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Looking For Health In All The Wrong Places: Why the US pays more and gets less

America spends more on healthcare per capita than any other country in world. In 2015, the US devoted 17% of the gross domestic product, more than $3 trillion, to health expenditures. 17% of the GDP is approximately twice the average health cost of the OECD countries.<p>Unfortunately this unsurpassed …

New Medicare Regs Will Pay Doctors for Better Care

Doctors have complained for years that they’re not paid adequately for time-consuming work associated with managing care for seriously ill older patients: consulting with other specialists, talking to families and caregivers, interacting with pharmacists and more.<p>That will change on Jan. 1, as a …

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Why Obamacare enrollees voted for Trump - Vox

In Whitley County, Kentucky, the uninsured rate declined 60 percent under Obamacare. So why did 82 percent of voters there support Donald Trump?<p>CORBIN, Kentucky — Kathy Oller is so committed to her job signing up fellow Kentuckians for Obamacare that last Halloween, she dressed up as a cat, set up …

Obamacare report card claims next year's higher premiums are 'one-time adjustment'

Your move, Mr. Trump.<p>The Obama administration on Tuesday released a wide-ranging, positive report card on the Affordable Care Act, describing how …

What Is Wrong With The NHS?

The NHS does a great job when it comes to keeping the UK population alive, treating chronic long term illnesses and providing thousands of jobs for …

As GOP Plans to Repeal Obamacare, It’s Unclear What’s Next for Millions Who Need It

Senate Republican leaders say they’ll move immediately to start repealing the Affordable Care Act, often known as Obamacare, next month. But they …

How to Repeal and Replace Obamacare | Cathy Reisenwitz

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen a leading critic of the Affordable Care Act to lead the Health and Human Services department. “Tom Price is …

A Simple Way to Measure Health Care Outcomes

Despite the current uncertainty surrounding the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health care leaders must not let debates over access detract from what needs to happen regardless of the legislation’s fate: Their organizations must improve the value of care they deliver. When the ACA was …

Nearly 30 million Americans could lose their health insurance if the GOP rips up Obamacare

With President-elect Donald Trump set to take office, the GOP may finally get its wish.<p>According to a new study, however, the repeal would come at a significant price, showing the tightrope the party could be forced to walk on to unravel the law.<p>The Urban Institute, a left-leaning think tank, …

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Disappointed By The AMA, Doctors Start A New Organization To Fight Trump's Health Care Policies

And they're starting with Trump's HHS pick, Tom Price.<p>President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, so it’s not a huge shock that he picked Rep. Dr. Tom Price (R-GA), a former orthopedic surgeon and fervent ACA opponent, to head up the U.S. Department …

Is Health Care In America Really So Bad?

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The intent of the law was to provide health insurance to all Americans while, at the same time, lower the health care costs for the people and the United States government. Although it seems …

How free coupons for patients help drugmakers hike prices by 1,000%

Horizon Pharma charges more than $2,000 for a month's supply of a prescription pain reliever that is the combination of two cheap drugs available separately over the counter.<p>Another company, Novum, sells a small tube of a prescription skin rash cream, containing two inexpensive decades-old …

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On Obamacare repeal, GOP ideology is colliding with reality

If there weren't so much at stake, one would be amused at the spectacle of Republican politicians writhing as they try to make good on their ideological promise to "repeal and replace" Obamacare without ruining the lives of millions of their own constituents.<p>In the few short weeks since the GOP …

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Why the Health Industry Is Calm Despite Trump's Obamacare Threats

Hospitals and health insurers are gaining confidence that their nightmare scenario—millions of Americans instantly losing health insurance once …

ObamaCare’s collapsing: Now it’s up to Trump

Despite what the critics say, as a Pediatric Heart Surgeon, former Professor of Surgery, and a doctor for over 35 years, I know it is possible for …

One third of adult Americans aren't getting the healthcare they need because it's too expensive

A full third of American adults said that they went without recommended care last year, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund. That rate is down from 37 percent in 2013, but it's still nearly triple the rate of consumers who can't afford recommended care in other developed …

Health savings accounts: Another conservative 'reform' nostrum that chiefly benefits the rich

With Obamacare repeal-and-replace on the table, a favorite healthcare "reform" of Republicans and conservatives is about to have another day in the sun: health savings accounts. They sound good — tax-exempt personal slush funds that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses — but for the …