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Healthcare/ACA 2017
HHS Plans To Delete 20 Years of Medical Guidelines Next Week - https://www.thedailybeast.com/hhs-plans-...-next-week
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New Jersey Democrats passed their own individual mandate, which saved residents from twice-as-high premium increases for next year:

https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news...299fd.html

Quote:New Jersey residents getting health insurance in the individual marketplace would have seen premiums rise much higher in 2019 if the state had not preserved some parts of the Affordable Care Act, state officials said.

The premium price for individual health coverage plans will go up at an average of 5.8 percent, according to the state Department of Banking and Insurance, which is much less than if the state did not enact its own individual mandate law, which requires residents to buy health insurance.

“Under the leadership of Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey is leading the nation in its efforts to create stability in the market and to combat the uncertainty created in Washington (D.C.),” Commissioner Marlene Caride said in a statement. “Carriers were clear that without state action, the average increase requested in the individual market would have more than doubled.”

Nearly 275,000 New Jersey residents selected health plans on the federal exchange during last year’s enrollment period, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

The Trump administration repealed part of the Affordable Care Act that required all residents to have health insurance or pay a fine, which some experts say helped balance out the market between sick and healthy patients.

The elimination of a nationwide individual mandate is set to go into effect in 2019, but New Jersey legislators passed a law earlier this year to keep the policy in place for state residents.

Without an individual mandate, Banking and Insurance Department officials said premium prices would have increased, on average, by 12.6 percent.
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Congratulations republicans....you fucking assholes.


For first time since 2010, America’s progress on health insurance stalls
Quote:The reversal comes after nearly a decade of progress in bolstering the number of Americans with health care. The number of uninsured Americans fell steadily from 2010 until 2016, decreasing by at least 0.3 percentage points every year over that period. From 2010 to 2016, the uninsured rate fell dramatically — nearly in half — as tens of millions of more people were signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in 2010.

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I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.   -Grandpa Simpson
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I sometimes talk to people who simply have no clue what conservatives did/tried to do with health care since Trump's presidency, and it's discouraging.  Then, I see people like this guy confront a representative, and I get hopeful again:

https://twitter.com/Khanoisseur/status/1...4101196800
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(10-21-2018, 01:39 AM)Iron Maiden Wrote: I sometimes talk to people who simply have no clue what conservatives did/tried to do with health care since Trump's presidency, and it's discouraging.  Then, I see people like this guy confront a representative, and I get hopeful again:

https://twitter.com/Khanoisseur/status/1...4101196800

Here's a Youtube link to the video

https://youtu.be/TrJUYkccCXg
I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.   -Grandpa Simpson
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In certain cases, health insurance companies are recommending GoFundMe campaigns to patients:

https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/10...4843844608

   
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FYI: "Richard DeVos Heart & Lung Transplant Clinic"....Richard DeVos is the late father-in-law of Education Secretary (wholly unqualified) Betsy DeVos
I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.   -Grandpa Simpson
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Seriously....fuck these GOP piece of shit sociopathic assholes and their supporters.

Federal court rules Obamacare unconstitutional — but the law stands for now
The lawsuit — backed by the Trump administration — threatens to overturn Obamacare’s ban on preexisting conditions.
I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.   -Grandpa Simpson
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(12-14-2018, 10:48 PM)vtran Wrote: Seriously....fuck these GOP piece of shit sociopathic assholes and their supporters.

Federal court rules Obamacare unconstitutional — but the law stands for now
The lawsuit — backed by the Trump administration — threatens to overturn Obamacare’s ban on preexisting conditions.

This could affect 20 million Americans, many that were Trump supporters who probably still believe their Lord & Savior can do nothing wrong even as they laid dying broke and uninsured.

"Jesus Christ! You've got some problems! First the balls, now my death!" - Daniel Craig

 
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Trump will claim that this all happened because the Dems won the house and his base will eat it up despite the new house not even being seated yet or having anything to do with it.
Superlaser speaks for me from now on.

-Bart
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Every GOP plan presented would've led to much higher deductibles, but that's not stopping him from bullshitting, is it?

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/stat...5456124928

Quote:The DEDUCTIBLE which comes with ObamaCare is so high that it is practically not even useable! Hurts families badly. We have a chance, working with the Democrats, to deliver great HealthCare! A confirming Supreme Court Decision will lead to GREAT HealthCare results for Americans!
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How much more does health insurance cost the middle class due to Trump and GOP sabotage?  Here's a helpful chart:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/opini...sqG1AHv2Aw

   
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House Democrats plan to hold hearings on Medicare for All

Quote:The new Democratic majority in the House will hold the first hearings on Medicare-for-All legislation, a longtime goal of the party’s left, after Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi lent her support for the process.

“It’s a huge step forward to have the speaker’s support,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who will be the House sponsor of the legislation, usually denoted as HR 676. “We have to push on the inside while continuing to build support for this on the outside.”

Some version of universal health care has been a Democratic goal for decades. The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, first introduced in 2003 by then-Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, has become the vehicle for Democrats who want to bring single-payer, Canada-style health care to the United States.

That legislation was typically sidelined, even when Democrats had power; in 2009 and 2010, when the House passed the Affordable Care Act, the “Medicare-for-All” package was not part of the discussion. But in his 2016 campaign for president, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) championed Medicare for All. The following year, for the first time, a majority of House Democrats co-sponsored HR 676.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost...62c5fe1bd6
“That which doesn't kill you wasn't done right.”—Khaya Dlanga
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Maybe less venture capitalism in our health care?

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-c...ital-fight

Quote:Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is standing with Melrose Park in the battle over the proposed closure of Westlake Hospital.

Foxx today filed an emergency motion to intervene as an additional plaintiff in the action against Pipeline Health, asking Cook County Circuit Court to declare the hospital owner violated the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act.

According to the state’s Health Facilities Planning Act, notice of a temporary suspension of “a category of service due to unanticipated or unforeseen circumstances” must include—among other things—a detailed explanation of “the efforts being made to correct the circumstance and a timetable to reopen the service.”

The section of the rule doesn’t reference winding down services in anticipation of a closure.

The Illinois Appellate Court yesterday reversed a temporary restraining order that prevented Pipeline from “temporarily suspending” services at Westlake, saying Melrose Park did not have standing. Within a matter of hours, the state's high court reinstated the order, preventing the wind down of services.
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