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Could ambulatory surgical centers help bend the cost curve in US health care?

(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) US health-care costs have more than tripled since the 1960s1. Nearly one of every five dollars of national expenses1,2 are spent on health care. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...Show More Summary

The Age of Trumpian Uncertainty

By PAUL KECKLEY The new Chief Executive Officer of the United States of America Inc. will take office January 20th and likely make good on his promise to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It only requires a majority in both houses of Congress to pass and that’s assured based on the election

Hey, Democrats - Donald Trump has some good ideas for healthcare reform

Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence talked about their plans for the U.S. healthcare system again this week, beginning where Republicans usually begin: by calling for the complete repeal of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But to get where they...

Yer 2017 ObamaCare Enrollment Period Update

The 2017 premiums for that      Pathetically Puerile Abominable Collection of Asininity “wonderful” law called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – AKA “ObamaCare” – have been released. The numbers for next year?  Well, as they might have said where I was raised:  “Them numbers ain’t lookin’ so good.” Nationwide, for the 39 states using […]

Fake Clinics Sue Illinois Officials Over Patient Protection Law

This is one of two lawsuits filed against Illinois officials for passing the Healthcare Right of Conscience Act amendment, which requires clinics to discuss abortion care with people inquiring about the procedure. The post Fake Clinics Sue Illinois Officials Over Patient Protection Law appeared first on Rewire.

Yet Another Installment of ObamaCare “Good News”

Well, we have more “good news” about that wonderful Federal law called the      Patently Pathetic Accumulated Conglomerate of Asininity         Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AKA “ObamaCare”. I’ve written before about issues...Show More Summary

Medicaid expansion did not increase emergency department use

Researchers have found that the expansion of Medicaid insurance coverage in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act did not increase hospital emergency department visits, as was widely predicted by policymakers and researcher...

Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Did Not Increase Emergency Department Use

GW researchers published a Health Affairs study finding that the expansion of Medicaid insurance coverage in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act did not increase hospital emergency department visits, as was widely predicted by policymakers and researchers.

Study finds Medicaid expansion did not increase emergency department use

WASHINGTON (Aug. 9, 2016) -- George Washington University (GW) researchers published a Health Affairs study finding that the expansion of Medicaid insurance coverage in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) did not increase hospital emergency department visits, as was widely predicted by policymakers and researchers. read more

New warning rule for users of generic drugs left in limbo

Five years after the Supreme Court blocked most personal-injury lawsuits against makers of generic drugs, a rule designed to strengthen patient protections have stalled, leaving what consumer groups warn is a safety gap for millions of users. After several delays, the Food and Drug Administration...

Why Washington State Should Have Licensed Many More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

5 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Why Washington State Should Have Licensed Many More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue L ast week, I wrote about how the new medical marijuana system created under the Cannabis Patient Protection Act (SB 5052) shut out many of Washington State's medical marijuana dispensaries. Show More Summary

BENDING THE COST CURVE: $10,345 per person: U.S. health care spending reaches new peak. That figu…

BENDING THE COST CURVE: $10,345 per person: U.S. health care spending reaches new peak. That figure would be far lower if the obstructionist GOP Congress had passed the Obama Administration’s proposed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Looking for An “ObamaCare” Health Co-Op? Good Luck.

Remember that       truly asinine exercise in socialist idiocy        healthcare “innovation” called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – AKA “ObamaCare”?  Remember how it was supposed to use “nonprofit healthcare cooperatives” as an integral part of its design? Well, as I’ve written before here those cooperatives haven’t exactly been doing that well.  As of […]

How Washington State Screwed Over Its Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

5 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

How Washington State Screwed Over Its Medical Marijuana Dispensaries by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue O n July 1, when the Cannabis Patient Protection Act (SB 5052) took effect, all dispensaries without an I-502 license were forced to shut down, sending many of the state's medical marijuana patients into a panic. Show More Summary

A Commentary on National Federation v. Sebelius

In 2010, Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The goals of the Act were to increase the number of Americans covered by health insurance and to decrease the cost of health care. No republicans voted for the bill. Show More Summary

ObamaCare Isn't Working - These Five Charts Show Why

Submitted by Melissa Quinn via TheDailySignal.com, Six years ago, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Since then, Americans have seen their premiums increase, a dozen nonprofit insurers...Show More Summary

The Individualist Constitution: New at Reason

6 months agoNews : Reason

In 2012 Chief Justice John Roberts led the U.S. Supreme Court in upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. "It is not our job," Roberts wrote in National Federation of Independent Business v.Show More Summary

More “ObamaCare” News

Well, we have some more news about that       Plainly Pathetic Abominable Collection of Asininity       Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AKA “ObamaCare”.  And as is usual, the news isn’t all that good for the US taxpayer. First, here’s an Item I apparently overlooked previously.  Remember those “non-profit cooperatives” that were supposed to provide much of […]

The ACO Delusion

By ANISH KOKA, MD Accountable care organizations (ACO’s) promise to save us.  Dreamed up by Dartmouth’s Eliot Fisher in 2006, and signed into law as a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010, we have been sold on the idea that this particular incarnation of the HMO/Managed Care will save the

Birth control on trial, again

8 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, March 22: ——— On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in yet another challenge to the implementation of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Although the legal issues are...

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