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Archive for April, 2017

House GOP members are floating a new health plan. Here’s what’s in it.

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Insurers could charge sick people more and cover fewer benefits. Updated by Sarah Kliffsarah@vox.com Apr 20, 2017, 10:40am  House Republicans are floating a new amendment to their health care bill — one that would likely cause even more Americans to lose coverage than the last version. Leaders of the staunchly conservative Freedom Caucus and the […]

Death By 1,000 Cuts: How Republicans Can Still Alter Your Coverage

Monday, April 10th, 2017

By Jay Hancock April 10, 2017 The Affordable Care Act’s worst enemies are now in charge of the vast range of health coverage it created. They’re also discussing changes that could affect a wider net of employment-based policies and Medicare coverage for seniors. Republicans failed last month in their first attempt to repeal and replace the […]

Conyers: Medicare for All’s time has come

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Detroit Free Press April 3, 2017 Conyers: Medicare for All’s time has come By John Conyers Jr. I’m as happy as anyone with the way the Republicans’ plan to wreck our healthcare system crashed and burned last week. And President Donald Trump is right: Republicans lost because Democrats beat them. We beat them because we […]

Join on April 12 #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Join Our #NMHM17 Activities Our main event will be an April 12 #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall. The #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall presented by @MinorityHealth at 1:00 PM EDT on April 12 will highlight stories from around the country of community-based efforts to address health disparities. Please use the image above to help promote the event. […]

Half of Americans are responsible for only 3 percent of health care costs

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

By Carolyn Y. Johnson April 3 Washington Post Here’s a simple reason crafting health policy is so devilishly hard: Most Americans are pretty healthy and a few are really sick. The top 1 percent of health-care spenders use more resources, collectively, than the bottom 75 percent, according to a new study based on national surveys. […]

Why Republicans were in such a hurry on health care

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

By Matt O’Brien March 25, Washington Post Why were Republicans rushing to vote on a health-care plan that they’d barely finished drafting, that budget scorekeepers hadn’t had a chance to fully evaluate, and that, insofar as people did know about it, was widely despised? In part, it’s because their plan was so unpopular and because it […]

6 Changes The Trump Administration Can Still Make To Obamacare

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

After seven years of trying, Republicans failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last week. That doesn’t mean the health care drama is over, though. House Speaker Paul Ryan this week told donors that the party is “going to keep getting at this thing,” according to The Washington Post. But whatever Ryan and […]

The opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic, explained

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

US doctors wanted to treat pain as a serious medical problem. But when pharmaceutical companies pushed opioid painkillers with a misleading marketing campaign, they started a drug crisis. Updated by German Lopez Mar 29, 2017, 12:52pm EDT In 2015, more Americans died of drug overdoses than any other year on record: more than 52,000 deaths in […]

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