The new plan to cut out the heart of Obamacare

Community rating: the defining feature of the earliest health insurance – and the one thing that keeps carriers from gouging customers. Community rating is the one thing that keeps insurance companies from gouging most of their customers. It’s the thing that helps makes the health insurance marketplace even remotely fair. Continue reading

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A Major Health Care Victory in Indian Country

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote about how an American Indian tribe in Washington state defied a powerful special interest that was making it difficult for members of the tribe to get the dental care they needed. It was a big gamble, but it paid off. What tribal leaders did was hire the equivalent…

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‘Obamacare Saved My Life, Too.’

Donald Trump says everyone will be ‘beautifully covered’ after repeal. Why this Philly demonstrator isn’t buying it, and why you shouldn’t either.   You’ve been told for years that Obamacare has been bad for the middle class. That’s it’s the reason premiums are increasing and why more people are in high deductible plans. You’ve been…

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Trump Pledge to Repeal Obamacare Will Trigger Insurance Marketplace Chaos and Political Backlash

Listen to Scott Harris and Wendell Potter’s conversation on Between the Lines. Check out the full post here. Ever since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, known widely as Obamacare, the Republican party has staged continuous rhetorical attacks on the health care law – and held more than 60 votes to repeal the…

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Repeal Obamacare? GOP Should Be Careful What They Wish For

Now that they’ll control the White House and Congress, Republicans still haven’t got a clue what to do about health care. For years, Republicans have been condemning Obamacare and vowing to repeal and replace it. Now that they’ll soon be able to do that, they’re like the dog that caught the car: Now what? I’d…

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