Posts in category "Health care reform"

Why should young adults be covered by their parents' health care insurance until age 26?

A law requiring insurance companies to allow young adults up to age 26 to stay covered under their parents’ health care insurance is taken as a given. It was one of the first things that Republicans said they would keep when they replace Obamacare with their own plan. Polls confirm that it is one of the most... Read more »

Here are some Republican plans to replace Obamacare

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has again repeated the canard that Republicans have no plan to replace Obamacare (the misnamed Affordable Care Act). In a way she is right: Republicans don’t have a single plan; they have multiple plans. But that’s not the way that Pelosi wants the uniformed to think. She wants them to... Read more »

The media rewrite what Trump said

This is aggravating. So many in the media are reporting that President-elect Donald Trump is already backing away from his campaign positions. As if it were fact. For example, there’s the assertion that he would get rid of Obamacare and let millions of people go without insurance. But that he softened that position when he talked with... Read more »
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That Obamacare is a disastrous failure is indubitable. Now, how to fix it?

Blind partisans and rigid ideologues will refuse to accept the realty that Obamacare (the deceptively  named Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act). Even though rate hikes are enormous (and no one is reported to have saved $2,500 as Barack Obama promised) and the number of choices has been slashed (despite Obama’s promise that you would be able... Read more »

The Supreme Court, in ratifying Obamacare, gives Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid a jab

Chief Justice John Roberts: Obamacare is so muddled, it’s hard to know what the hell Congress meant. So, we have to interpret the Affordable Care Act more broadly as to Congress’ intent. The stunning decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that the deceptively misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (it does neither), better known... Read more »

Why weren't SCOTUS arguments about Obamacare broadcast on TV?

If you’re like me, you would have appreciated seeing  the oral arguments about Obamacare (the Unaffordable Care Act) in front of the U.S. Supreme Court broadcast live. It would have been a great education for Americans about how their government works and the intricacies of public policy and the law. Yet, SCOTUS, in its infernal... Read more »
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President Barack Obama hears voices

To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you. To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you too. That was President Barack Obama the day after the Republicans shellacked the Democrats in the mid-term elections, handling control of both the Senate and... Read more »

Why not just eliminate Obamacare's employer mandate?

This isn’t being asked by some nutty right-wing group cabal or the Koch Brothers. The idea of eliminating the employer mandate of Obamacare (aka The Affordable Care Act) comes from the respected Urban Institute. In a study, it discovered that if the long delayed (illegally by the Obama administration until 2016) were eliminated, the impact... Read more »

Obamacare to increase the number of uninsured

Despite promises that it would cut deeply into the 40- or 50-million (the number always fluctuated) Americans uncovered by health insurance, one study now predicts that Obamacare (misnamed the Affordable Care Act) would increase the number of uninsured by about 10 percent more than t0day. Said Stephen T. Parente in a Wall St. Journal opinion... Read more »
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Chicago media give Sen. Dick Durbin another pass

Why do Chicago readers have to turn to an out-of-town newspaper to nail Sen. Dick Durbin for another outrageous exaggeration? Here’s what he said Feb. 9 on CBS’s “Face the Nation: “Bob, let’s look at the bottom line. The bottom line is this: 10 million Americans have health insurance today who would not have had... Read more »
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