Health and Wellness : Hospitals warn that repealing ObamaCare could spark 'unprecedented public health crisis'

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    Trump’s ignorance about health care carries real consequences

    ... It matters, for example, that the president can’t engage in meaningful negotiations with members of Congress about the legislative details, the differences within the GOP are significant, and crafting a compromise requires a detailed understanding of how the pieces to the puzzle work together. Trump simply isn’t in a position to lead, not for lack of will, but because he simply doesn’t have the knowledge necessary to play a constructive role ...

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    Morning News Brief: Health Care Vote Delayed, New Ransomware Attack Spreads

    We look at the future of the Senate's health care bill after Republican leaders postponed a vote. Also, a new ransomware attack has spread from Ukraine, and we update the fight against Boko Haram ...



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    GOP senators mull cutting tax break for wealthy

    ... Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., told the Washington Examiner that Republican leadership will explore his idea of cutting the 3.8 percent tax break on investment income for families making more than $250,000 per year. The extra money could be used to expand access to subsidies for the health insurance exchanges to spouses of people who receive health insurance through their job but are ineligible for coverage ...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/gop-senators-mull-cutting-tax-break-wealthy-222341462.html

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    Sen. Susan Collins, left, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski sitting next to President Trump at a health care roundtable Tuesday. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)




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    Medicaid is the largest insurer in the country.


    Veterans need Medicaid too — and are speaking out against GOP health care bill

    ... Thanks to Medicaid, which she was able to enroll in only after receiving her dire cancer diagnosis in the spring of 2011, Gregory has been under the care of top oncologists and surgeons in Nashville ...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/veterans-need-medicaid-speaking-gop-health-care-bill-005909615.html

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    Female veterans at a news conference on issues pertaining to their health care. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)



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    This is how Trumpcare will be a death sentence
    Stripping health care from millions of people has consequences


    ... Jon says that Obamacare, which enabled him to remain insured after he lost his employer-provided plan, “definitely saved me from bankruptcy, and quite possibly saved my life.” “I probably take about 30 pills a day,” Jon tells me after I ask him to describe his daily course of treatment ...

    https://thinkprogress.org/jonathan-trumpcare-b02947f9a9c5

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    Paul Ryan thinks it’s ‘hysterical’ to point out that Trumpcare will kill people
    An inconvenient truth


    ... Ryan may not want to talk about it, but the fact remain that Trumpcare will kill people, both the House and Senate versions of the bill would result in somewhere between 22 and 23 million Americans losing their health insurance over the next decade, compared to Obamacare. The majority of those coverage losses occur because of Trumpcare’s deep cuts to Medicaid ...

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    THE REPUBLICAN REVOLT OVER MCCONNELLCARE JUST REACHED A TIPPING POINT
    G.O.P. schisms are only getting wider over the Senate health bill. Which means—seriously—bipartisanship may eventually break out


    Mitch McConnell’s problems are getting more complicated. With about a dozen senators currently in some state of opposition to his bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Senate Majority Leader is under pressure to find the votes he needs to send the Better Care Reconciliation Act to the House ...

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    :facepalm: delay is not replace, its murder.


    Trump to Republicans: Just kill Obamacare now and worry about people’s health coverage later
    “Repeal and delay” is back

    ... And so, “repeal and delay” was born. Top Republicans proposed that they would repeal the law immediately (and score a quick political win in the process), but wait to actually enact that repeal for a few years, during which time they would cobble together a workable replacement; the plan was widely derided by medical professionals, health care policy experts, the public, many members of Congress, and President Donald Trump — and was ultimately shelved ...

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    This Catholic nun pushed Obamacare through Congress. Now she’s fighting to save it.
    How a religious “rock star” is countering Trump’s agenda


    When Sister Simone Campbell pulled me into her office, nestled near the U.S. Capitol Building, she seemed distracted, she was engaged in conversation with an assistant, listening intently as other staffers at NETWORK — the Catholic social justice lobby that Campbell runs — bustled by outside the door. But her eye twitched toward a thick stack of papers piled atop her desk: the newest draft of the Republican Party’s attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), released to the public just an hour before ...

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    Senate Majority Leader McConnell rejects President Donald Trump's advice to first repeal Barack Obama's health care law, then replace it later with something else


    ... McConnell told reporters after an event Friday in his home state of Kentucky that the Republican health care bill remains challenging but "we are going to stick with that path" in response to a question about the president's tweet. Former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010, and Republicans have been trying to get rid of it ever since ...

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