’t tell hospital or Liberians he helped sick woman

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

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Pundits consider health insurance numbers: Too little, too late

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

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President Obama puts a bow on the “Obamacare pig”

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

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You might want to plan on paying your deductible up front; I had to

Have you handed over money to cover your deductible on your health insurance when you sought care from a hospital or other health care provider? I have, in January. My doctor had ordered some tests and X-Rays. As I completed … Continue reading

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