Since passage, polls have consistently shown at least 50 percent of voters disapprove of the law. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll revealed that only 41 percent of respondents actually understood the law while 57 percent did not.
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Julie Grabow, an oncologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, recently prescribed an exciting new therapy for a 60-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer — Afinitor made by Novartis. There was a catch, though. Novartis is charging $10,000 per month for the drug
Survey that found that the new health reform law would lead one in three employers to drop worker coverage was poorly done, critics say.
On paper, the Ryan plan saves the government a lot of money, at least in the long run. But upon closer inspection, the savings turn out to be illusory, cruel or some combination of the two.
The Republicans insist they want not just to repeal the Affordable Care Act but also to replace it. But replace it with what, exactly? It’s not an easy question to answer. They’ve have yet to embrace a specific proposal and, rhetorically, they have made contradictory arguments about what they want
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That’s what President Obama should tell Congressional Republicans, says Princeton health economist Uwe E. Reinhardt.
His logic: The GOP would have to come up with its own solutions to the health cost crisis, many of which, he wagers, would look much like parts of the current law.
“I think it would be a healthy thing,” he says.
Comparative effectiveness research provides officials with a mechanism to decide who will receive treatment, which in some cases will mean who lives and who dies.
“To be fair, the Republican argument makes perfect sense if you think like a campaign operative.”
With reference pricing, to charge Medicare extra companies get three years to show that a new, costly treatment is better than the old one.
Health reform targets wasteful spending — that is, instances where either individuals or the government is paying too much for what some part of the health care industry is providing
For those of us who have looked forward to the day when better health care access is provided to each and every person, it’s a great, new day.
Republican proposals will force many people to pay higher premiums, lavish subsidies on the insurance industry and add $100 of billions to the federal debt.
If you pay Social Security taxes, you may not realize that you also have bought the largest life insurance and disability policy most Americans ever own.