Tag Archives: myths

Debunking Anti-Vaxxers

Worth watching: https://portside.org/video/2020-01-17/debunking-anti-vaxxers  

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Math not Myths: Democrats Win When their Voters are Inspired to Turn out!

Great piece in the Nation:  July 18, 2017.  If there are 7 million Obama-to-Trump voters, why didn’t Trump’s vote total increase by 7 million? Democrats Are Trying to Win the 2018 Midterms in All the Wrong Ways, By Steve Phillips … Continue reading

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Smoking doesn’t kill (Mike Pence) ???

As published in Business Insider, Jan. 21, 2017, 10:00 AM, http://www.businessinsider.com/mike-pence-smoking-doesnt-kill-2017-1  Mike Pence wrote an op-ed article in 2000 stating “Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill. In fact, 2 out of every three smokers … Continue reading

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The ACA seems to be working…

Robert Reich discusses the ACA which seems to be working.  But there is a lot that needs fixing.  Above all what needs fixing is the oft deceitful misinformation.  Read on here!  Contributed by Arlene Coulter.    

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Confused by Obamacare ? For Suffolk County Residents, read on…

Confused?  Not sure how it may benefit you?  Not sure how much it will cost? If you are anywhere near Southampton, Riverhead or Hampton Bays,  here are 3 seminars coming up:  Layman’s terms.  Resource guide to local enrollers. Wed Feb … Continue reading

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The Costs of Obamacare Insurance to YOU.

I have been hearing horror stories about prohibitively expensive Obamacare insurance quotes.  So together with my friend Sheila, we logged on to the NY State Official Health Plan Marketplace and pretended to be shopping for insurance right here in Suffolk … Continue reading

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Opting out of Medicare Expansion is costing lives: over 7,100 deaths nation wide!

Interesting study (by a Harvard medical student).  It is an estimate of the total numbers of people that will be covered by insurance with/without medicare expansion.  They they use prior estimates of how non-coverage translates in to real death rates. … Continue reading

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How Many Young Invincibles does the ACA need?

What numbers really are needed to make the ACA sustainable? This is a big concern of Rep. Tim Bishop’s and others who fear that too few healthy young people paying in to offset older, sicker enrollees, may drive premiums higher … Continue reading

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Republican Converts to Obamacare

It is strange how I have been hearing about right wing oponents of Obamacare. When they get really ill, and the situation is life threatening, some of them convert to Obamacare supporters.  Its interesting to read these stories (I think).  … Continue reading

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Bail-out of the Insurance Industry?

The Huffington Post has a nice Wendell Potter article addressing how exactly we “bail out” the insurance industry.  The Pot Is Calling the Kettle Black in This Feigned Obamacare Outrage Here are the highlights: … In many cases, insurers refused … Continue reading

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Obamacare Facts versus Myths

There is a proliferation of websites spawning myths and scare tactics on Obamacare.  Unfortunately they outnumber the serious sites that offer real facts and try to help those that are in need. If you have questions this site may be … Continue reading

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Another Testimonial: Take your time – don’t do it all in one session

(I posted this for my friend J) My wife and I went through the NY State Health website https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/ There are a few tricks you learn along the way….first register. You don’t have to do it all at once, you … Continue reading

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Mental Health and the ACA

Those of us with experience, either as patients or health care providers, in the field of mental health may wonder what the ACA provides towards better mental health.  Truly, sometimes I wonder at the sorry state of this branch of … Continue reading

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ACA and the Middle Class

So will the ACA really frustrate the middle class?  A nice analysis of what you get for your money and a retort to a misleading NYTimes article is this piece: “The ACA Will Help, Not ‘Frustrate’ the Middle Class” by … Continue reading

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Have you got a rebate check from your insurance?

Rebates are coming:  any insurance company with a medical/loss ratio of greater than 20/80 (that is they are paying more than 20% of your insurance premiums for admin costs rather than for your care) will have to send out rebates … Continue reading

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