Healthcare Reform
ACA Continues to Kick In
ACA Continues to Kick In
This week's health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, M.D. In September, yet another Affordable Care Act tax will hit, starting at $8 billion a year and increasing to more than $14 billion annually by 2018—more than $145 billion over the next 10 years. It affects every health plan with more than $25 million dollars of premiums: Exchange plans, private plans, Medicare, and Medicaid. It will affect the poor, the elderly, and financially stressed states. Hidden in Section 9010 of ACA, it is, according to Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), “another example of how the president’s health care law was... read more
Health Policy Legislative Update - 8/8/2015
Health Policy Legislative Update - 8/8/2015
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill. Three House Bills Approved on July 29, 2015 by House Energy and Commerce Committee  Thank goodness, this was not endorsing selling fetal tissue to the highest bidder. 1) H.R. 2820, Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2015 authored by Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Doris Matsui (D-CA), introduced June 18, 2015, would amend the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005 to reauthorize the National Cord Blood Inventory program and the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program through 2020. These programs help match patients in... read more
Health Policy Legislative Update - 7/25/2015
Health Policy Legislative Update - 7/25/2015
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill. Senator Mike Lee Takes Bold Step to Repeal ObamaCare The Washington Post and Freedom Works are reporting on Senator Lee's plan to force the Senate to take a substantive vote on repealing ObamaCare. If successful, only 51 votes would be needed to proceed on the repeal amendment instead of 60. Lee's effort ties into the highway funding bill and votes are likely to be taken in a Sunday, July 26th session of the Senate. Freedom Works is urging Americans to ask their Senators to support this plan to... read more
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Policy Initiatives
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Policy Initiatives
Published Jul 12, 2012, Revised Jul 20, 2015 In the Oath of Hippocrates, physicians promise to work for the good of their patients, according to the best of their ability and judgment, and to do no harm. AAPS members support a return to this ethic in American medicine, and oppose programs and laws that harm patients by subjugating their care to the interest of the government and third parties. Reform Issues: Access to care is restricted because of burdensome regulations and mandates. Fraud and waste is rampant because of third-party payment. Employer-based insurance discourages rational insurance practices. Regulations are stifling... read more
Film Exposes ObamaCare, Offers Real Solutions
Film Exposes ObamaCare, Offers Real Solutions
Watch Wait Till It's Free: Free through July 12. "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free."  ~P.J. O'Rourke The "Affordable Care Act" is predictably proving P.J. O'Rourke correct as health care costs continue to skyrocket. To add insult to injury, despite the deluge of billions of dollars in taxpayer funds dumped into the health insurance industry, the availability of high-quality, patient-centered medical care is on the decline. On the 239th birthday of the United States our country is, now more than ever, at a crossroad in the fight to save... read more
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