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Posts Tagged ‘Obamacare’

July 19th, 2017 - 8:32 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

TRUMP TWEETS

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July 19th, 2017 - 12:03 am § in Misc.

Major insurance groups call part of health bill ‘unworkable’

America’s Health Care Plans and the BlueCross BlueShield Association, wo of the insurance industry’s most powerful organizations,  say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health care bill allowing the sale of bare-bones policies is “unworkable in any form,” delivering a blow to par[...]

July 18th, 2017 - 4:01 am § in Hypocrisy

How Long Will McCain Be Out?

The GOP is Using John McCain’s Surgery as An Excuse to Delay A Vote of TRUMPCARE BUT, What is Wrong With McCain? The original story that Senator McCain had minor surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye is false.  McCain had a craniotomy, that is surgery where his skull was opened to[...]

July 15th, 2017 - 9:16 am § in Misc.

US RANKS DEAD LAST IN HEALTHCARE

US ranked worst healthcare system, while the NHS is the best An analysis of 11 wealthy nations, including Australia and Canada, has found that the US healthcare system is the worst, particularly for fair and easy access NEWSCIENTIST.COM[...]

July 11th, 2017 - 10:26 pm § in Donald Trump

Oops. Trump Just Invented Socialized Medicine

Trumpcare Is Like Obamacare, but Even Worse The GOP health plan tacitly accepts Obamacare’s central premise: that governments should micromanage insurance markets.[...]

July 7th, 2017 - 11:29 am § in Donald Trump

New GOP Holdout on Repeal of Obamacare

Unlikely Holdout Underscores Challenge for Senate Health Bill At a constituent meeting in Kansas, a state President Trump won by 20 points, Senator Jerry Moran faced probing questions about the bill — and had some of his… NYTIMES.COM[...]

June 27th, 2017 - 12:07 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Breaking News: McConnell Delays Trumpcare Vote

Senate GOP Leaders Push Off Health Care Vote Until After July 4th Facing opposition within their own ranks, Senate Republicans delayed a vote on the bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act until after next week’s recess. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) postponed a vote on t[...]

June 22nd, 2017 - 1:47 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Looks Like Trumpcare Is In Trouble

Four conservative U.S. Republican senators said on Thursday they are not prepared to vote for the Senate Republican healthcare proposal unveiled on Thursday when it comes to the floor, probably next week. This is likely just the beginning. There will be other GOP Senators who will refuse because Tru[...]

June 22nd, 2017 - 9:36 am § in Misc.

Why the GOP proposal for healthcare is nonsense .. and why no one will do anything about it.

The real issue in REPEAL AND REPLACE is that the meme is pure nonsense.  All the fixes either party could build will fail until they address the real issue … the superinflation of healthcare costs in the US. For example, some GOP types want a national insurance exchange.  The most obvious re[...]

May 16th, 2017 - 12:55 am § in Misc.

How Norway Pays for Healthcare

Knut Robert Knutsen Healthcare (in Norway) is nationalized, but the details are a bit nuanced. Well, a portion of our paycheck goes to the “welfare fund”, and there’s an employer portion on top of that. It’s based primarily on the Bismarck Socialism model where the employee c[...]