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Insurers may notch bigger profits from fewer customers in ‘Trumpcare’

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Insurers may notch bigger profits from fewer customers in ‘Trumpcare’

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News The House GOP’s embattled health care bill has plenty of detractors: Democrats, hospitals, the American Medical Association and the House Freedom Caucus all oppose it. But the insurance industry is not on that list — even though it stands to lose millions of customers. One reason the industry has […]

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Late move to dump ‘essential’ benefits could strand chronically ill

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Late move to dump ‘essential’ benefits could strand chronically ill

By Jay Hancock Kaiser Health News A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average consumer’s upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, said experts on both sides of the debate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But, they […]

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Voters oppose GOP health plan 3-1, poll

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Voters oppose GOP health plan 3-1, poll

Poll finds big opposition to cuts to Medicaid and Planned Parenthood From Quinnipiac University: American voters disapprove of the Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, 56 – 17 percent — with 26 percent undecided, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Support among Republicans is a lackluster 41 – […]

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On health reform, Democrats and Republicans don’t speak the same language

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
On health reform, Democrats and Republicans don’t speak the same language

By Charles Ornstein and Derek Willis ProPublica Turns out that Democrats have more to say than Republicans when it comes to legislation that would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. With the House set to vote today on the Republican replacement plan, called the American Health Care Act, we […]

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In deep-blue state, million in reddish heartland count on Medicaid

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
In deep-blue state, million in reddish heartland count on Medicaid

By Ana B. Ibarra Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News FRESNO, Calif. — In 2012, when Jerry Goodwin showed up at a clinic with intense pain and swelling in his legs, doctors called for an ambulance even though the hospital was across the street. That generated a $900 bill — just the beginning […]

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GOP plan aims to curb Medicaid, expand state options

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
GOP plan aims to curb Medicaid, expand state options

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News For all its populist design, the House GOP’s latest proposal to overhaul federal Medicaid funding creates financial risks for states and could leave some enrollees worse off. Dramatic changes in Medicaid are a big part of the House bill to partially repeal the Affordable Care Act that’s steaming toward […]

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How Millennials win and lose under the GOP health bill

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
How Millennials win and lose under the GOP health bill

By Kristin Espeland Gourlay, RINPR Kaiser Health News Designing skateboards is just one of Luke Franco’s gigs. On a recent afternoon, he had just enough time before his next shift to chat at a café in downtown Providence, R.I. “I work at the YMCA Monday through Friday with kindergartners through fifth-graders. It’s split shift; 7 to 9, […]

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Young man with Parkinson’s frets over the affordability of GOP health plan

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Young man with Parkinson’s frets over the affordability of GOP health plan

By Alex Smith, KCUR Kaiser Health News Many millennials have their hands full as they launch into adulthood — jobs, homes and partners. But Ford Inbody, 33, already thinks about a time when he won’t be able to work. He has Parkinson’s disease. Every night after work, he and his wife, Cortney, walk their two dogs […]

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We fact-checked lawmakers’ letters to constituents on health care

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
We fact-checked lawmakers’ letters to constituents on health care

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica When Louisiana resident Andrea Mongler wrote to her senator, Bill Cassidy, in support of the Affordable Care Act, she wasn’t surprised to get an email back detailing the law’s faults. Cassidy, a Republican who is also a physician, has been a vocal critic. The legislators have cited wrong statistics, conflated health […]

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I do … take you to be my lawfully covered health-care dependent

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
I do … take you to be my lawfully covered health-care dependent

By Fred Mogul, WNYC Kaiser Health News “This is a first for me,” said Rabbi Andy Dubin, as he sat down on a collapsible chair opposite Ann Justi and Don Boyer. The trio was in the compact living room of Boyer’s apartment in Yonkers, N.Y., standing between the sofa, TV and writing desk. Dubin was in his […]

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