Tag Archives: Medicaid

GOP Senate health bill finally unveiled; Republicans now can say at least they tried to scrap Obamacare.






A lot of Americans, including all but literally a handful of our elected representatives, have been sitting on pins and needles, waiting for the Senate to divulge its version of… Read more »

Universal health care: a “right” or “privilege.” Wrong question, or already settled?






Steve’s Take: Bloomberg’s Ramesh Ponnuru poses the question: “Is there a ‘right’ to healthcare? Our arguments about health policy frequently highlight the question.” He goes on to say that “as… Read more »

Trump offloading drug price battle to new FDA chief; Dr. Gottlieb’s ideas make a lot of sense






The News: New FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb comes into office immediately confronted by a host of tough challenges: from budget concerns, drug prices, staffing issues and a nationwide opioid… Read more »

CBO clears GOP health bill for Senate; only 23 million to lose coverage this version






The News: A bill to disassemble the Affordable Care Act that passed the House by a razor-thin margin earlier this month would leave 14 million more people uninsured next year than under… Read more »

Senate health plan will either fine-tune Obamacare or set the clock back to 2008






Steve’s Take: Obamacare is a great, albeit imperfect, work-in-progress health program, destined to catch us up with the rest of the world where access to care is a right, not… Read more »

GOP healthcare bill heads to Senate where fate far from certain






The News: The US House of Representatives on Thursday (May 4, 2017) voted 217 to 213 in favor of proposed legislation that would repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into… Read more »

Anthem defies Wall Street, rivals, with stellar 1Q results pegged to Obamacare business






The News: Anthem Inc. (Indianapolis IN), which has 1.1 million customers in individual Obamacare plans, said it was moving ahead with its 2018 insurance filings but had told state regulators… Read more »

Trump pushes revised healthcare bill, saying, “The plan gets better and better;” well, not really






The News: President Donald Trump, when asked last week whether he would choose to either push an Obamacare repeal bill or government funding measure through Congress this week, said he… Read more »

GOP can’t handle the truth: millions to lose coverage under Trumpcare






Steve’s Take: Remember President Trump’s pre- and post-election promise, no, it sounded more like a guarantee, of “insurance for everybody?” Then last week, the Trump-backed House bill, when finally unveiled… Read more »

Shrouded in secrecy, GOP health plan finally unwrapped; governing crisis now on full display






Steve’s Take: The healthcare goals Pres. Donald Trump articulated in his address last week to a joint session of Congress marked a new record high for policy specifics. But as… Read more »