Category Archives: health care reform

Health insurance companies keep making the case for single payer

To PPACA Detractors: The federal government doesn’t set insurance premiums. Insurance companies set premiums. State Departments of Insurance must review and approve each and every insurance product sold in their state. The only limitations put on insurance company premiums by … Continue reading

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Oregon May Close State Exchange And Join Feds’ Site

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Oregon s health insurance exchange, plagued by computer flaws after federal taxpayers spent $303 million to build it, may be closed and the state’s customers shifted to the U.S. Obamacare marketplace. Greg Russak‘s insight: Here’s … Continue reading

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As ACA Signups Skyrocket Towards 7 Million Fox News Claims Obama Is Cooking the Books

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst As the number of people who are enrolling in the ACA’s private insurance plans surges towards 7 million, Republican Sen. John Barrasso and Fox News Sunday teamed up to claim that President Obama is cooking … Continue reading

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The ‘Protection’ in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Part of the Protection in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act comes from the fact that insurers can no longer sell us junk insurance. It starts with the Essential Health Benefits in the PPACA. One way for all of … Continue reading

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The Case for #SinglePayer

Here’s the question I have for those who oppose the PPACA and, more to the point, who oppose single payer health care. How are our poor and uninsured fellow Americans supposed to pay $170.00 for a 20-minute office visit when … Continue reading

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