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Is GOP finally abandoning Obamacare repeal?

Either some form of sanity or the acceptance of political reality apparently has taken hold in at least some members of the Republican Party. According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, GOP congressional leaders are dropping their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and instead are turning their focus to issues like […]

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Obamacare working well five years later

On the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law is meeting many of its goals. Millions more people have health insurance. The health care spending curve is bending, meaning costs are not going up as fast as they used to. Insurance premiums are being held in check. Jobs […]

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Psst, red states. Obamacare Medicaid expansion saves people money

As more states led by Republicans slowly join the ranks of those widening the base of people eligible for Medicaid, it’s becoming clearer that the action is good for the state and good for ordinary citizens. They gain insurance coverage, and they spend less on insurance. Now a new study from Health Affairs puts dollar […]

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Truth about 2015 Obamacare rates the GOP won’t like

The Affordable Care Act health exchanges are again open for business, and it’s good news for consumers. And bad news for Republicans, no matter how they try to spin it and no matter how many votes they take to repeal the law. According to an intelligence brief by the respected and impartial McKinsey Center for […]

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No easy answers to fixing the VA health system

The current problems in the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ hospital system seem insurmountable. We’ve all seen news reports of huge backlogs  and “double” lists of reported and actual wait times, some of which left some veterans to die while waiting for care at various VA hospitals across the country. Yet politicians who breezily call for […]

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