Tag Archives: obamacare

How We Got Here

  In the Southampton Press: How We Got Here The media has accurately reported how President Trump’s mismanagement of COVID-19 has exacerbated this global health crisis. But Trump’s damage to our public health goes back to the beginning of his … Continue reading

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Trump’s Sabotage of Healthcare

In spite of Trump’s SOTU lies, healthcare disinformation (with Lee Zeldin’s complicity), here is where we are on health care: A recent poll shows Americans disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the Affordable Care Act by 56 to 35 percent … 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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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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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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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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Americans Don’t Want Senate’s Health Care Plan, But It’s Unclear What They Do Want

This is from my friend John Hooker: OK guys — this is a must-read. It contains what you need to know about American public opinion on health care. Don’t forget, health care affects everyone and encompasses almost every aspect of … Continue reading

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It’s Time For Politics To Take A Back Seat To Those They Serve. Let’s Have a Bi-Partisan HealthCare Solution: This Could Be A Start

A liberal think tank just released its own proposal to fix Obamacare Posted on Vox.com   Jeff Stein Jun 29, 2017, 11:30am EDT Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and dozens of other Senate Democrats hold photos of patients on the Capitol … Continue reading

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Obamacare Inspires Unlikely Political Action In California’s Red Region

KAISER HEALTH NEWS/CALIFORNIA HEALTHLINE — REPEAL & REPLACE WATCH By April Dembosky, KQED   July 6, 2017 Greta Elliott talks to her staff at the Canby Family Practice Clinic in Modoc County. (April Dembosky/KQED) Modoc County, in the northeastern corner of … 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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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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Rep. Zeldin Requesting your Opinion!

Contributed by Max Plesset MD – retired physician Mr. Zeldin’s email: This week, the American Healthcare Act was introduced in the House to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. You can read the bill here… … Continue reading

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Pressing Congressman Zeldin

Nice going, Bob Brody and Betty Mazur, who represented East Hampton residents as protesters at the demonstration in Riverhead  on Tuesday Jan 3rd.  Here is the full story in the East Hampton Star as reported by Chris Walsh. Bob was … Continue reading

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Medicine for the One Percent

We always suspected this: a new study clearly shows that the richer you are, the longer you live in the US of America (Wall Street Journal). This is no small difference! The top 10% (richest) people live on average 10 … 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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Signing up for ACA (Obamacare) before March 31st!

If you are in the East Hampton, NY, area, you can walk in to the East Hampton Health Care Foundation at 200 Pantigo Place this Friday March 21st.  Professional insurance enrollers will help you sign up on line.   They … Continue reading

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Tears for Liz

My friend Liz was an intense supporter of the ACA.  There was a good reason.  She had her health insurance canceled back in 2005 when she was stricken with a nasty cancer.  Chemotherapy nearly bankrupted her.  But she survived. She … Continue reading

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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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Need help to sign up for Obamacare?

If you are anywhere near East Hampton on the Southfork this is a great place: East Hampton Health Care Center for appointments with an “enroller” on Mon and Fri call Julia Fuentes  631 294 2921 Nancy Moraga Martinez  631 291 … Continue reading

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