Longer-Term Effects of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 on Medicaid Spending

Longer-Term Effects of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 on Medicaid Spending Document 208.91 KB   In CBO’s assessment, Medicaid spending under the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would be 26 percent lower in 2026 than it would be under the agency’s extended baseline, and the gap would widen to about 35 percent in …

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No, Paul Ryan, Your Healthcare Defeat Wasn’t Because of “Growing Pains”

— by Robert Reich House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who had failed to grasp that the GOP was now a “governing party.” “We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do,” said Ryan. “You just had to …

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4 Reasons Why States Suing to Stop Immigration Actions Stand to Lose Big

Immigration activists demonstrate at the Supreme Court in Washington in support of President Barack Obama’s executive order to grant relief from deportation in order to keep immigrant families together, March 18, 2016. The U.S. Capitol is in the background.  — by Tom Jawetz  On April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral …

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The Obama Health Care Legacy: More Coverage and Less Spending

—by Harry Stein On March 24, the Congressional Budget Office, or CBO, published data that surprised even the staunchest advocates for health care reform: New estimates show that total federal spending in fiscal year 2016 for major health care programs will be lower than was projected back in January 2009. Why is this shocking? The …

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New Speaker, Same Old Policies

— by CAP Action War Room Paul Ryan’s Record Indicates We’re In For The Same Broken GOP Policies After much chaos and dysfunction, the House of Representatives elected Representative Paul Ryan from Wisconsin to be Speaker of the House. The Republicans have lauded their new Speaker as their “thought leader” who creates the “blueprints” for …

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Do we need more hungry kids? Amodei says YES.

— by Rich Dunn During the Great Recession, enrollment in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, doubled to 47 million. Benefits average $133 per month. Most of the beneficiaries are children, elderly or disabled. $133 per month is $4.37 a day, and even with that, the Sodexo Foundation estimates that 17 million American children go …

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Affordable Care Act at 3: Increased Savings for Seniors

— by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services,  March 21, 2013 In the three years since the Affordable Care Act became law, the slower growth of health care costs is saving money in Medicare and the private insurance market, helping to curb previously skyrocketing premiums and making Medicare stronger. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget …

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Economic Rapture Might Be around the Corner

If the deficit disappears, our economic nightmare might finally come to an end. — By Salvatore Babones It’s January 25, 2001, the first week of the Bush presidency and more than half a year before the September 11 attacks. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies before the Senate Budget Committee, asserting: “If current policies remain in place, …

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Corporations Score another Supreme Court Victory

The Affordable Care Act ruling won’t heal our ailing health system. By Margaret Flowers As a physician, I find it very odd that the debate over the Affordable Care Act has focused on the effect the law will have on the presidential election rather than the impact it will have on patients, health professionals, and …

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Even Republicans Are Dissing Appointed-Senator Heller

NEW YORK TIMES: DEAN HELLER’S PLAN TO END MEDICARE PANNED BY HIS OWN REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES Republican Candidates From Coast To Coast Agree That Heller/Ryan Budget Would Devastate Seniors New TV Ad From MT GOP Senate Candidate Rehberg: “Rehberg Refused To Support A Republican Budget Plan That Could Harm The Medicare Programs So Many Of Montana’s …

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