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Senator John McCain Speaks On Senate Floor Following Health Care Vote | NBC News

Senator John McCain speaks on the Senate floor in his first appearance since his cancer diagnosis became public.
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Senator McCain Speaks On Senate Floor Following Health Care Vote | NBC News

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Would Universal Healthcare Really Work in the U.S.?

Pretty much every rich, developed nation on the planet has universal healthcare, EXCEPT for the U.S. Should we join them, or does our current healthcare system have advantages that we don’t want to lose?

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**How does healthcare work in the U.S.?
In the U.S., how you want to pay for healthcare is entirely up to you, as long as you have the money. Most people choose to buy health insurance. If you’re low income or over 65, you can get it from the government, but pretty much everyone else has to buy it from companies. You pay a set amount of money every month, and in return, the insurance company pays for most of your medical bills if you get sick or hurt. You can also choose to NOT buy insurance. If you’re young and healthy and never have to go to a doctor or a hospital, you’re gonna save money. But you’re at risk for paying a LOT of money if you DO have a medical emergency, like a car wreck or falling off your bike and breaking your arm. So, it’s a gamble.

**So how does universal healthcare work?**
There are a BUNCH of different ways to get universal healthcare, and every country does it a little bit differently. There’s SOCIALIZED MEDICINE, where the government owns the hospitals, and the doctors and nurses are government employees. There is SINGLE-PAYER, where doctors and hospitals are private businesses, but there is almost no private insurance. Instead, the government provides health insurance for everyone. It can also work with PRIVATE INSURANCE, where people buy it from companies, but it’s HEAVILY regulated by the government, which REQUIRES everyone to have health insurance.

**What are the pros with universal healthcare?**
With universal healthcare, everyone is covered, your insurance isn’t tied to your job, and it would cost less

**What are the cons?**
Taxes would likely go up to pay for it, the quality of care might change, and the individual would have less choice.

SOURCES:
Single payer healthcare: Pluses, minuses, and what it means for you (Harvard Health Publishing)

Single payer healthcare: Pluses, minuses, and what it means for you

The Virtues and Vices of Single-Payer Health Care (New England Journal of Medicine)
https://mfprac.com/web2019/07literature/literature/Health_Costs/SinglePayer_Oberlander.pdf

International Health Care System Profiles (The Commonwealth Fund)
https://international.commonwealthfund.org/

The Case Against Single-Payer Health Care (reason.com)

The Case Against Single-Payer Health Care

Why Single-Payer Would Make Health Care Worse for Americans (The Heritage Foundation)
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/commentary/why-single-payer-would-make-health-care-worse-americans

Medical Bankruptcy: Still Common Despite the Affordable Care Act (American Journal of Public Health)
https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304901?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a5697b7e-8ffc-4373-b9d2-3eb745d9debb&=&

How do US taxes compare internationally? (Tax Policy Center)
https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/briefing-book/how-do-us-taxes-compare-internationally

Health at a Glance: OECD Indicators (OECD)
https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/health_glance-2017-en.pdf?expires=1579647384&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=D94A583B4861DE116B6864868F3B14E6

Health System Tracker (Peterson-Kaiser Family Foundation)

How do healthcare prices and use in the U.S. compare to other countries?

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Access to Insurance Doesn’t Guarantee Access to Care

Many are still unhappy with Obamacare.The main intent of the Affordable Care Act was to expand the safety net (Medicaid), regulate the non-employer-based private insurance market (the insurance exchanges) and help people buy that insurance (subsidies) in order to reduce the number of Americans who are uninsured. On those metrics, it appears to be succeeding.

First and foremost, Obamacare was about improving access to health care. While it did improve access to insurance, in many, many other ways the United States is falling short. Things are likely to get worse before they get better. That’s the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage.

This episode was adapted from a column I wrote for the Upshot. Links to references and further reading can be found there: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/25/upshot/why-the-us-still-trails-many-wealthy-nations-in-access-to-care.html

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Obamacare v Trumpcare: The future for American healthcare – BBC Newsnight

Pennsylvania voted Republican for the first time in 24 years. How is Donald Trump’s new healthcare plan – to replace Obamacare – going down there. Emily Maitlis finds out.

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President Obama Explains Healthcare.gov

President Obama explains HealthCare.gov, the new consumer website that helps you take control of your health care coverage. This first-of-its-kind website makes it easier to find health care coverage and clearly explains how the Affordable Care Act will benefit you, your family, or your business.

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Why Healthcare.gov came out broken

Under the Affordable Care Act, every American is now required to have health insurance. The government set up Healthcare.gov, a website that was supposed to be the easiest way for everyone to get enrolled — only it didn’t work. What happened? More from The Verge:

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How We Pay for Obamacare: Healthcare Triage #6

After we posted our video on “How Obamacare works” tons of commenters asked how Obamacare is paid for. Often, the question was NSFW. But you ask, we answer.

In this episode, we will explain how much Obamacare costs, and what spending cuts and revenue increases (ie taxes) were passed to pay for it. You’ll get to see why it really is “deficit reducing”.

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Read more on Aaron’s blog: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/

Here are two great sources for this data. The first is The Tax Foundation: http://taxfoundation.org/article/how-938-billion-health-care-bill-financed. The second is the CBO: http://www.cbo.gov/publication/21351.

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Jimmy Kimmel on Bill Cassidy’s Health “Care” Bill

Jimmy shares his thoughts on Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham’s new health “care” bill including why it doesn’t pass Cassidy’s “Jimmy Kimmel Test.”

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Jimmy Kimmel on Bill Cassidy’s Health “Care” Bill

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Health Care in America: Insurance Gaps and Medical Deserts

In Trenton, Tenn., and similar rural communities around the U.S., many residents are underinsured or uninsured and struggle with medical costs, often forgoing care. This burdens local hospitals, which in turn close or scale back care, putting patients at risk. Photo: Clara Ritger/The Wall Street Journal

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Health Care Reform, and the Issues We Face

As we approach the election this fall, it seems like the news media report on little else. Unfortunately, too little news coverage addresses health care reform. That’s wackadoo, because there is still so much to be done to improve the cost, quality, and access for patients within the US health care system.

So let’s talk about the major health policy issues we in the US face. This is Healthcare Triage News.

This episode was adapted from a post Aaron wrote for the JAMA Forum. Links to further reading and sources can be found there: https://newsatjama.jama.com/2016/09/21/jama-forum-re-engaging-in-health-care-reform/

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