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.

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Forbes – Apothecary by Avik Roy

Senate Republicans have included a repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate in the latest version of their tax reform bill. Some Democrats have reacted by claiming that the repeal of the mandate is actually a tax increase, and that mandate repeal “kicks” people off coverage they didn't want to buy. [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
Last night, Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah) announced that the Senate Republican tax reform bill would include a repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate. Why is this a big deal? It all goes back to the profound impact of Congress' official fiscal scorekeeper, the Congressional Budget Office. [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
Early adoption of autonomous vehicles that are only slightly safer than human drivers has the potential to save 1/2 million more lives and provide about $14 trillion worth of additional benefits when compared to waiting until autonomous vehicles are nearly perfect before allowing them on the roads. [...]
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
A new affordability index proposed by one of Obamacare's architects makes it appear that Obamacare has slowed down a trend towards rising unaffordability of employer-provided health coverage. But when applied to the lowest income families, the same index paints a more dismal picture. [...]
Fri, Nov 03, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy
Under Obamacare, total premiums for employer-provided health coverage continue to grow faster than the increase in hourly earnings for average workers. Rising health costs were a problem before Obamacare; the problem continues to persist despite a very expensive law purportedly designed to fix it. [...]
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
Source Forbes – Apothecary – Avik Roy

NPR – Prescriptions For Change

Mileha Soneji speaks at TEDxDelft 2015.
When designer Mileha Soneji's uncle got Parkinson's, his quality of life deteriorated rapidly. Mileha couldn't cure her uncle's disease, so she designed simple ways to improve his everyday life.(Image credit: TEDxDelft) [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
In many countries, uneven and unpaved roads make it hard to get around in a standard wheelchair. MIT engineer Amos Winter describes his design for a lever-powered all-terrain wheelchair under $200.(Image credit: Courtesy of GRIT) [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — and its controversial center for innovation — is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has its headquarters outside D.C., in Woodlawn, Md.
A center created by the Affordable Care Act to foster innovations in health care is at risk in Donald Trump's U.S. But some Canadian health analysts see it as a model for curbing health care's cost.(Image credit: Jay Mallin/Bloomberg via Getty Images) [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
The House passed its bill to overhaul the tax code. It would eliminate many popular deductions — including the one for medical expenses. The provision isn't included in the current Senate version. [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change
Greg Miller shows the Suboxone medication in 2016 that he has taken daily for his addiction to painkillers.
Researchers found two addiction medicines equally effective once treatment started. But there are fundamental differences in the way treatment begins with each drug, complicating the interpretation.(Image credit: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post/Getty Images) [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source NPR – Prescriptions for Change

Kaiser Health News

Republican efforts to alter the health law, left for dead in September, came roaring back to life this week as the Senate Finance Committee added a repeal of the “individual mandate” fines for not maintaining health insurance to their tax bill. In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source Kaiser Health News
As children move through adolescence, some face health hurdles like obesity, sexually transmitted infections, depression and drug abuse. Regular checkups could help families address such problems, and the Affordable Care Act paved the way by requiring insurers to fully cover well-child visits, at no charge to patients. But, both before and [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source Kaiser Health News
While the Affordable Care Act's fifth open enrollment season is off to a surprisingly good start, many uninsured people said they weren't even aware of it, according to a survey released Friday. Use Our Content This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish Nearly a third of [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source Kaiser Health News
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As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress look to scale back Medicaid, many voters and state lawmakers across the country are moving to make it bigger. This story is part of a partnership that includes KCUR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. It can be republished for free. (details) On Nov. 7, [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source Kaiser Health News
The Trump administration's recent endorsement of work requirements in Medicaid and increased state flexibility is part of broader strategy to shrink the fast-growing program for the poor and advance conservative ideas that Republicans failed to get through Congress. Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, laid out [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Source Kaiser Health News


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