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Paul S. Viviano, President and CEO, Urges Americans to Reject the Proposed Senate Health Care Bill and Support Medicaid for Children and Families

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) opposes any changes to Medicaid funding that harm children and their families. The Senate's version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), risks the health care coverage of millions of American children and families.

APA Voices Opposition to Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Senate bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would irreparably weaken Medicaid, significantly increase the number of Americans without health insurance coverage and allow states to waive essential health benefits, such as mental and behavioral health care and substance use treatment, according to the American Psychological Association.

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“It depends on how you define better.” — Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), in an interview on Fox News, when asked if the GOP’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” actually made health care better.

Republicans created health care monster by lying to their base. They need to come clean.

45 minutes agoNews : USAToday: News

Deductibles and premiums are too high. We can absolutely do better, but not by dropping a MOAB (mother of all bombs) on the system.        

The Senate Finally Revealed Its New Health Care Plan—And America Is PISSED

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The Republican Party has been tearing into Obamacare since it was signed into law, and today the Senate introduced its version of an alternative—the inaptly named “Better Care Reconciliation Act” (BCRA). As expected it’s a Dumpster fire for women, the elderly, LGBT people and other at-risk groups. Much like the House version, the BCRA would... Read more »

GOP senator on health care: "It depends on how you define 'better'"

Asked if his party's bill bettered the state of health care, a Republican senator replied, "It depends on how you define 'better.'" Well, yes, it does.

Senate Republicans Offer a Bill to Preserve & Expand ObamaCare

Yesterday, I posted “Five Questions I Will Use to Evaluate the Phantom Senate Health Care Bill.” The phantom bill took corporeal form today when Senate Republicans released the text of the “Better Care Reconciliation Act.” So how does the Senate bill fare with regard to my five questions? 1. Show More Summary

Limited coverage, subsidies for some in Senate GOP’s proposed health-care overhaul

2 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The Senate Republicans’ Better Care Reconciliation Act would significantly affect health coverage for many Americans.

Elizabeth Warren Excoriates Senate Republicans for Financing Their Tax Cuts with 'Blood Money'

"People will die." After working for weeks in secret to revise the House's health care bill, Senate Republicans unveiled the Better Care Reconciliation Act Thursday—a 142-page document maintaining the same multi-billion dollar cuts to Medicaid as its earlier iteration. Show More Summary

Right on Schedule, Senate Conservatives Are Throwing a Fit Over Health Care

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, shortly after Senate Republicans’ breakfast meeting discussing the newly unveiled Better Care Reconciliation Act, insisted that there were still some “unknowns” for which he needed answers. My strong suspicion is that those unknowns won’t do the trick. Show More Summary

GE Ventures leads $10 million investment in Nuvolo’s asset management service

Nuvolo, which provides software to help health care providers, life sciences organizations, and pharmaceutical manufacturers better manage their assets, today announced funding of $10 million, led by GE Ventures. Existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and ServiceNow Ventures also joined. Show More Summary

What We Learned Today About the Senate's Health Care Bill

We'll have more coverage of the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill on Slate tonight and in the days and weeks to come, but for now here are your big takeaways: The Senate's "Better Care Reconciliation Act" distinguishes itself fromShow More Summary

Trump: Democrats' help could make health bill better

At a rally in Iowa, Trump admits the health care bill would be better if Republicans had help from Democrats. Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Joy Reid, Tim O...

The 5 Secrets Your Trainer Wishes They Could Tell You

For those of us who are addicted to group fitness or personal training, a good trainer is a vital part of our workout success. We rely on their expertise on our journey to better health. Sometimes a trainer may seem a little mystical...Show More Summary

Stop doing this one thing for better cholesterol numbers

As with other habits of questionable health value, there’s something special about eating late at night. Cooking at midnight in a dimly lit kitchen while the entire house is asleep, then sitting at the table with just a little lightShow More Summary

Health bureaucrats talk out of both sides of their mouths

In our recent paper criticizing how industrial quality improvement has been misapplied to primary care, we didn’t just complain, we made suggestions for a better way forward. This was under the assumption that regulators and payers will continue to insist on some kind of numeric reporting of outcomes by physicians or practices whether physicians like […]

Happy marriages found to keep us healthy

A new study has found that overall, married people are in better mental and physical health than their unmarried peers. In essence, they are stating that having a happy marriage is the key to good health. Marriage is a two-way … The post Happy marriages found to keep us healthy appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

GOP's Planned Attack on Our Health Care System Overwhelmingly Targets Blue States

Click here for reuse options! Republicans know they are targeting blue America. If Americans think their country is divided now, they better hope the runaway train that is the Senate’s secret bill to destroy government-assisted healthcare has a crash landing. Show More Summary

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