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AMA Asking the Wrong Question on Obamacare Revisions

The American Medical Association has announced its opposition to the Senate’s plan to revise (“repeal”) the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare), stating that the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) violates the Hippocratic principle to […]

Make Insurance Affordable Again

by Kris S. Held, M.D. Republicans may take another stab at getting rid of ObamaCare, better called the Unaffordable Care Act. But most Americans will hold their applause until they find out whether this next […]

Calculating Healthcare Strategy

This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, MD Political machinations continue after Ryan Care was withdrawn for lack of enough votes. Strategists try to figure what will satisfy the Senate parliamentarian on […]

Is Your Health Insurance Good For You?

By Alieta Eck, MD – http://zhcenter.org Imagine that you don’t feel well. You have had nausea and vague abdominal pain for a week, and you notice that your belt is getting tighter. You have not […]

ObamaCare Subsidies Rob the Middle Class

By Alieta Eck, MD As the controversy rages between those Republicans who want full repeal and those who want to retain what might be “good” about ObamaCare, we are not asking the right questions. While […]

Trump Needs to Drain the “Healthcare” Swamp

By Jane M. Orient, MD: In his Feb 28 address to the Joint Session of Congress, President Trump called the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “ObamaCare”) an “imploding disaster.” His references to soaring premiums, contracting […]

HHS Secretary Tom Price and the AAPS

By Dr. Alieta Eck: Dr. Tom Price, our new Secretary of Health and Human Services, has been accused of belonging to a “conservative, fringe medical group” that “holds positions that are at wide variance with […]

Day One and the Fate of ObamaCare

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, […]

What If Sick People Lose Their ObamaCare?

By Jane M. Orient, M.D. As Republicans contemplate repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”)—seriously, not just as a political gesture—alarms are sounding about millions of individuals losing coverage. So soon we have forgotten […]