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Archive for June, 2017

Warren Buffett Makes The Case For Single-Payer Health Care

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

One government insurer would be “more effective” at controlling costs, the billionaire says. By Daniel Marans Billionaire investor Warren Buffett expressed support for adopting a single-payer health care system on Monday, arguing that it would likely do a better job of controlling runaway costs. In an interview on “PBS NewsHour,” host Judy Woodruff asked Buffett, […]

These are all the people the Senate health care bill will hurt

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The actual policies contained in the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate Republican plan introduced on Thursday to repeal and replace Obamacare, would help some Americans a lot. The biggest winners are households making $250,000 a year or more, which would see two different taxes targeting them repealed; households with millions in investment income would […]

The Senate Puts Medicaid on the Chopping Block

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

A draft version of the AHCA released Thursday shows even deeper cuts to the program than the House version fter weeks of secret gestation in back rooms, the Senate released a discussion draft of the chamber’s version of the American Health Care Act. Like the version passed through the House to cheers in May, it […]

What’s in the Senate’s secret Obamacare repeal bill

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The plan tracks the House-passed overhaul, also taking aim at Medicaid. By JENNIFER HABERKORN 06/21/2017 01:56 PM EDT The Senate is on the verge of unveiling a sweeping Obamacare repeal bill that would end Medicaid as an open-ended entitlement, roll back health insurance subsidies and strike multiple taxes from the Affordable Care Act. The bill […]

Trump’s drug price ‘remedy’ expected to be industry friendly

Monday, June 19th, 2017

By SARAH KARLIN-SMITH 06/16/2017 08:33 PM EDT Candidate Donald Trump made rising drug costs a signature issue during his campaign and beefed up his criticisms after the election, saying in January that the drug industry was “getting away with murder.” The comments unnerved drug executives, but six months later, the industry is no longer in […]

Six resign from presidential HIV/AIDS council because Trump ‘doesn’t care’

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS have angrily resigned, saying that President Trump doesn’t care about HIV. Scott Schoettes, Lucy Bradley-Springer, Gina Brown, Ulysses Burley III, Michelle Ogle and Grissel Granados publicly announced their resignations in a joint letter published in Newsweek titled, “Trump doesn’t care about HIV. We’re outta here.” The […]

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