An announcement from Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffet this week sent healthcare stocks tumbling and set media abuzz with speculation and surprise. While that speculation ranged from “end of all healthcare woes” to “the end of all things single payer!” In truth, there is very little we do know except that it is…
Idaho plans to allow health plans that don’t comply with Obamacare’s minimum standards. Thus, in Idaho, non-marketplace plans won’t have to meet the standards set forth by the Affordable Care Act.
Congress hasn’t funded CHIP yet. What is happening is that Republicans won’t pass a clean CHIP funding bill. They are using it as a bargaining chip in terms of striking a deal on the 2018 budget.
The Issue We all need healthcare and health insurance, and the cost of medical care has exploded. We need to find a good way to manage the cost of insurance and care. The difficulty is compounded because wages and income have been stagnant for most of us. Even if you have a full-time job, you…
Just a quick reminder, open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) starts Nov. 1st. Shop at HealthCare.Gov and get covered!
We explain the basics of the Bernie Sanders Medicare-for-all bill, a bill to expand universal coverage to all Americans by expanding Medicare.
The wealth gap between primary care doctors and procedure-driven specialists is increasingly forcing primary care physicians to become a vanishing breed.
The Trump administration cut ObamaCare’s advertising and outreach budget sharply this year. Ad funding was reduced from $100 million to $10 million.
A new report from the Kaiser dispels the “ObamaCare death spiral” myth, showing that insurance premiums are generally stabilizing under the ACA.
More than Half of Americans Support Single Payer (According to Kaiser Health Tracking Poll) A June Kaiser Health Tracking poll finds that a slim majority of the public (53%) now favors a single-payer health care. What is single payer? Single payer is a health insurance solution (not a healthcare delivery solution) where all Americans would…
We look at the question, “can repealing the ACA or its key provisions bring down the cost of health insurance / healthcare?”
Trump’s Claims That 2 Million More People Just Dropped out of ObamaCare, that ObamaCare is in a Death Spiral, and that Democrats are Obstructing Fact-Checked Trump claimed a lot of things about healthcare recently, we fact-check some key claims like “2 million more people just dropped out of ObamaCare.” Claim: Trump recently tweeted “2 million more people…
Senate Republicans are considering passing the AHCA, the ObamaCare repeal, with no debate (the bill is currently being re-written in secret).
One of the last remaining insurers in Missouri participating in the ObamaCare exchanges pulled out. This leaves 19,000 Obamacare enrollees in 25 counties in that state with no options in 2018.
TrumpCare weakens (not eliminates) key protections for those with pre-existing conditions, which could result in some being excluded from the market due to cost.
What Does an ObamaCare Repeal and Replace Plan Mean For America? We will explain both “what will happen if ObamaCare is repealed” and “what will happen if the latest repeal and replace plan goes through.” The Basics House Republicans passed the latest version of their repeal and replace bill 217-to-213 on Thursday May 4th, 2017. The bill will now…
Heroin and fentanyl deaths are now more common than deaths from prescription drugs like oxycodone. Here is an educated opinion as to why.
Here is advice for conservatives in the White House and Freedom Caucus trying to hash out an ObamaCare replacement.
TrumpCare would have meant 24 million more uninsured that ObamaCare, that is 24 million each year, not just once.
Below is a statement from President Barack Obama On the 7th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (March 23, 2017).
The expected House vote on a Republican health care bill to replace Obamacare is close, but nothing is final yet.
There was a good deal of content missing from HealthCare.Gov as of Feb. 17, 2017, and some senators sought answers from HHS Secretary Price.
The ACA (ObamaCare) didn’t include a Public Option because Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, a former Nebraska insurance commissioner, refused to vote for any bill with a public option.
If you don’t check your health insurance auto-pay, you may be the ultimate price (having your insurer drop your plan).
An old lawsuit is rearing its ugly head again and it could lead to ObamaCare’s cost sharing assistance being defunded under Trump.