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‘Pre-hospice’ saves money by keeping people at home near the end of life

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Pre-hospice’ saves money by keeping people at home near the end of life

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News Gerald Chinchar isn’t quite at the end of life, but the end is not far away. The 77-year-old fell twice last year, shattering his hip and femur, and now gets around his San Diego home in a wheelchair. His medications fill a dresser drawer, and congestive heart failure puts […]

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House leaders ‘came up short’ in effort to kill Obamacare

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
House leaders ‘came up short’ in effort to kill Obamacare

By Mary Agnes Carey Kaiser Health News Despite days of intense negotiations and last-minute concessions to win over wavering GOP conservatives and moderates, House Republican leaders Friday failed to secure enough support to pass their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill from consideration after he […]

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Ryan Pulls GOP Bill To Replace Obamacare

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ryan Pulls GOP Bill To Replace Obamacare

By Mary Agnes Carey Kaiser Health News Despite days of intense negotiations and last-minute concessions to win over wavering GOP conservatives and moderates, House Republican leaders Friday failed to win enough support to pass their plan to partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan made the announcement at the Capitol […]

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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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