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 […]
Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promise was to get rid of Obamacare, officially misnamed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Soaring premiums under ObamaCare are harming individuals and families and depressing our economy. The sooner ObamaCare is repealed, the better, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). President-elect Trump need not wait for […]
In response to reports that President-elect Trump and congressional Republicans might consider reneging on their promise to repeal ObamaCare, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) issued the following statement: ObamaCare is a complicated net of provisions that pay off interlocking special interest groups. Despite Nancy Pelosi’s comment that we had to pass it […]
Tucson, Ariz. The contrast between the two major party candidates is stark on the key issue of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”). Hillary Clinton promises to build on its success; Donald Trump pledges to repeal and replace it in his first 100 days, notes the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). Key […]
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 […]
The Honorable Sylvia Burwell Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Commonwealth of Kentucky Proposal of Section 1115 Waiver Project, Kentucky HEALTH Dear Madame Secretary: On behalf of the physician and medical student members of the Kentucky Chapter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), […]
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.
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill. The ACA has been seemingly off Congress’ radar since the veto of Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, the last attempt to repeal the ACA; however, in recent weeks there have been a few developments. Rep. Pete Sessions, (R-TX) and Sen. […]
In 2015, insurers may have lost as much as $1,000 per enrollee, despite government compensation through the reinsurance and “risk corridor” programs that are supposed to compensate insurers for high-risk subscribers, writes Brian Blase (Forbes, May 11, 2016). The Obama Administration has good reason to be concerned that other insurers will follow United HealthCare’s lead […]