Category Archives: trumpcare

Is the healthcare “free market” working for you?

Journalist Jon Walker published a new piece for The American Prospect titled, “A Guide to the Nightmare of Getting Health Insurance in a Pandemic,” which detailed the absurdity of the U.S. system. Walker paints a picture of a healthcare system … Continue reading

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No Surprise

From Southampton Press: No Surprise For those of us inclined to pay close attention to the Trump administration, this aspect in particular stands out: the undoing of all varieties of federal regulation. Environmental, banking, consumer and health regulations have been … Continue reading

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COVID-19 is here!

We now have a confirmed case admitted at Southampton Hospital.  It is time to reassess.   Although there is but a single patient confirmed on the South Fork of Long Island, suspicion is running high. (update 3/11: 6 cases in Suffolk … Continue reading

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Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested

From ProPublica comes a shocking story. While things aren’t quite as bad where I live,  I think the story is telling about what to expect in the future unless we somehow reform our healthcare system. (D. Posnett) Welcome to Coffeyville, … Continue reading

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Medical Billing Obfuscation versus Vaccines

I am one of those guys who never goes to see a doctor!  But in 2016 I became a grandfather.  The pediatrician of the newborn child warned the parents that everyone in contact with the child needed to have received … Continue reading

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ACA in Reverse!

About 4 million working-age people have lost insurance coverage since 2016 The uninsured rates among lower-income adults rose from 20.9 percent in 2016 to 25.7 percent in March 2018 Check out the story here! This is also interesting:  Survey shows … 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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Why are Drug Prices Going Through the Roof?

By Francesca Rheannon, Journalist Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon, Producer and Host Twitter Accounts: @WritersVoice On Facebook & LinkedIn http://www.writersvoice.net/2017/11/wendell-potter-gerald-friedman/ Why are drug prices going through the roof? We talk with Wendell Potter about Big Pharma and what his new investigative journalism site, Tarbell, is … 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 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 you … 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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Trump Undercuts ACA with New Plan Options

Author Shannon Muchmore @stmuchmore Published Oct. 12, 2017 Dive Brief: President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that rolls back a number of Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions that set minimum requirements for health plans. The order will allow … Continue reading

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Short Hospital Stocks!

I have been waiting for this:  Wall street is jittery about Hospital stocks.  Here is why: (1) Investors are approaching hospital stocks cautiously As  Les Masterson   has said: “Some unfavorable financial trends and an air of uncertainty for healthcare’s future … Continue reading

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Tom Price Must Go

    Posted on their website where you can also sign up in support.  Here is the message from the National Physician’s Alliance: We’ve been here before. Almost a year ago, we opposed the nomination of Dr. Tom Price for … 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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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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Governors’ Letter Opposing the Graham-Cassidy Bill

September 19, 2017 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510   The Honorable Charles E. Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear … Continue reading

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Jimmy Kimmel Shreds the Graham-Cassidy Bill

From his monologue:   “I know you guys are going to find this hard to believe. But a few months ago, after my son had open heart surgery … a senator named Bill Cassidy from Louisiana, was on my show … 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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