This week’s ObamaCare news roundup, curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. On the first day of his Administration, President Trump signed an Executive Order “granting modest relief from Obamacare,” as described by Avik Roy (Forbes, Jan 20, 2017). “Relief” implies that the so-called Affordable Care Act” is causing damage and pain—as in the form of […]
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD is back with her first legislative update for the 115th Congress. The 115th United States Congress has convened with the introduction of numerous health care bills. Most bills we looked at last year have “died in a previous Congress.” Bills are not carried forward from Congress to Congress. They have two years to make […]
This week’s ObamaCare news round-up curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. Republicans are posturing about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”) through the budget reconciliation, but this is only a partial repeal, which leaves intact the regulations that make the insurance market insolvent, depress the job market, and result in sky-high […]
This week’s ObamaCare news roundup curated by Jane M. Orient, MD Now that the Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House, there’s only one excuse for not keeping their oft-repeated promise to repeal the [Un]Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare): lack of 60 votes in the Senate to overcome a filibuster. Much […]
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. According to Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”) architect Jonathan Gruber, ObamaCare is working just as intended. The main problem is that the mandate penalty (which is actually a non-mandate, non-penalty tax, according to the U.S. Supreme Court) is too small, in his […]
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. Since the 2010 passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare), the health care industry has seen record growth and increased revenues, writes Bryan Rotella. But is it a bubble? As Christian Bale’s character said in the movie The […]
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill.
It was a slow summer as our Congresspersons took their highly coveted 7-week vacation.
Even as premiums skyrocket and ACA co-ops fail, health care reform has been below the fold during much of this presidential campaign.
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. “ObamaCare Keeps Our Health System In A State Of Emergency,” writes Sally Pipes (Investor’s Business Daily, Apr 1). Obama “promised that the Affordable Care Act would alleviate the pressure on ERs by expanding access to insurance—and thus diverting people who previously would’ve gone […]
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, M.D. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has provided a lesson in free-lunch economics, writes Chris Conover. Even the staggering costs estimated by Avik Roy are an underestimate. Sanders and his consultants have grossly underestimated the moral hazard of removing any patient responsibility for payment and the […]
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, M.D. The Sanders repeal-and-replace plan is government healthcare for all. Why have insurance companies as intermediaries, proponents ask. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430045/bernie-sanders-single-payer-disaster The Sanders plan would abolish private insurance and cover literally everything: “from inpatient to outpatient care; preventive to emergency care; primary care to specialty care, including […]