Quote of the Day Category

It’s too bad that those debating Obama’s ACA versus the Trump/Ryan AHCA didn’t listen to the surge of voices demanding Medicare for all. AHCA was defeated and now the other side wants to fix ACA. Paul Krugman, formerly a single payer supporter, is now in the latter camp.

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It is quite appropriate that this article was published in the Harvard Business Review since it finds solutions to the deficiencies of both the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the private health care insurance marketplace.

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A very common theme is that we can design insurance products to provide only the coverage that we need. By not covering everything, the premiums would be much lower and thus affordable to everyone. Problem solved. (Not so quick.)

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There are at least three important concepts in this AJPH editorial by PNHP co-founders David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler.

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You do not have to be an economist to understand an important conclusion of this technical paper. Our complex multi-payer financing system results in persistently high administrative expenses.

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Mayo discriminates against Medicaid patients

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The mission of our health care delivery system should be to provide everyone with the highest quality care possible within the limits of the finite resources available. That is an opinion not shared by all.

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Our health care system is designed to serve first the market stakeholders and only secondarily the patients. John Geyman explains to us the history and flawed policy decisions that brought this about.

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Go Carol!

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Since the CBO release yesterday of their analysis of the Republican replacement legislation – the American Health Care Act – major impacts have been widely reported. By 2026, an additional 24 million people would be uninsured compared to the projected uninsured under present law, whereas the federal budget deficit would be reduced by $337 billion.

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Why are they attacking Medicaid?

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In the past most conservatives have agreed that the government must provide assistance to low-income individuals for them to be able to obtain the health care that they need, that you can’t simply just cut them loose in the health care marketplace to fend for themselves.

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