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Archive for May, 2017

The other implication of the CBO report: Election-year pain

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

By Drew Altman, Kaiser Family Foundation The new Congressional Budget Office score for the American Health Care Act showed who the winners and losers will be, and how quickly its negative consequences will take effect if the House bill is enacted into law without major changes. What it doesn’t do is assess the politics. But the […]

Exodus By Puerto Rican Medical Students Deepens Island’s Doctor Drain

Friday, May 19th, 2017

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez May 1, 2017 CAGUAS, Puerto Rico — Myladis Reyes, 26, fell in love with medicine by accident. She was a sophomore at the University of Puerto Rico studying chemistry seven years ago when she visited her aunt, a clinic internist, in New Jersey and witnessed the difference she made with patients. […]

AHCA Would Affect Medicare, Too

Friday, May 19th, 2017

By Cindy Mann, Partner | Allison Orris, Counsel Editor’s Note: While the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—the bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act—does not include explicit changes to Medicare, it could have a profound impact on the 11 million Medicare beneficiaries who also rely on Medicaid for key components of their care. In […]

Obamacare Versus Repeal and Replace? Que Dice Este Latino?

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

By Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH The NiLP Report (May 2, 2017) Ever since the House released their plan for Repeal and Replace of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. ObamaCare) nearly two months ago, I have been fielding tons of questions on what would be the impact on Latinos. ACA’s Benefits for Latinos A […]

4 winners and 4 losers from the Republican vote to replace Obamacare

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Rich people do well. Sick people don’t. Updated by Sarah Kliffsarah@vox.com May 4, 2017, 2:21pm EDT House Republicans have passed the American Health Care Act, a bill that would greatly reduce funding for Obamacare’s coverage programs, leaving millions fewer people with health insurance. The bill would dramatically remake the American health care system, changing who […]

AHCA is a betrayal of all the GOP’s promises on health care

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

It does the opposite of what they say. Updated by Matthew Yglesias@mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com May 4, 2017, 2:46pm EDT The American Health Care Act, passed today by the US House of Representatives, is a law that fundamentally does the reverse of what its proponents are promising. Having run a campaign during which he promised to cover everyone, […]

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