Republicans are continuing the repeal fight on two fronts: The conservative group's proposal, a block grant that builds on last year's proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, will be released in the next couple of weeks, according to Lanhee Chen.
Forget the Affordable Care Act. The future of our health care system will be shaped by a much bigger and broader fight — one that will likely culminate with a 2020 choice between private markets and an authentic government-run program in the form of a Bernie Sanders-style Medicare for All.
On Thursday, June 7, Scott Atlas testified before the Joint Economic Committee at a hearing titled "The Potential for Health Care Savings Accounts to Engage Patients and Bend the Health Care Cost Curve."
Past delays in addressing Social Security's looming trust fund exhaustion will now make it harder than ever to fix the problem without harming vulnerable people, a former trustee for the program said Wednesday.
Half of the people who sign up for Obamacare (ACA) get a flurry of medical care, then drop out before a year is over. They can always sign up again if they need to. People who stay on insurance tend to be those who have ongoing chronic and expensive conditions that need continual care. The implications for the viability of such insurance are not good.
[Subscription Required] I am surprised by your editorial “A Right to Try Arrives” (May 23), which praises just-passed legislation that would permit terminally ill patients to seek drugs not yet approved by the FDA directly from the manufacturer. This alters the status quo hardly at all. As NYU School of Medicine bioethicist Arthur Caplan said, right to try is “nothing more than a right to beg a company, that right already exists, and you’re really not doing much to help anybody gain access to much of anything.”
"Nobody knew health care could be so complicated," was Donald Trump's now famous pronouncement on the issue. The Congressional Republicans were struggling too. Not only did they fail to reach a legislative solution, but, even worse, they were confused about where to even search for a solution. All told, health care begins to look insoluble. But is it really that complicated? Actually, no.
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