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Archive for March, 2017

Why deductibles would rise under the GOP health care plan

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Health care is complicated, as the president has discovered. But here is one thing that is not so complicated: if people have modest means and limited tax credits, and coverage is expensive, they will mostly buy health plans with lower premiums — and high deductibles. This is what is likely to happen under the GOP […]

11 Million People on Medicare Are Also Covered by Medicaid. What Could Switching to a Medicaid Per Capita Cap Mean for Them?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

A major structural change to Medicaid financing such as the per capita cap system called for under the American Health Care Act could have significant implications for the 11 million seniors and people with disabilities who are covered by both Medicare and Medicaid, according to a new brief by the Kaiser Family Foundation. One in […]

CBO estimates 24 million lose coverage under GOP plan. The devastating report, explained.

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

http://www.vox.com/2017/3/13/14912520/cbo-ahca-gop-plan Updated by Sarah Kliffsarah@vox.com Mar 13, 2017, 4:52pm EDT The Congressional Budget Office on Monday released its long-awaited analysis of the Republican plan to replace Obamacare — and it contains some very bad news for supporters of the American Health Care Act. CBO projects that the Republican plan would cause 24 million Americans to […]

GOP health-care bill would drop addiction treatment mandate covering 1.3 million Americans

Friday, March 10th, 2017

By Katie Zezima and Christopher Ingraham March 9 \ Washington Post The Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would strip away what advocates say is essential coverage for drug addiction treatment as the number of people dying from opiate overdoses is skyrocketing nationwide. Beginning in 2020, the plan would eliminate an Affordable Care […]

Robbing the Poor to Pay Paul Ryan’s Pals

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Posted Feb 17, 2017  Jonathan Allen, Roll Call House Speaker Paul D. Ryan wants you to know that he cares about the poor. He wants you to know that his deeply held Catholic convictions drive him to seek opportunity for those in poverty, particularly people of color. He speaks in the compassionate tones of someone […]

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