Even though federal control of health care via the ACA doubled insurance premium costs and reduced the pool of available medical caregivers, Democrats say the cure is more regulation and greater spending on bureaucracy, as envisioned in their "Medicare for All" bill, H.R. 1384. This proposal institutes total federal control of health care, eliminates private insurance, imposes both price and wage controls, and the price tag is 32.6 to 40 trillion taxpayer dollars over ten years. ObamaCare cost only $1.76 trillion. … [Read more...] about With COVID-19 receding, we the patients must fix health care
Minnesota post employment health care savings plan
Economic gains largely followed along the lines of an expansion that started more than a decade ago under Obama. And while posting great job and stock market numbers, Trump never managed to achieve the rates of economic growth he promised in the 2016 campaign, nor growth rates seen in the past. … [Read more...] about AP fact check: Trump, GOP distort on health care, voting fraud
And what about those patients without easy access to transportation? Or those who serve as full-time caregivers for a family? At least they can make it “in” to see their doctor virtually rather than miss appointments or avoid health-related concerns due to lack of access, time, or ability. In today’s world, it is more likely for a person to have a smartphone (or at least access to a device) — about 96 percent of Americans have some sort of cellphone, with 8 out of 10 having a smartphone. … [Read more...] about Will telemedicine save US health care?
“Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters?” Biden said in a speech last month in response to Trump’s claims’ he’d exacerbate national protests over systemic racism. “I want a safe America – safe from COVID, safe from crime and looting, safe from racially motivated violence, safe from bad cops.” … [Read more...] about Sanders pushes Biden to focus more on wages, health care
The primary motive for the latest Republican plan to repeal Obamacare is, as one of its co-sponsors explained in a written statement, a “deadline.” Republicans have one more week to abuse the budget process in a way that would allow them to overhaul the health-care system without any Democratic votes. The frantic rush has created a shambolic piece of legislation whose directional impact is clear enough — it would massively reduce federal funding for health-care coverage — but whose specifics are barely knowable. … [Read more...] about Health-Care Experts Keep Finding New Terrible Things in the Republicans’ Shoddy Repeal Bill