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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
Advocates of flat-fee primary care see opening in GOP’s market-driven approach

Advocates of flat-fee primary care see opening in GOP’s market-driven approach

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Back in the day, people paid for routine primary care on their own and used insurance only when something serious came up. Some primary care doctors are betting that model can thrive again through a monthly subscription for routine care and a high-deductible insurance policy to take care of […]

February 28, 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
Drowning in a ‘high-risk’ insurance poll — At $18,000 a year.

Drowning in a ‘high-risk’ insurance poll — At $18,000 a year.

By Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio Kaiser Health News Some Republicans looking to scrap the Affordable Care Act say monthly health insurance premiums need to be lower for the individuals who have to buy insurance on their own. One way to do that, GOP leaders say, would be to return to the use of what […]

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