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.

We’ve got feeds from sources that are both pro and con on ObamaCare, so you can see what both sides think. Plus these pages present the information in an easy to understand format.

Do you know a good source that you like to read? If so share with us in a comment below. We’ll select some of the best health care reform news suggestions and add them here.


Forbes – Apothecary by Avik Roy

A recent Lancet study provides solid evidence that market-oriented health systems in countries such as Switzerland, Netherlands and Singapore outperform single-payer health systems such as Canada's or UK's. The U.S. could potentially save 250,000 lives annually with a more market-oriented system. [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
House Republicans' Obamacare replacement would price millions out of the health insurance market. Senate Republicans have vowed to fix this problem. Their success in doing so will hinge on exactly how they replace Obamacare's tax credits for the uninsured. [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
North Carolina has one of the most expansive eligibility levels in the nation for food stamps and is an outlier in the Southeast. But the state is moving toward reforming their costly welfare expansions. All of these reforms are important as they protect limited resources for truly needy citizens. [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
Earlier today, House Republicans passed their replacement of Obamacare. The bill contains many important reforms, but it risks throwing millions of low-income Americans off of their health insurance plans. Senate Republicans can fix this—but only if they prioritize sound health care policy. [...]
Thu, May 04, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
The AHCA passed the House today, and in the debate leading up to the vote the Center for American Progress (CAP) claimed the bill underfunded high-risk pools by $200B. The media and opponents latched onto the blog. One problem, the post is full of factual inaccuracies and misleading comparisons. [...]
Thu, May 04, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy

NPR – Prescriptions For Change

Some seniors are moving to Mexico for assisted living care. Costs at these facilities are much cheaper, but family members worry about the distance and their loved one's access to medical care. [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
Adult ADHD can be difficult to diagnose.
Despite support from the World Health Organization for the latest adult ADHD screening survey, some researchers worry that it will lead to over-prescribing of powerful amphetamines.(Image credit: Hemant Mehta/IndiaPicture RF/Getty Images) [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
One hospital in California has created designated no-handshake zones in an effort to curtail the spread of germs.
Hospital-acquired infections can be life-threatening, and unwashed hands are often to blame. One hospital in California thinks banishing handshakes could help reduce infections.(Image credit: Katherine Streeter for NPR) [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
The good old reflex hammer (like this Taylor model) might seem like an outdated medical device, but its role in diagnosing disease is still as important as ever.
Nearly 130 years since its inception, a modest knob of rubber with a metal handle is still invaluable in diagnosing disease and avoiding expensive testing. But its history is anything but simple.(Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR) [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
Charmayne Healy (l) and Miranda Kirk (r), co-founders of the Aaniiih Nakoda Anti-Drug Movement, have helped Melinda Healy, center, with their peer-support programs.
With a lack of treatment options at the Fort Belknap reservation, the pair has sparked a grassroots response to substance abuse by creating peer support groups — the only choice for many seeking help.(Image credit: Nora Saks/MTPR) [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change

Kaiser Health News

It was a hectic week for people who follow news about health politics. Kaiser Health News' veteran reporters Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Rovner sat down to discuss some of the major developments. https://kaiserhealthnews.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/052617_khn_hoth.mp3 MARY AGNES CAREY: Hello, and thanks for joining us. I'm Mary Agnes Carey, partnerships editor and a senior [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017
Source Kaiser Health News
Fri, May 26, 2017
Source Kaiser Health News


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