Category Archives: ACA

‘My Life Is Very Full’: People With Disabilities Worry About GOP Medicaid Cuts

Kaiser Health News By Elly Yu, WABE June 7, 2017 Evan Nodvin, seen here in his Atlanta-area apartment, uses servicesthat are covered by Medicaid. (Elly Yu/WABE) Several decades ago, Evan Nodvin’s life probably would have looked quite different. Nodvin has … Continue reading

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A Community Seeks Answers, Assurances About Health Care — In 10 Languages

Kaiser Health News By Ana B. Ibarra and Kellen Browning June 5, 2017 Mary Thach (left), pictured with her translator Diane Cao, at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on May 31, had the entirety of her $69,000 throat surgery paid … Continue reading

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GOP Medicaid Cuts Hit Rural America Hardest, Report Finds

Kaiser Health News By Phil Galewitz June 7, 2017 Medicaid advocates rally in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. (Phil Galewitz/KHN) Rural America carried President Donald Trump to his election night upset last November. Trump Country it may be, but rural counties … Continue reading

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How ACA Repeal and Replace Proposals Could Affect Coverage and Premiums for Older Adults and Have Spillover Effects for Medicare

Published by Kaiser Family Foundation Jun 05, 2017 | Tricia Neuman , Karen Pollitz, and Larry Levitt Issue Brief Endnotes Now that the House has passed its bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Senate negotiators face … Continue reading

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Poll: Public Views the ACA More Favorably Than Congress’ Plan to Replace It, Though Republicans Favor the Replacement

Kaiser Family Foundation Majority Says the Senate Either Should Make Major Changes or Not Pass The House Bill At All, While About a Third Want the Senate to Pass It As Is or With Only Minor Changes Public Grows More … Continue reading

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We All Have Pre-existing Conditions

If 1/7 people were turned away on medical insurance applications prior to Obamacare (before 2009), then you probably know someone in your circle of friends with a pre-existing condition, who was denied insurance in those “dark ages”.   Call or … Continue reading

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217 House Members did Something ‘Revolting’

  Fighting words from  Jon Favreau, Co-Host of Pod Save America, Former Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama, at OFA Time to Fight: Seriously — what the House of Representatives did last week was revolting. It didn’t matter to those … Continue reading

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Zeldin says he supports veterans, but they may suffer under AHCA bill

Although Representative Lee Zeldin of NY01 often touts his unwavering support for veterans, this week he voted for the House health care bill that could result in millions of veterans losing their tax credits and many finding themselves in high-risk pools … Continue reading

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#IAmAPreexistingCondition: Twitter fires back after House passes healthcare bill

Posted On Salon FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017 08:15 PM EDT People are sharing their tales of health insurance problems after the House GOP voted to repeal Obamacare KATIE SERENA TOPICS: OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT, PREEXISTING CONDITIONS, TRUMPCARE, POLITICS NEWS, SOCIAL NEWS, NEWS … Continue reading

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New AHCA amendment could be costly to Americans with employer coverage

From The Brookings Institute By: Matthew Fiedler Last week, House Republicans unveiled an amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that would allow states to waive certain insurance market regulations introduced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the … Continue reading

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Tom Price in a Nutshell

From Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator Received April 25, 2017 Dear David, Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about the nomination of Congressman Tom Price for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). I … Continue reading

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Ignoring Science can be Dangerous

There has been a public trend to treat scientific issues as no more than partisan issues.   Either you feel or believe that global warming is man-made or not. Either you feel or believe that immunizations are dangerous for your kids … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin’s Drug Crisis: Billions, or Millions ?

Regarding the drug epidemic, the  CDC (Center for Disease Control) has pointed out 2 trends: A 15-year increase in overdose deaths involving prescription opioid pain relievers and a recent surge in illicit opioid overdose deaths, driven largely by heroin. Prescription … Continue reading

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Impact of Repeal of ACA on First Congressional District (CD-1) of NYState

This was published in March 2017 by the Committee on Energy & Commerce, the Democratic Staff Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Democratic Staff (US House of Representatives) This fact sheet summarizes what is at stake when Zeldin … Continue reading

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AHCA (Trumpcare) Bill is a Disaster

Here is why the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare) is a disaster. The bill has now been vetted (along with its latest changes). In particular, the Congressional Budget Office has reported on the bill and the Brookings Institution has discussed … Continue reading

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Trump (and Zeldin) are Tempting Fate!

“Trump Is Tempting Fate On Health Care” The Republican bill is really unpopular — and now Trump’s numbers are falling, too. As per  Nate Silver  on FiveThirtyEight.  Here are the relevant graphs for this great article: A good reminder of … Continue reading

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Medicaid Caps Pitched By GOP Could Shrink Seniors’ Benefits

This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline, an editorially independent service of the California Health Care Foundation. By Stephanie O’Neil Before Medicaid Caps Pitched By GOP Could Shrink Seniors’ Benefits nursing home patient Carmencita Misa … Continue reading

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GOP Bill’s Unheralded Changes In Rules Could Undermine Health And Prospects Of Neediest

This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline, an editorially independent service of the California Health Care Foundation. By Emily Bazar March 20, 2017 An under-the-radar provision in the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s Deception on Health Care

Email to Rep. Lee Zeldin from Bruce Colbath: Mr. Zeldin:  I just read an article in the Riverhead press concerning your position, or lack thereof, on the AHCA.  Why are you repeating the GOP mantra that the CBO opined that … Continue reading

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A Personal Fight

Published as  Letter to the Editor, in the East Hampton Press, page 7, March 15, 2017 My friend Liz was an intense supporter of the ACA (Obamacare).  There was a good reason.  She had her health insurance canceled back in … Continue reading

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