Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare’

Trump To Cut Off Billions In Key Obamacare Payments To Insurers

The sabotage continues. U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis – HuffPost Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community […]

Bipartisan Group Of Governors Speaks Out Against Latest Obamacare Repeal Attempt

“Legislation should receive consideration under regular order, including hearings in health committees and input from the appropriate health-related parties,” reads the letter. U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis – HuffPost Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription […]

Bipartisan Group Of Governors Warns Senate Not To Pass ‘Skinny’ Obamacare Repeal Bill

One key Republican senator may be paying close attention. U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis – HuffPost Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

Trump’s Plan To ‘Let Obamacare Fail’ Is Morally Appalling

Donald Trump is president now and it’s his job to run this government, whether he likes it or not. U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis – HuffPost Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles […]

Mitch McConnell Says Senate Will Vote To Repeal Obamacare And Replace It Later

After weeks of wooing colleagues, the Senate majority leader has abandoned his bill. U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis – HuffPost Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants […]

The Ads Targeting Vulnerable Republicans Who Voted For Obamacare Repeal Are Already Beginning

WASHINGTON ― As Republicans narrowly voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, their Democratic colleagues immediately warned that they would face electoral consequences, singing “hey, hey, hey, goodbye” on the House floor.  Over the weekend, GOP lawmakers already began to experience fallout in response to their vote, with constituents and progressive groups mobilizing […]

This New ‘Compromise’ On Repeal Still Won’t Protect States That Like Obamacare

There’s a new argument circulating on Capitol Hill, as conservative House Republicans try to win over more moderate colleagues who oppose the GOP’s bill to repeal Obamacare. It goes like this: Thanks to an amendment to the American Health Care Act introduced this past week, states would ultimately have discretion over whether to keep two of the […]

Here’s How Trump Could Make Obamacare Better – Or Worse

It’s President Donald Trump’s health care system now. The question is: What’s he going to do with it? After the collapse of the GOP effort to repeal the Barack Obama administrations’s Affordable Care Act and enact a different set of reforms to the health care system Friday, Trump inherited programs that aren’t going anywhere and […]

Uncertain Fate Of Obamacare Causes Some Hospitals To Halt Projects, Hiring

(Reuters) – Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing someU.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, dealing an economic blow to these facilities and the towns they call home. Hospitals typically lay out multi-year operating plans that prioritize investments, […]

Tom Price Confirmed As Health Secretary In Blow To Obamacare

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to confirm Representative Tom Price as the top U.S. healthcare official, putting a determined opponent of Obamacare in position to help President Donald Trump dismantle the healthcare law. The Senate voted 52-47 to approve the conservative Georgia Republican and orthopedic surgeon as the […]

Black Women Face Devastating Losses If Obamacare Is Repealed

Bianca Adams worked part-time jobs as a spa professional, sometimes juggling two or three at a time, for years. But none of them offered her insurance, which meant that the 47-year-old with diabetes often went to the emergency room for care. “I was one of those people that had to go to the emergency when […]

Cancer Survivor Tells Paul Ryan: ‘I’d Be Dead’ Without Obamacare

#RyanTownHall attendee: "I want to thank Pres. Obama from the bottom of my heart" because Obamacare saved my life https://t.co/kp78FrxOPG pic.twitter.com/4p2ZZAf6yH — CNN (@CNN) January 13, 2017 A man who survived cancer despite a grim diagnosis challenged House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on his efforts to repeal Obamacare.  “Because of the Affordable Care Act, I’m […]

Senate Republicans Take The First Big Step Toward Repealing Obamacare

Senate Republicans have taken the first big step toward repealing Obamacare, setting in motion a legislative process that could undo the largest expansion of government in a generation and leave more than 20 million Americans without health insurance. In a mostly party-line vote that took place early on Thursday, the Senate passed a special budget resolution that instructs committees […]

“Obamacare” — Three Keys for Improvement

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Dec. 31, 2016 — As the 2016 presidential campaign came to a close and we elected a new president, polls showed that of the half-dozen things that most concerned Americans, health care was one of the major topics. No real surprise there. There are advocates for the Affordable Care Act, […]

Poll: Only One-Fourth Of Americans Actually Want Full Obamacare Repeal

The first major post-election survey on Obamacare suggests that repeal is a lot less popular than President-elect Donald Trump and other Republicans may imagine. The poll also finds that even many Americans who support repeal think Republicans should decide how they’d replace Obamacare before passing a law that would end the program. The survey comes […]

Trump Distorted What’s Going On With Obamacare (As Usual)

Donald Trump on Sunday night called Obamacare a “disaster,” saying that premiums are skyrocketing at record levels. But Trump routinely cherry-picks the largest increases health insurance companies have proposed to state and federal regulators to exaggerate the scale and extent of these rate hikes. It’s true that premiums for the health insurance plans that more than […]

More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare

Enrollment in clinical trials also increased, study finds healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service […]

In GOP Convention’s Shadow, Obamacare Is Paying Big Dividends

CLEVELAND ― The Republicans gathering inside the Quicken Loans Arena don’t care too much about the nitty-gritty of policy. But if there’s one substantive issue that generates passion among convention delegates and party leaders, it’s Obamacare. They think it crushes freedom. They think it’s a handout. And they think it’s a policy disaster. At the […]

Americans Don’t Like Obamacare But Don’t Trust Trump To Fix It

WASHINGTON ― Voters trust Hillary Clinton and other Democrats more than Donald Trump and Republicans when it comes to health care ― even though more Americans still dislike Obamacare than like it, a new poll shows. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, touts a health care agenda that would build on the Affordable Care Act, […]

Obamacare Premiums Are Spiking, But Yours Probably Aren’t

WASHINGTON — Americans who don’t need to worry about health insurance premium increases on the Obamacare exchanges are worried about them anyway. That could spell headaches for Democrats. More than 8 in 10 people surveyed by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation this month have followed the news that rates on the Affordable Care Act […]

Obamacare Premiums Primed to Spike in 2017

Study of insurers’ rate requests in 14 markets reveals a 10 percent average increase healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

Here’s How Donald Trump Says He’d Replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON — Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who has vowed to scrap the Affordable Care Act and replace it with “something terrific,” finally provided a rough idea of what he thinks terrific looks like. The bullet points published on the billionaire businessman’s website Wednesday night don’t amount to a detailed plan to overhaul the health care system, […]

If You Like Your Obamacare Plan, You Maybe Shouldn’t Keep It

WASHINGTON — Health insurance consumers who use HealthCare.gov to buy their plans can choose to stick with what they have and let the system automatically renew their coverage for next year. A new report suggests that just might be a bad idea. That’s because the best deals for this year aren’t necessarily the best deals […]

Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare

Virginia data show rates of viral suppression rose on federally funded insurance healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American […]

Democratic Candidates Criticize Obamacare Tax Disliked By Unions

WASHINGTON — Even as they’re defending the Affordable Care Act against Republican attacks, the three major Democratic presidential candidates agreed this week that the health care law does have a problem. It’s no coincidence that unions agree. The problem is the so-called Cadillac tax. It’s set to go into effect in 2018. And unions in […]

Democratic Candidates Criticize Obamacare Tax Disliked By Unions

WASHINGTON — Even as they’re defending the Affordable Care Act against Republican attacks, the three major Democratic presidential candidates agreed this week that the health care law does have a problem. It’s no coincidence that unions agree. The problem is the so-called Cadillac tax. It’s set to go into effect in 2018. And unions in […]

Obamacare Haters Are Getting Harder To Find

Obamacare isn’t popular. But it may be getting less unpopular. On Thursday morning, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation released a new survey showing that 44 percent of the public has a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, while 41 percent has an unfavorable view. The numbers are nearly identical to what they were in […]

The Real Reason Republicans Don’t Have A Contingency Plan For Obamacare

If you want to know about the Republican Party’s priorities for health care, pay close attention to what transpired — and what didn’t transpire — on Capitol Hill Tuesday. The House Ways and Means Committee held a session to consider a number of health care-related measures. In theory, it would have been an ideal time […]

The Clock Is Ticking And Republicans Still Have No Serious Obamacare Alternative

Republicans keep saying they’ll be ready to act if the Supreme Court upholds the big legal challenge to Obamacare, thereby wiping out financial assistance for millions of people in two-thirds of the states. With the clock ticking down to a ruling, it’s gotten awfully hard to take the GOP’s vows seriously. Most experts expect the […]

Do These Poll Ratings Mark A Turning Point For Obamacare?

Favorable impressions of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act have increased slightly in recent months, showing the highest positive rating in a key tracking poll since the autumn of 2012. While the change is small, the reasons behind it hint at shifts in the political environment that may foreshadow better news for the ACA in […]

Number of Uninsured Adults Decreasing Under Obamacare

Report also suggests racial disparities in healthcare improving under new law healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants […]

HUFFPOLLSTER: Obamacare Expands Coverage For Latinos

Obamacare has increased health coverage for Latinos, yet one in four remain uninformed about ACA marketplaces. Ted Cruz falls ideologically in line with Republican voters in key primary states. And a report claims Hillary Clinton will hire 1,000 data geeks. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, March 26, 2015. NEW SURVEY MEASURES OBAMACARE IMPACT ON LATINOS […]

Senator Ted Cruz: Republican Presidential Nominee and Newest Obamacare Enrollee

On Monday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination. There are only two ways to assess this: Either he is delusional, or as fellow Republican Representative Peter King (R-NY) points out, Cruz is a clown. I’m not sure which Cruz would prefer. But I am certain that the media has […]

Senate Girds For Lengthy Budget Battle Over Obamacare And Defense Spending

The Senate on Tuesday kicked off what is likely to be a lengthy funding debate over Senate Republicans’ budget blueprint, which aims to boost defense spending and to repeal the Affordable Care Act through a process known as reconciliation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to keep his promise of an open-amendment process on […]

Number Of Uninsured Fell By More Than 11 Million Since Passage Of Obamacare, CDC Reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although that still would leave about 37 million people uninsured, it’s the […]

Obamacare Is Turning 5 Years Old, And The Debate Has Barely Changed

A big f***ing deal happened five years ago Monday. On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act — a law designed to make health insurance available to all Americans and, over time, to make the health care system more efficient. Vice President Joe Biden’s comment that the law was a “B.F.D.,” […]

Republicans Vote To Hide Costs Of Repealing Obamacare In Budget

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee voted Thursday to shield attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act from objections that it would add to the government’s budget deficit. The budget resolution for 2016 includes what are known as reconciliation instructions that tell several congressional committees to come up with ways to undo Obamacare. […]

Obamacare and the Supreme Court: What’s at Stake

Millions of consumers could lose health insurance subsidies in dispute over language in the law healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

Top Republican Senator Explains Why The Supreme Court Challenge To Obamacare Is Garbage

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is one of six Republican senators who joined an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to gut one of the core provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Yet the central claim of that brief — and, indeed, of the entire lawsuit — was rejected during the debate over the law by […]

The Anatomy Of Obamacare

Working in the White House on a Saturday afternoon had become routine for Zeke Emanuel and Bob Kocher,” Steven Brill tells us at the beginning of Chapter 9 of his ambitious new history of the Affordable Care Act, “America’s Bitter Pill” (Random House). Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans […]

Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

Some Newly Insured Under ‘Obamacare’ May Have Trouble Finding Doctors

In certain markets, wary physicians, narrow provider networks pose obstacles to care healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American […]

King V. Burwell: How Supreme Court Could Wreck Obamacare In States

More than 800,000 Floridians would see their monthly insurance premiums rise, from an average of around $ 70 to an average of around $ 350, or roughly a factor of five. More than 600,000 people in Texas, about 325,000 in North Carolina, and another 275,000 in Georgia would see insurance premiums soar by similar amounts. […]

The Latest Frivolous Attack On Obamacare

Last week the court shocked many observers by saying that it was willing to hear a case claiming that the wording of one clause in the Affordable Care Act sets drastic limits on subsidies to Americans who buy health insurance. It’s a ridiculous claim; not only is it clear from everything else in the act […]

Voters’ Views on Obamacare Split Along Party Lines

Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

Obamacare Is More Unpopular Than Ever, Poll Shows

A majority of Americans disapprove of Obamacare, the highest share since President Barack Obama’s health care reforms became law more than four years ago, according to survey findings released Friday. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s health care tracking poll for July reveals that 53 percent of people view the Affordable Care Act unfavorably, a […]

Health Insurers Set To Give Out More Obamacare Refunds

WASHINGTON — An obscure Obamacare feature may net health insurance customers $ 332 million this year. That’s the total insurance companies will have to give back to customers this year under an Affordable Care Act provision designed to keep companies from overcharging consumers, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday. Including this […]

ER Visits Jump As Obamacare Kicks In, Doctors Say

More people may be visiting hospital emergency departments this year as health benefits from Obamacare went live, according to a survey of physicians published Wednesday. The American College of Emergency Physicians polled more than 1,800 emergency room doctors last month, and 46 percent reported increases in patients coming through their doors since Jan. 1, the […]

Joni Ernst Takes A Shot At Obamacare In Latest Campaign Ad

U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst wants Iowa to give her a shot. Ernst rolls up to a shooting range on a Harley Davidson in her latest television ad, sporting a leather jacket and pulling her purse out of the motorcycle’s saddlebag. “Conservative Joni Ernst: mom, farm girl and a lieutenant colonel who carries more than […]

For Newly Insured Under Obamacare, a Steep Learning Curve

Pay attention to health plan details to avoid trouble and expense, experts advise healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the […]

The Biggest Reason People Didn’t Sign Up For Obamacare

The top reason uninsured people didn’t enroll in coverage under Obamacare this year is they still don’t feel like they can afford health insurance, according to a new survey. The findings in a report published by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Tuesday highlight the affordability gap facing some U.S. households, especially those with incomes […]

Exploring Southern States’ Opposition to Obamacare

How do Southern states compare with non-Southern states in their response to the Affordable Care Act? What elements of the decision-making environment help us understand this region’s active opposition to Obamacare? The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (referenced here as ACA or Obamacare) in 2010 has elicited heated debate and resistance […]

Need a Reason to Cut Costs at Your Business? Blame Obamacare

As children, we learn quickly that blaming other people for our problems doesn’t really work. In the end, we are accountable for our own actions and must take responsibility for our own decisions. Lately it seems like that lesson has been lost on some of the most powerful business leaders in the country. The new […]

Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under Obamacare

Uninsured Americans can still sign up for 2014 coverage through March 31 healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American […]