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Kreidler: Trump’s order threatens health insurance markets nationwide

Kreidler: Trump’s order threatens health insurance markets nationwide

The executive order President Trump issued today proposes a misguided and simplistic solutions to fix a complex problem – the growing costs of health care…. But here’s the reality behind such a simplistic approach — it ignores the reality of how insurance works.”

October 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Trump’s order advances GOP go-to ideas to broaden insurance choice, curb costs

Trump’s order advances GOP go-to ideas to broaden insurance choice, curb costs

Trump’s order would signals a shift in the administration’s strategy, which relied on Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Trump is now using the force of his executive rule-making authority to implement long-favored GOP policy alternatives.

October 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Senate parliamentarian upends GOP hopes for health bill

Senate parliamentarian upends GOP hopes for health bill

The official rules keeper in the Senate Friday tossed a bucket of cold water on the Senate Republican health bill by advising that major parts of the bill cannot be passed with a simple majority, but rather would require 60 votes. Republicans hold only 52 seats in the Senate.

July 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why health savings accounts are a bust for the poor but a boost for the privileged

Why health savings accounts are a bust for the poor but a boost for the privileged

While health savings accounts can be good for people of a certain income level,they do little for the needs of the poor, who not only stand to gain very little from the tax advantages but who also are unlikely to have thousands of dollars to contribute to such plans.

July 17, 2017 | By | Reply More