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"Medicare for All": A Uniting Call to Action in the Age of Trump 19.1.2017 Truthout.com
On the day that Trump takes office, activists will engage in a National Day of Action for Medicare for All. The goal is not merely to push for single-payer health reform, but to use the issue to organize, educate and otherwise grow the wider movement for social justice. Craig Dooley, 56, who became eligible for expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), gets a chest X-ray in Taylorsville, Kentucky, on January 15, 2014. The ACA has lowered the uninsured rate to less than 10 percent, but many states have continued to resist the Obama administration's entreaties to expand their Medicaid coverage, leaving millions of poor Americans with no affordable health insurance options. (Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times) This story was published thanks to readers like you -- and it's never been more important to support independent journalism. Click here to donate to Truthout! The world will change tomorrow when Donald Trump becomes president -- and so, too, must the movement for social ...
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GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out 19.1.2017 Yahoo: Top Stories

GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands outRepublican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up ...


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Millions of Reasons – Plus One Big One – To Block Tom Price’s Nomination 19.1.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Isaiah Poole

A school bus driver living in Slatington, Pa., writes that three years ago she was beginning to feel ill, but thought nothing of it until one morning, while checking the bus before starting her route, her fingers went numb.

She had just signed up for a health insurance plan through the Pennsylvania-run marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. She dropped her “old, useless insurance” a few months earlier because even with sky-high premiums she could no longer afford, “the insurer denied every claim I sent in because they said it was due to a pre-existing condition.”

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With some health plans, even a doctor doesn’t seek health care 19.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
What a terrific piece of reporting Marketplace health beat reporter Dan Gorenstein turned in on the show last night! It followed a comment from the likely new secretary of Health and Human Services at his confirmation hearings yesterday.
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Allina announces joint venture with Aetna 19.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Allina executives say their goal is to cut costs for patients through better coordination of treatment, especially preventative care.
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How Republican-style health-care reform quickly becomes a tax cut for the richest of the rich 19.1.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
This isn’t just the usual Robin Hood in reverse we’ve come to expect from Republican tax plans. This is Robin Hood slamming the Batmobile into reverse at 100 mph.
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Poll: For first time, more Americans in favor of health care plan 19.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Americans views of Obamacare tilt narrowly positive, according to a new CNN/ORC poll, marking the first time more have favored than opposed the law since its passage in 2010. The shift comes at the same time more than 8-in-10 say the law is likely to be repealed and replaced by incoming president Donald Trump.
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How large employer health plans could be affected by Obamacare overhaul 19.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With the future of the Affordable Care Act on the line, health insurance benefits for workers at large companies hang in the balance.
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Republicans look to avoid YouTube moments in fight over Obamacare repeal 19.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Lawmakers are turning to Facebook and telephone town halls in apparent bid to avoid repeating the testy town halls of 2009.
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House Democrats to Donald Trump: 'The women of America are watching' 19.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
A letter set to be delivered to Trump on Thursday urges the soon-to-be president to oppose GOP plans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding.
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GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out 19.1.2017 AP Politics
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans....
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How Large Employer Health Plans Could Be Affected By Obamacare Overhaul 19.1.2017 NPR: Healthcare
With the future of the Affordable Care Act on the line, health insurance benefits for workers at large companies hang in the balance.
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GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans. The other GOP governors who agreed to […]
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New Rx: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores 19.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
San Francisco • After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess. Now he believes he has a remedy. It’s called Forward, a health-management service that charges a $149 per month — roughly $1,800 a year — to tend to all of its patients’ primary-care needs. And not just with attentive doctoring, either; Forward plans to deploy body scanners, sensors,... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump nominee pressed on Obamacare repeal 19.1.2017 Terrorism

Tom Price (AP)Rep. Tom Price, Trump's pick for health secretary, was not specific about what the Republicans' replace plan would entail.


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10 Things to Know for Thursday 19.1.2017 Yahoo: US National
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about ...
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Solving the climate crisis, one hospital at a time 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With early optimism surrounding the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change now fading into anxiety over potential changes to U.S. environmental policy under a Trump administration, many are looking for new leaders in the fight against global warming. Hospitals should step into the breach. Doing...

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AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care 19.1.2017 Yahoo: Top Stories

AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health careSylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. ...


California withdraws immigrant health care request 19.1.2017 Yahoo: Top Stories
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials on Wednesday withdrew their request to sell unsubsidized insurance policies to people who can't prove they're legally in the United States after learning the decision would fall to President-elect Donald Trump's administration.
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Catholic Bishops Are Urging Congress To Halt Obamacare Repeal 19.1.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Catholic bishops in the U.S. have long been some of the staunchest opponents of the Affordable Care Act . But now, they’re urging Congress to delay its repeal. Bishop Frank J. Dewane, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committee on domestic justice, sent a letter to Congress on Tuesday in the wake of Republican efforts to repeal President Obama’s signature health care act. Dewane clarified that although the USCCB has opposed the ACA, in part due to its coverage of abortion care and contraception, it opposes overturning the act without an alternative in place. “The Catholic bishops of the United States will examine health care proposals in greater depth and from various perspectives in the days ahead,” Dewane wrote. “But we note for now that a repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act ought not be undertaken without the concurrent passage of a replacement plan that ensures access to adequate health care for the millions of people who now rely upon it for their wellbeing.” Dewane ...
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