Category Archives: Pre-existing Conditions

We Got to Work Together

“Being different is cool”  – a lesson from kids in Germantown, PA. A truly powerful video relevant to our current times (click on the image to see the musical video): Recognized by the United Nations for Extraordinary Public Service   … Continue reading

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Drug Prices: How Pharma Games the System

We have all seen the TV ads for Humira… What they don’t show is the cost.  For instance there are a number of different TNFalpha blockers, including Humira (adalimumab) and Embrel (etanercept). The following site lists their comparable pricing: https://www.goodrx.com/tnf-blockersContinue reading

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10 REASONS WOMEN MUST #FlipThe1st!

Issue #2: August, 2018                                 by Jacquelyn Gavron and Amy Turner    Lee Zeldin repeatedly votes for laws that jeopardize the health and financial wellbeing of … Continue reading

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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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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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Letter to Sen. McCain

From Max Plesset MD (Springs, East Hampton) Dear Senator McCain, I have always respected your independence, judgement and thoughtful decision making. Now you have a serious malignancy and I am sorry for that. Undoubtedly you are receiving the best of … 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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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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The new Senate health care bill — and the return of preexisting conditions — explained

Posted on Vox.com Updated by Sarah Kliffsarah@vox.com Jul 13, 2017, 1:18pm EDT Senate Republicans introduced a revised version of their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, one that would allow insurers to once again deny … Continue reading

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Association Health Plans for Small Groups and Self-Employed Individuals Could Be Negatively Impacted under the Better Care Reconciliation Act

KAISER HEALTH NEWS Jun 30, 2017 | Karen Pollitz and Gary Claxton The Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), includes a provision to create new association health plan options … Continue reading

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Uneven Playing Field: Applying Different Rules to Competing Health Plans

KAISER HEALTH NEWS — Health Reform Jul 11, 2017 | Karen Pollitz and Anthony Damico As the Senate considers the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), amendments have been discussed … Continue reading

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A Cruel Joke — 13 men are in charge of healthcare for all American women.

POSTED IN THE GUARDIAN Lucia Graves Wednesday 28 June 2017  11.34 EDT   Regressive gender politics are resurgent in 2017, as demonstrated by a Republican bill that would be devastating to women’s health John Barrasso, Mitch McConnell, and John Cornyn: three … Continue reading

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Summary of CBO Report on Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (Senate Bill)

June 26, 2017 Cost Estimate CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would reduce federal deficits by $321 billion over the coming decade and increase the number of people who are uninsured by 22 … 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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Promises Made To Protect Preexisting Conditions Prove Hollow

KAISER HEALTH NEWS — REPEAL & REPLACE WATCH By Jay Hancock and Rachel Bluth June 23, 2017 Congressional Democrats joined activists on May 4 for a rally to urge not to replace the Affordable Care Act. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Senate … Continue reading

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Do or Die on Trumpcare

Senate Republicans want to rush a vote on Trumpcare in JUNE, whether they have the votes or not. The deciding moment may be near.   Since much of this is behind closed doors and interest groups such as doctor associations, hospital … Continue reading

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‘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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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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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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Trump’s Support on Long Island

Carol Polsky published a nice report of interviews with 6 Long Islanders in Newsday.  These are people that voted for Trump but maybe having second thoughts at least on some issues.  We posted a similar analysis of working class voters … Continue reading

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