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

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    :facepalm: ... Its about time.

    The GOP is changing its tune on the repeal of Obamacare

    ... Recently, however, there seems to have been a tonal shift in the way GOP lawmakers are addressing their approach to the law. Instead of leaning on the "repeal and replace" terminology, Republicans have begun to say they are "repairing" the ACA, a softening in their rhetoric.

    Repair, not repeal

    An increasing number of House Republicans have shifted to the "repair" terminology when referring to the Obamacare issue ...


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    The GOP is changing its tune on the repeal of Obamacare

    For years, Republicans have promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law better...
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    Oh boy, they flirting with death(s).

    Republicans now want to repeal and replace Obamacare 'by the end of the year' — here's how that could happen

    Tuesday, February 17: The road to Trumpcare looks like it's about to head down the long and winding road. (More on that below.) After a week of slowly pivoting their repeal of Obamacare to a "repair" both House Speaker Paul Ryan and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tell reporters that Republicans hope to have the "legislation" of healthcare and Obamacare repeal and replace down "by the end of the year."

    This is slower than previous projections of replacement being done in President Donald Trump's first 100 days; Spicer, however, did not clarify exactly what Trump wants to see in a replacement plan when asked during his daily press briefing ...


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    Republicans now want to repeal and replace Obamacare 'by the end of the year' — here's how that could happen

    What's happening now Tuesday, February 17: The road to Trumpcare looks like it's about to head...
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    Tennessee Woman *Shuts Down* a Republican Town Hall About Obamacare with One Epic Question
    "As a Christian, my whole philosophy on life is pull up the unfortunate"


    Republicans in Congress are currently coming up with a plan to repeal Obamacare—but many of their constituents are speaking out to make it clear that they are not doing so with full support ...

    http://www.marieclaire.com/politics/news/a25339/tennessee-woman-obamacare-town-hall/

    Tennessee Woman *Shuts Down* a Republican Town Hall About Obamacare with One Epic Question

    "As a Christian, my whole philosophy on life is pull up the unfortunate."
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    With billions at stake, a federal judge just nullified the GOP's most cynical attack on Obamacare

    Moda Health, a small Oregon health insurer, just won a $214-million judgment against the federal government. Normally that wouldn’t be worth reporting, except that in awarding Moda the money, the federal judge in the case dismantled the most cynical attack on the Affordable Care Act that congressional Republicans had devised ...

    The issue was the Affordable Care Act’s risk corridor program, which was devised to shelter insurers from unexpected losses in covering Affordable Care Act customers from 2014 through 2016; to encourage insurers to enter an entirely novel market, the program aimed to balance risks by taking funds from insurers that turned out to be unexpectedly profitable and use the money to cushion others’ losses, the model was provisionally written into Medicare’s prescription drug program, Part D, which went into effect in 2006 and worked well to attract insurers.

    http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-risk-corridor-moda-20170210-story,amp.html

    With billions at stake, a federal judge just nullified the GOP's most cynical attack on Obamacare

    A federal judge's ruling opens the government to billions of dollars in claims from health insurers.
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    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) actually bragged about introducing a measure that drove insurers out of business and forced a million Americans to find new health coverage. But the measure was just eviscerated by a U.S. judge. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)



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    Obamacare And Affordable Care Act Are The Same, But Americans Still Don't Know That


    February 11, 20176:09 PM ET
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    Morning Consult Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp talks about a recent survey which shows one third of respondents are still confused about the Affordable Care Act and what repealing it would mean ...





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    Humana says it plans to pull out of Obamacare exchanges in 2018

    While Republicans continue to grapple with plans to repeal and replace Obamacare and stabilize health insurance rates, Humana is the first major insurer to say it is dropping out of the individual market for 2018.

    "Based on our initial analysis of data associated with the company's health-care exchange membership following the 2017 open enrollment period, we continue to see further signs of an unbalanced risk pool," said Humana CEO Bruce Broussard, on a conference call with analysts Tuesday ...

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    Humana says it plans to pull out of Obamacare exchanges in 2018

    In the wake of Humana's comment, President Donald Trump tweeted that the insurer's decision was another example of Obamacare's failure.
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    Conservatives just made Obamacare repeal more difficult

    The House Freedom Caucus, a conservative wing of congressional Republicans, voted Monday night to support a swift and aggressive repeal of the Affordable Care Act, complicating GOP efforts to unite around a plan to repeal and replace the healthcare law better known as Obamacare.

    According to reports, the Freedom Caucus said it would not back a repeal if it did not include all of the elements of a repeal bill that debuted in 2015; it also said it wanted to quickly repeal the law, even if no replacement bill was ready ...

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    Conservatives just made Obamacare repeal more difficult

    The House Freedom Caucus has come out for a swift and complete repeal of Obamacare, which could complicate Republican leadership's plans.
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    A Trump order led the IRS to make a small change on Obamacare that could have a big effect on its future

    ... So instead of contributing to the stabilization of the individual market, the change allows those that want to avoid the penalty a simpler way to potentially do so.

    In a statement to Reason, an IRS official said the recent executive order allows them to make the step and accept "instances where a taxpayer doesn't indicate their coverage status" ...


    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-order-led-irs-small-205739364.html

    A Trump order led the IRS to make a small change on Obamacare that could have a big effect on its future

    The Internal Revenue Service is making a small change to how they evaluate one line of a tax...
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    GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top House Republicans unveiled a rough sketch of a massive health care overhaul to rank-and-file lawmakers Thursday, but a lack of detail, cost estimates and GOP unity left unresolved the problem that's plagued them for years: What's the party's plan and can Congress pass it? ...

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    GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain

    Top House Republicans unveiled a rough sketch of a massive health care overhaul to rank-and-file lawmakers Thursday, but a lack of detail, cost estimates and GOP unity left unresolved the problem that's ...
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    Today's charts: UnitedHealth, Humana, Aetna, Anthem shares fall

    Yahoo Finance is tracking healthcare stocks after House Republican leaders outlined their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who presented some details of the plan with two House committee chairmen, told reporters that the GOP will introduce the new legislation when Congress returns from its President’s Day break ...

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    Today's charts: UnitedHealth, Humana, Aetna, Anthem shares fall

    Yahoo Finance is tracking healthcare stocks after House Republican leaders outlined their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who presented some details of the plan with two House committee chairmen, told reporters...
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