The bipartisan compromise: cheap, worthless plans #ProtectOurCare #DemsDontSellUsOut

Bipartisan moves to steady insurance market face same old conflicts over regulation By Harris MeyerModern Healthcare, August 3, 2017 Democrats and a growing number of Republicans are eager to steady the struggling individual market covering nearly 20 million Americans to prevent an exodus of insurers and healthy customers. Senate HELP Committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.),…

via The bipartisan compromise: cheap, worthless plans — PNHP’s Official Blog

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LBJ Launches Medicare: ‘You Can’t Treat Grandma This Way’ #ProtectOurCare #HandsOffMedicare

Bill Moyers Watching the craziness in the Senate this week, as Mitch McConnell and the GOP’s zealots drove their clown car into a brick wall and yet another effort to take away health care coverage from millions crashed and burned, I thought back to a different turn of events. It was 52 years ago this Sunday…

via LBJ Launches Medicare: ‘You Can’t Treat Grandma This Way’ — Common Dreams – Breaking News

Trump Proposal Would Endanger the Health and Safety of Nursing Home Residents #ProtectOurCare

Public CitizenMore than 75 organizations in the Fair Arbitration Now (FAN) Coalition are leading a week of action aimed at stopping the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) from reversing critical protections for nursing home residents harmed by mistreatment and legal violations. CMS is seeking public comment by Monday, Aug. 7 on its plans…

via Trump Proposal Would Endanger the Health and Safety of Nursing Home Residents — Common Dreams – Breaking News

It’s Not Obamacare Anymore. It’s Our National Health-Care System. #ProtectOurCare

In this Washington Post op-ed, Drew Altman and Larry Levitt discuss why the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act failed and what it will take for congress and the administration to address the next challenge, providing long-term stability to the ACA marketplaces.

via It’s Not Obamacare Anymore. It’s Our National Health-Care System. — The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sanders: ‘We’re Figuring Out How We Can Mount a National Campaign’ for #SinglePayer #MedicareForAll

– Common Dreams staffSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday that he will “absolutely” introduce legislation on single-payer healthcare now that the Senate GOP’s bill to repeal ObamaCare has failed. “If people don’t like the private insurance that they’re getting, they should have a Medicare-type public option available…

via Sanders: ‘We’re Figuring Out How We Can Mount a National Campaign’ for Single Payer — Common Dreams – Breaking News

Protect Our Health Care ~ 4 Simple Actions to Take Today! #ProtectOurCare #Resist

Below is an urgent update from our partners Justice in Aging on the imminent vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and 4 important actions for today! Yesterday, the Senate took a reckless and irresponsible step towards gutting healthcare for older adults and others, and removing critical consumer protections that save lives. With Vice President…

via Protect Our Health Care ~ 4 Simple Actions to Take Today! — California Health Advocates

The GOP’s Trojan Horse on Health Care Repeal #ProtectOurCare

Julie ChinitzOn Tuesday, 50 Republican senators showed contempt for their constituents by voting to move forward on repealing our health care, with Vice President Mike Pence stepping in to break the tie. Nine GOP senators later broke ranks in a late-night session to vote down the Senate’s toxic version of the bill, the Better Care…

via The GOP’s Trojan Horse on Health Care Repeal — Common Dreams – Breaking News