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Obamacare helps reverse the decline in US trust

(Umea University) Since the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as Obamacare, an estimated 20 million previously uninsured US citizens have gained access to health insurance. Recent research fromShow More Summary

Health Reform: One Bill at a Time

The House Ways and Means Committee will soon mark up bipartisan legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a non-elected body established as part of the Patient Protection... The post Health Reform: One Bill at a Time appeared first on Shopfloor.

Obamacare Democrats – Now Promise ‘Affordable’ Government Internet ‘For All’

Obamacare’s official legislative name was, of course, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Washington, D.C. is very good at naming things. DC remains very terrible at doing things. Patients haven’t been protected by the law – they’ve been assaulted by it. Show More Summary

Health Care Inaction Disappoints, Work Will Continue to Address ACA Concerns

While manufacturers are disappointed that the Senate effort to repeal key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) did not come to fruition by the September 30... The post Health Care Inaction Disappoints, Work Will Continue to Address ACA Concerns appeared first on Shopfloor.

Uninsured Cancer Patients Saw Increased Coverage for Care Following Medicaid Expansion

A new study finds that Medicaid expansion enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) improved coverage for care for cancer patients receiving radiation therapy and potentially decreased health care disparities.

Uninsured cancer patients saw increased coverage for care following Medicaid expansion

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A new study finds that Medicaid expansion enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act improved coverage for care for cancer patients receiving radiation therapy and potentially decreased health care disparities.

Despite Goal of Parity, ACA Marketplace Plans Offer Significantly Fewer Mental Health Providers Compared to Primary Care Providers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, also known as Obamacare, aimed to achieve parity in coverage between mental health care and other forms of health care. A new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that ACA plans may still fall short of that goal. Show More Summary

ACA marketplace plans offer fewer mental health providers compared to primary care

PHILADELPHIA--The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, also known as Obamacare, aimed to achieve parity in coverage between mental health care and other forms of health care. A new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that ACA plans may still fall short of that goal. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel funds a herpes vaccine trial that sidesteps patient protections

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

When he's not busy shutting down media outlets he holds a grudge against or letting the President of the United States fondle his hand, PayPal tycoon Peter Thiel has a new hobby...

Looming deadlines on health care taxes require urgent action

While manufacturers are disappointed that the Senate was unable to pass a full repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in July, legislative efforts to combat the... The post Looming deadlines on health care taxes require urgent action appeared first on Shopfloor.

PODCAST #33: The Wild West of stem cells

Stem cell clinics are booming. And hurting people. How can patients protect themselves in a marketplace where the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state medical boards have been ineffectual? In this podcast you’ll hear from George Gibson (a patient left blind after a dubious stem cell intervention), Leigh Turner PhD […]

GOP Controlled Senate Looks Towards More “Modest” Overhaul Of Ocare

For the most part, overhauling Obamacare, otherwise known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as the Putting Government In Control Of Your Healthcare And Raising Your

SUSTAINABILITY: Medicaid Enrollees Set to Climb 40,000,000 Under Obamacare. Under current law—i…

SUSTAINABILITY: Medicaid Enrollees Set to Climb 40,000,000 Under Obamacare. Under current law—including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare)—there will be 112,000,000 people who enroll in Medicaid at some time during fiscal 2027, according to the latest baseline estimate published by the Congressional Budget Office. Show More Summary

Did anyone expect the party of 'repeal and replace' to have good ideas on healthcare?

To the editor: During Barack Obama’s presidency, the Republican- controlled House passed bills repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act more than 50 times. Their party won state and local elections across the nation with the mantra of “repeal and replace.” (“Most Americans — and...

Weekend Reading: McSweeneys: I Only Protested the Affordable Care Act Because the President Was Black. Please Don’t Take Away My Health Insurance

David Bradley Isenberg: I Only Protested the Affordable Care Act Because the President Was Black. Please Don’t Take Away My Health Insurance: "Back in 2009, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was being debated in Congress, I was fuming with anger... Show More Summary

Unions playing politics with dialysis patients’ lives

Senate Bill 349 is being sold as a patient protection measure for those undergoing dialysis but, in reality, it puts the health of unions above the health of patients. The legislation, introduced by state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, who also coauthored the now defunct single-payer health care bill, would require dialysis centers to maintain […]

BRCA creates even more confused markets

The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)[1] is a significant modification to the current Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)[2] exchange structure in a variety of ways.  One major change is the designation of the benchmark plan which determines the level of subsidy that the federal government provides to individual buyers on a health […]

Trump-McConnell Health Care Threatens to Send People Living HIV and AIDS Back to Square One

Back in 2013-2014, I had the incredible opportunity of working as the lead coordinator of a team of Arkansas In-Person Assister Guides (IPAs) during the roll out of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the state. I personally...Show More Summary

BREAKING: Senate Unveils Its Obamacare “Repeal”

Senate leadership has just released their attempt at a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.” The bill, which is being called the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” makes a few...Show More Summary

Survey: What Turns Democrats against the Affordable Care Act’s Core Regulations?

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, may perhaps be the most contentious and polarizing law we’ve seen enacted in the past several decades. For seven years, Democrats have remained convinced they...Show More Summary

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