Category Archives: ACA

GOP Health Bill’s Changes Go Far Beyond Preexisting Conditions

KAISER HEALTH NEWS — REPEAL & REPLACE WATCH By Julie Rovner September 22, 2017 Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) speaks as Sen. Dean Heller (R-N.V.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) listen during a news conference on health care September 13, 2017. … Continue reading

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Zeldin Must Stand Up And Protect Long Island’s Health Care

Letter To Editor: Zeldin Must Stand Up And Protect Long Island’s Health Care Published in “Smithtown Matters”,  Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:08PM Dear Editor, Next week, Senate Republicans will debate a cruel plan to take away health care from millions … Continue reading

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An Act of Mass Suicide

If the U.S. Adopts the G.O.P.’s Health-Care Bill, It Would Be an Act of Mass Suicide   By Atul Gawande September 22, 2017 There is not a single metric of health or health care that the Graham-Cassidy plan—co-sponsored by Senator … Continue reading

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Graham-Cassidy — The Last-Ditch Effort By Republicans To Replace ACA: What You Need To Know

Republican efforts in Congress to “repeal and replace” the federal Affordable Care Act are back from the dead. Again. By Julie Rovner September 19, 2017 Sen. Lindsey Graham (right), stands with Sen. Bill Cassidy (left), Sen. Dean Heller and Sen. Ron … Continue reading

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Graham Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill May Pass

Senator says Obamacare repeal bill close to enough votes to pass, but there’s reason to be skeptical The Graham-Cassidy bill would strip away $80 billion in federal funding support for health coverage. Prior bills that were likewise expected to lead … Continue reading

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Why do we have Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance?

By Aaron E. Carroll.  In the NY Times: THE NEW HEALTH CARE SEPT. 5, 2017 At a community enrollment drive in the 1950s for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Oklahoma, Ralph Rhoades, left, a manager who later became president … Continue reading

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Why ACA market upheaval still looms large

Don’t take your eye off the ball!  With all the distractions from the WH its easy to forget: healthcare is still in serious jeopardy. Here is why.  …and where exactly does Lee Zeldin stand?  Still with 45? DP Whether lawmakers are … Continue reading

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Letter from Former CBO Directors on the Importance of CBO’s Role in the Legislative Process

July 21, 2017 Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Honorable … Continue reading

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This is How Trump Can Destroy Obamacare

From Countable   On Tuesday, the seven-year quest by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, appeared to come to an end, and President Trump responded to the setback by vowing to “let Obamacare … Continue reading

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McConnell’s Unbelievably Reckless Plan B: Repeal ACA With Nothing to Replace It

Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by Indivisible Guide by Indivisible Project 11 Comments A repeal-only bill, explains Indivisible, is “the most extreme attempt yet at dismantling people’s healthcare.” (Photo: Amirah Sequeira/TwitPic)   Republicans considered going this same route in … Continue reading

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New Senate health bill shows no love for New York

http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/15/new-senate-health-bill-shows-no-love-new-york/ By Jerry Zremski | Published July 15, 2017 | Updated July 15, 2017 WASHINGTON – To hear New York health care experts tell it, the Republican senators’ new plan to replace Obamacare is the legislative equivalent of a grave … Continue reading

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Americans Don’t Want Senate’s Health Care Plan, But It’s Unclear What They Do Want

This is from my friend John Hooker: OK guys — this is a must-read. It contains what you need to know about American public opinion on health care. Don’t forget, health care affects everyone and encompasses almost every aspect of … Continue reading

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It’s Time For Politics To Take A Back Seat To Those They Serve. Let’s Have a Bi-Partisan HealthCare Solution: This Could Be A Start

A liberal think tank just released its own proposal to fix Obamacare Posted on Vox.com   Jeff Stein Jun 29, 2017, 11:30am EDT Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and dozens of other Senate Democrats hold photos of patients on the Capitol … Continue reading

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Obamacare Inspires Unlikely Political Action In California’s Red Region

KAISER HEALTH NEWS/CALIFORNIA HEALTHLINE — REPEAL & REPLACE WATCH By April Dembosky, KQED   July 6, 2017 Greta Elliott talks to her staff at the Canby Family Practice Clinic in Modoc County. (April Dembosky/KQED) Modoc County, in the northeastern corner of … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s Approval of Senate Healthcare Bill Reveals His Lack of Concern for Veterans

Tester and Senate Veterans Affairs’ Committee Members Highlight Impact of Senate Health Care Plan on Veterans Approximately 7 Million Veterans’ Health Care at Risk Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (U.S. Senate) – Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Jon … Continue reading

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New County-Level Map Compares Premiums and Tax Credits Under Senate Health Bill and ACA

KAISER HEALTH NEWS Jun 23, 2017 A new interactive map from the Kaiser Family Foundation compares county-level estimates of premiums that consumers would pay under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2020 with what they’d pay under the Senate’s discussion … Continue reading

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Winners And Losers: 40 Is Old In Senate GOP Health Plan’s Subsidy Structure

KAISER HEALTH NEWS — REPEAL & REPLACE WATCH By Julie Appleby June 22, 2017 People getting subsidies to help buy health insurance would see at least three sharp changes — tied to both age and income — that could dramatically … Continue reading

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No One in Zeldin’s Office Could Care Less

By Steven Lupo I called Senators Schumer and Gillibrand’s office yesterday.   I spoke to Jason at Schumer’s office and Saj (her nickname) at Gillibrand’s office. I stated I heard that 13 Republican men were hiding behind closed doors, trying to … Continue reading

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Zeldin on Opiods

Posted in Smithtown Matters, June 14 To The Editor: I read Mr. Zeldin’s op-ed concerning the opioid epidemic in wonderment. It is hard to disagree with his view that the opiod epidemic is a crisis America needs to confront. But, … Continue reading

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Senate GOP vows to keep plugging away at health care — behind closed doors

Salon  June 9, 2017 Mitch McConnell doesn’t want to repeal Obamacare — but he has to at least pretend that he does MATTHEW SHEFFIELD (Credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)   Now that President Donald Trump appears to have embraced the … Continue reading

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