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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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Andrew Yang Explains His Healthcare Plan | All In | MSNBC

2020 Democratic Candidate for President Andrew Yang discusses his healthcare plan with Chris Hayes. Aired on 12/27/19.
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Healthcare

President Trump’s approach to healthcare is much better than the Democrats’ approach, which would kill employer-provided healthcare.

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Watch live: Trump makes remarks on health care amid impeachment hearing

President Trump makes remarks on health care prices amid the ongoing impeachment hearing.

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Trump delivers remarks on transparency in healthcare prices

President Trump will deliver remarks on honesty and transparency in healthcare prices.

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Their Health Care Proposals

We’ve got an election coming up here. It’s pretty much a dumpster fire. But we’ve still got a country to run, and a health care system that’s far from ideal. There are two main candidates, two main health care reform plans, and we’re going to break them down and discuss them. That’s the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage.

And make sure to tune in to Healthcare Triage LIVE this Wednesday at 11:30 AM Eastern, where we’ll take all your questions on this topic.
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You can read Hillary Clinton’s health care plan here: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/health-care/
You can read Donald Trump’s health care plan here: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/POSITIONS/HEALTHCARE-REFORM

More links for your perusal:
What credit card history can tell us about state lines: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2008/05/reverse_robin_hood.html
Health Savings Accounts and the ACA: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/health-savings-accounts-under-affordable-care-act-5945.html
My own take on state lines: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/meme-busting-selling-insurance-across-state-lines-will-lower-costs/
Margot Sanger-Katz’s take on state lines: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/upshot/the-problem-with-gop-plans-to-sell-health-insurance-across-state-lines.html
Block granting Medicaid: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/medicaid-theres-no-magic-in-block-granting/
More Medicaid block granting: https://newsatjama.jama.com/2012/04/20/jama-forum-innovation-isnt-easy-when-it-comes-to-medicaid/
HCT covers drug pricing: https://www.youtube.com/user/thehealthcaretriage/videos?view=0&shelf_id=2&sort=dd
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Jimmy Kimmel’s Emotional Weekend Over Health Care Battle

Jimmy talks about being in the middle of the national health care debate by addressing more criticism from Senator Bill Cassidy and Fox News, sharing his personal experience about his emotional weekend meeting hundreds of people who have benefitted from the ACA, and praising Senators John McCain and Susan Collins for saying no to the Graham-Cassidy bill, hopefully killing it once and for all.

Round 3 of Jimmy Kimmel’s Health Care Battle https://youtu.be/KUH0KQ1qMiw

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Emotional Weekend Over Health Care Battle

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The Republican health care bill makes no sense

The bill doesn’t know what problem it’s trying to solve.

For more Vox analysis: http://www.vox.com/2017/1/5/14179258/obamacare-repeal-republican-votes-trump
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Republicans in the House have finally released a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare: the American Health Care Act. The GOP healthcare bill keeps some of the most popular parts of Obamacare, like letting young adults stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26 and requiring insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions.

But the Republican bill gets rid of the key element that made Obamacare work: the individual mandate. Now that people aren’t required to have insurance, healthy people could leave insurance pools en masse, leaving sick people who are more expensive to cover.

Hypocrisy is a minor sin in politics, but still, it is remarkable how much of it there is to be found in this legislation. A core Republican complaint when Obamacare was passed was that the law delayed many of its provisions in order to reduce public outcry and manipulate the CBO’s score. The GOP bill is similarly aggressive with such tricks, delaying changes to the Medicaid expansion until 2020 and pushing Obamacare’s tax on expensive insurance plans out until 2025.

Because Republicans aren’t even trying to win Democratic votes, they’re stuck designing a bill that can wiggle through the budget reconciliation process (another thing they complained about Democrats doing). That means they can’t make major changes to insurance markets like repealing Obamacare’s essential benefit standards or allowing insurance to be sold across state lines. That last part is particularly striking, given that it was one of President Trump’s five demands in his speech last week. I’ve always been skeptical about the savings Republicans could wrest by changing those regulations, but now they can’t get those savings at all — which means sacrificing a key part of their theory of cost control.

This bill has a lot of problems, and more will come clear as experts study its language, the Congressional Budget Office release its estimates, and industry players make themselves heard. But the biggest problem this bill has is that it’s not clear why it exists. What does it make better? What is it even trying to achieve? Democrats wanted to cover more people and reduce long-term costs, and they had an argument for how their bill did both. As far as I can tell, Republicans have neither. At best, you can say this bill makes every obvious health care metric a bit worse, but at least it cuts taxes on rich people? Is that really a winning argument in American politics?

In reality, what I think we’re seeing here is Republicans trying desperately to come up with something that would allow them to repeal and replace Obamacare. This is a compromise of a compromise of a compromise aimed at fulfilling that promise. But “repeal and replace” is a political slogan, not a policy goal. This is a lot of political pain to endure for a bill that won’t improve many peoples’ lives, but will badly hurt millions.

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Democrats Can Win In 2020 If They Hit Republicans On Healthcare

There is only one winning campaign issue for 2020 for Democrats: Healthcare. Even though issues like climate change may actually be more dire, the issue of healthcare is one that can unite Democrats and Republicans. Medicare for All is the only solution, and if Democrats continue to hammer Republicans on the issue of healthcare and show how inept that Party is, 2020 will be a cakewalk. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
 
Link – https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/republicans-are-screwed-on-healthcare-regardless-of-what-the-courts-decide-this-week/

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You know, if I had thought about it 10 years ago, I would have started either a clock that just counts up one day each day that passes or maybe just started a little thing of tally marks just to keep track of the total number of days that have passed since the Affordable Care Act was passed and Republicans said we are going to repeal and replace this horrible piece of legislation because I would love to know exactly how many days, how many hours, how many minutes have gone by since the Republicans told us they would get us a better healthcare plan only for them to have absolutely no idea what the hell they’re doing. I mean Hell, Donald Trump promised us three, four weeks ago that in two weeks he was going to have a major healthcare announcement, but he never did. Republicans don’t know how to use the issue of healthcare.
They don’t know how to fix healthcare. They don’t know how to tell the public. They’re got to give them something better while providing specifics cause they’ve promised us something better forever. They’ve just never been able to tell us what that better thing is and here’s the point. Right now, healthcare is the biggest issue heading into the 2020 election, not just for president, not just among those candidates, but for every member of Congress and for every member of the Senate, for every candidate, for governor, for everybody running for a state house. Healthcare is the number one issue. It is also one of the most dire issues. I would argue that climate change is a little bit more dire depending on your current situation. I guess that would vary by person. However, climate change unfortunately still does not necessarily energized enough voters, but healthcare will, if Democrats want to win in 2020 not just the presidency but the Senate, the house, governorships, state houses, whatever it is you have to run on healthcare.
It has been proven to be the Achilles heel of the Republican party for nearly 10 years. 10 years is how long these idiots had been telling us they’re going to give us something better than Obamacare. 10 years since they started telling us the Democrats are trying to socialize medicine and now polls show that people actually want that socialized medicine. We would have that had it happened 10 years ago, it didn’t. Affordable Care Act has helped millions of people, not necessarily enough, but it’s helped and we need to build on that by getting rid of it and putting Medicare for All in place. No offense, Obama and Biden, but wasn’t that great of a piece of legislation. It’s time for Medicare, for all prices are skyrocketing on both insurance plans and pharmaceuticals. Obviously Medicare for all is the only option. It is the only way to control those costs and keep people from bankrupt because of medical bills or prevent people from rationing their insulin or choosing whether or not they’re going to eat that day or if they’re going to go fill their antibiotics.

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Trump Supporter: Europe is Dying With Free Healthcare!

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