Obamacare News Feeds


health care reform newsThere is new Health Care Reform news everyday, but many stories are full of errors or omissions. These are the sources we feel provide the most accurate news about Obamacare.

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Forbes – Apothecary by Avik Roy

Just seven weeks ago, Republican health reform efforts were left for dead on the Senate floor. A group of senators led by Bill Cassidy, a freshman from Louisiana, is aiming to change that, with a new bill that's more centrist in orientation. Will they succeed where others have failed? [...]
Sat, Sep 16, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
When the Democrats controlled both Houses of Congress and the Presidency, a fractious Democratic majority went through numerous health reform bills and took over 14 months to pass one. After 8 months of Republican control, it's too early to give up on a Republican reform. [...]
Thu, Aug 31, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
The evidence suggests that Americans get less value for the money from health spending with each passing decade. The average amount we now spend to gain one extra year of life appears to be at least $120,000 and may even exceed $250,000. [...]
Thu, Aug 31, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
The U.S. is a world leader in medical innovation. Relative to its population (globally or among major industrialized nations), the U.S. garners a disproportionate share of medical discoveries, path-breaking ideas & new medications. Higher spending accounts for part of this margin of advantage. [...]
Thu, Aug 31, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
In just over a century, an American newborn's chances of surviving to age 65 have more than doubled. That infant's chances of surviving to age 85 have nearly septupled since the beginning of the 20th century. How do we reform the health system without killing the goose that laid the [...]
Tue, Aug 29, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy

NPR – Prescriptions For Change

The latest GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is picking up steam in the Senate. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has been a key player promoting it, a decade after leaving office. [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain on display in Norwich, Conn.
The states' attorneys general are banding together to investigate the makers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that have led to a spike in opiate addictions and overdose deaths.(Image credit: John Moore/Getty Images) [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, and Rick Santorum, former senator from Pennsylvania, listen during a health reform news conference on Capitol Hill last week.
Republicans are taking one last shot at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. But the new plan isn't much different than the last one that failed.(Image credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images) [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
Nursing homes are required to have emergency plans and have staff practice, but many fail to meet even those basic requirements.
The deaths of eight residents in a Florida nursing home showed how even seemingly mundane things like failing to maintain climate control can be deadly. Emergency preparation enforcement can be lax.(Image credit: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images) [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
One of many medical vans heads to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in south Florida to evacuate patients last week after a power outage.
Eight deaths at a Florida nursing home got a lot of media attention. But a tour of other health care centers in the Miami area found mostly good care after Hurricane Irma struck.(Image credit: Jon Hamilton/NPR) [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change

Kaiser Health News

Republican efforts in Congress to “repeal and replace” the federal Affordable Care Act are back from the dead. Again. While the chances for this last-ditch measure appear iffy, many GOP senators are rallying around a proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), along with Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source Kaiser Health News
Family health insurance premiums rose an average 3 percent this year for people getting coverage through the workplace, the sixth consecutive year of small increases, according to a study released Tuesday. The average total cost of family premiums was $18,764 for 2017, according to a survey of employers by the Kaiser [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source Kaiser Health News


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