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US doctors’ group draws up 10 ‘key questions’ for lawmakers working on health care reform

US doctors’ group draws up 10 ‘key questions’ for lawmakers working on health care reform

In a letter to the leaders of the US House of Representatives and Senate, the American College of Physicians called on the lawmakers to ask 10 “key questions” when considering any legislation that would alter the coverage and consumer protections provided by the Affordable Care Act. The letter also provided the college’s recommendations on four issues: […]

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Trump’s address to Congress: Expert reaction

Trump’s address to Congress: Expert reaction

The president’s comments on health reform begins at the 29:30 mark. The president’s comments on health reform begins at the 29:30 mark. By Jordan Tama, American University School of International Service; Greg Wright, University of California, Merced, and J.B. Silvers, Case Western Reserve University Editor’s note: President Donald Trump gave his first address to a joint […]

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Do you know what the Affordable Care Act does? Here’s a primer to help

Do you know what the Affordable Care Act does? Here’s a primer to help

By Darius Lakdawalla, Professor of Public Policy, University of Southern California and Anup Malani, Chair professor, University of Chicago The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” has generated controversy from its inception. Republicans vow to repeal it. Democrats vow to defend it. Yet, unfortunately, many ordinary Americans seem not to know what it does or why some people want […]

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hospitals, both rural and urban, dread losing ground with health law repeal

Hospitals, both rural and urban, dread losing ground with health law repeal

[arve url=”https://youtu.be/alanECEFNog” align=”center” maxwidth=”770″/] Sarah Varney Kaiser Health News PRINCETON, Ill. — Commuting past the barren winter fields in northern Illinois, Cathie Chapman worries about the future. More than a year ago, she lost her job at a nearby rural hospital after it closed and, as Republicans work to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, wonders […]

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Liberal Vermont to the waters GOP health care overhaul

Liberal Vermont to the waters GOP health care overhaul

By Steven Findlay Kaiser Health News Tiny — and very blue — Vermont could be at the leading edge of the health reforms envisioned by the Trump administration and a Republican Congress. The Green Mountain State, population around 626,000, got a broad waiver last October from the federal government to redesign how its health care […]

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
A safety-net medical center wrestles with specter of ‘repeal’

A safety-net medical center wrestles with specter of ‘repeal’

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News SAN MATEO — Little surprises Lynda Sutherland, who has been a licensed vocational nurse for 35 years at San Mateo Medical Center. But in the past few years, Sutherland said, she’s been surprised by what’s missing: the patients who used to return again and again to the public hospital […]

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Threat of Obamacare repeal leaves community health centers in limbo

Threat of Obamacare repeal leaves community health centers in limbo

From Kaiser Health News in partnership with KPCC, WXXI, KJZZ, Colorado Public Radio, and NPR  Treating people for free or for very little money has been the role of community health centers across the U.S. for decades. In 2015, 1 in 12 Americans sought care at one of these clinics; nearly 6 in 10 were women, […]

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Support for health law grows, leaving Republicans in a bind

Support for health law grows, leaving Republicans in a bind

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Republican members of Congress are at home this week, with many of them getting an earful from anxious constituents about their plans to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. A poll out Friday gives those lawmakers something to be anxious about, too. The monthly tracking poll from the […]

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Some immigrants in California, fearful of deportation, shy away from Medicaid

Some immigrants in California, fearful of deportation, shy away from Medicaid

By Emily Bazar Kaiser Health News Some foreign-born Californians are canceling their Medi-Cal coverage or declining to enroll in the first place, citing fears of a Trump administration crackdown on immigrants. Among those dropping coverage are people in the country legally but concerned about jeopardizing family members who lack permanent legal status, according to government […]

February 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Health law’s 10 essential benefits: a look at what’s at risk in GOP overhaul

Health law’s 10 essential benefits: a look at what’s at risk in GOP overhaul

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News As Republicans look at ways to replace or repair the health law, many suggest shrinking the list of services insurers are required to offer in individual and small group plans would reduce costs and increase flexibility. That option came to the forefront last week when Seema Verma, who is slated to […]

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More