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Ads target Republicans who voted for House health bill

Ads target Republicans who voted for House health bill

Opponents of the Republican health care bill, the American Health Care Act, are targeting 24 vulnerable Republican representatives who voted for the legislation.

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why blue states might ditch beloved Obamacare protections

Why blue states might ditch beloved Obamacare protections

Red, or GOP-leaning, states are sure to be interested in rolling back the law’s coverage requirements and freeing insurers to charge people more when they have preexisting conditions. But many deep-blue, heavily Democratic states supportive of Obamacare may be forced to do the same.

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
How pre-existing conditions became front and center in health care vote | Viewpoint

How pre-existing conditions became front and center in health care vote | Viewpoint

Individual insurers have developed lists of pre-existing conditions they used to deny coverage (such as substance abuse, acne and sleep apnea), medications (such as heparin, Zyrexa and Interferon) or occupations (such as miners, pilots and air traffic controllers). A congressional report found that 425 medical diagnoses have been used to decline coverage.

May 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Help the homeless with the rent to cut Medicaid costs, advocates say

Help the homeless with the rent to cut Medicaid costs, advocates say

Helping homeless Medicaid patients in California pay for rent could curb their frequent emergency room visits and save the state’s Medi-Cal program millions of dollars a year, state housing and health care advocates say.

May 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
How did health insurance get so complicated?

How did health insurance get so complicated?

One of the biggest underlying problems is confusion over what we are buying here and what incentives are necessary to get everyone to behave.

May 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Some GOP congressmen could pay politically for ACA repeal vote

Some GOP congressmen could pay politically for ACA repeal vote

GOP representatives seen as most at risk represent districts where a large number of people have coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, or districts that have trended blue recently.

May 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Political Theater: How a bill that nearly all opposed managed to pass the House

Political Theater: How a bill that nearly all opposed managed to pass the House

Despite vocal opposition from nearly every major constituency affected, the US House of Representatives approved on the Republican Obamacare ‘repeal and replace’ bill.

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
One map shows how the Affordable Care Act affected King County

One map shows how the Affordable Care Act affected King County

The number of uninsured residents of King County has fallen by more than 50% since embracing the ACA, benefitting every neighborhood of the county.

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Squeaker in the House becomes headache for the Senate: 5 things to watch

Squeaker in the House becomes headache for the Senate: 5 things to watch

After weeks of will-they-or-won’t-they tensions, the House managed to pass its GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, 217-213, by a razor-thin margin. Democrats who lost the battle are still convinced they may win the political war.

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Drug coverage denied by Medicare? How seniors can fight back

Drug coverage denied by Medicare? How seniors can fight back

Concerns about Medicare drug coverage are common: More seniors call the Medicare Rights Center’s national hotline (800-333-4114) about this topic each year than any other. Here is some essential information about the appeals process:

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More