Category Archives: health care

Like Obamacare, the Senate’s health insurance bill transfers wealth but less so

If you want a case study in the primary role of government, the latest health care insurance industry bill (H.R. 1628, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017) provides one. Senate Democrats and Republicans yesterday having been throwing the predictable barbs … Continue reading

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Making Medicaid, SNAP lower priorities is an opportunity for communities

Last night, The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration would seek cuts to Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Medicaid, a joint federal and state program, provides financial assistance to low-income medical services consumers while SNAP is known … Continue reading

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Obamacare vs. Trumpcare: As far as the markets are concerned, a difference that makes no difference is no difference

Whether Obamacare is replaced with Trumpcare or not, the following scenario for insurance companies is probable. First, if Obamacare is replaced with Trumpcare, insurance company stock values will take a hit in the very short run. As the sector adjusts … Continue reading

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How do I take care of myself when government says I shouldn’t?

Yesterday I saw Nancy Pelosi on television giving the press her response to Republican efforts to significantly amend the Affordable Care Act. I zoned out as she attempted to describe the benefits some Americans would lose should the Republicans have … Continue reading

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Not seeing any impact on states from HR 3350

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives yesterday passed HR 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013.  In a nutshell, the Act allows issuers to keep in force plans they have already issued versus cancelling them because they may not … Continue reading

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It’s easy to get cynical about we the people

How much does our Constitution say about the structure of and the exchanges within our society?  I thought about this question while contemplating the perspectives of the Republicans and Democrats toward health care financing under the Affordable Care Act.  To … Continue reading

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GOP and Obamacare: The 40th time will not be the charm

So the Republican held U.S. House of Representatives took another crack at dismantling #Obamacare by passing legislation that prohibits the Internal Revenue Service from implementing the Affordable Care Act. The IRS is responsible for assessing the mandate on individuals and … Continue reading

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What #conservatives really mean by less #government

When a conservative says, “we need less government”, what they are really saying is we don’t need policies that interfere with protecting returns on capital.  At least that is the view a classic liberal or even a libertarian would take. … Continue reading

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Is @GOP fixation with #Benghazi handing @BarackObama his legacy?

Just got off of an engaging conversation with Life Full Circle Radio host Miguel Lloyd about President Barack Obama’s speech before the National Defense University where the President laid out his vision and strategies for addressing the use of drones, … Continue reading

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Could state refusal to set up health insurance exchanges lead to cross state markets?

A number of states including Louisiana, Wisconsin, and my home state of Georgia have expressed no intent in establishing health care insurance exchanges, opting for the federal government to establish and maintain it.  Other states, like New Jersey, would like … Continue reading

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