Category Archives: American Health Care Act

US Healthcare: no Bang for the Buck

Health care in the US is more expensive, by far, than anywhere else on this planet.  It represents greater than 17.9% of the US GDP.   Health spending is projected to grow 1.0 percentage point faster than Gross Domestic Product … Continue reading

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Out-of-pocket healthcare spending could rise thanks to Lee Zeldin

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare)  was associated with reduced out-of-pocket spending for US medical care, particularly among those with lower incomes, but not with reduced premiums. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the … Continue reading

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Taking the Heart out of Obamacare

Tax bill sets up 2018 attacks on our health care This week, House and Senate Republicans passed their deficit-busting tax giveaway to corporations and the ultra-rich without a single Democratic vote, clearing it for Donald Trump’s signature. After failing to … Continue reading

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Zombie Health Care Repeal Part 5: What the GOP’s Sneaky Health Repeal Means for You

Yet another attempt to sabotage healthcare!  They just don’t get it.  David View story at Medium.com The GOP is sneaking in a partisan health care repeal to pay for their tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Individual Mandate Repeal in Latest Tax Bill Draft

Author Shannon Muchmore @stmuchmore Published Nov. 15, 2017 Dive Brief: Republican leaders said Tuesday the latest version of their bill to overhaul the tax system would repeal the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) … 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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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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