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  • My Medicaid Expansion Funding Proposal to Enable Broader Health Care Funding Reform

    10/02/2017 11:34:14 AM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 2 replies
    self | 10/02/2017 | Brian Griffin
    Choice 1 - annual deficit method: The PPACA type Medicaid expansion program shall be continued, but with a participating state having to pay a calendar year share after 2021 at a percentage rate of 10 plus 1 for each prior federal fiscal year after 2017 that had a deficit in excess of $400 billion. If fiscal years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 had a deficits of $399 billion, $500 billion, $300 billion, and $401 billion, respectively, the state share would go from 10% to 12%. Choice 2 - increase in national debt method: The PPACA type Medicaid expansion program shall be...
  • Maryland finds Obamacare costs are growing

    08/31/2017 1:15:35 PM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 15 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 29th, 2017 | Meredith Cohn
    “The losses incurred by carriers since the beginning of the Affordable Care Act are unsustainable, and premium increases that are the result of that are also’s critical that folks in D.C. put aside their political differences and fix this thing. Otherwise, it will implode.” Maryland's insurance commissioner
  • My Proposed Subsidy Calculations to Make Murkowski Merry

    07/24/2017 12:45:35 PM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 2 replies
    selg | 7/24/2017 | Brian Griffin
    A person's subsidy would be based on the average monthly premium amounts of the PPACA subsidy silver plans for 2013, 2014, and 2015 for a 50-year in the capital city of the person's state. The average amount would be adjusted for a person's age, CPI inflation and in most cases the effective tax rate paid on the income on the tax return which last claimed the person as an exemption. The maximum monthly subsidy amount for a US citizen shall be: silver_base_amount*age_factor*tax_rate_factor*inflation_factor*budget_factor The silver_base_amount of a state shall be the sum of the monthly premiums of each of the (second)...
  • Let Americans Have Lower-Cost Choices for Health Care Payment Coverage

    07/19/2017 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 33 replies
    self | 07/19/2017 | Brian Griffin
    I would like truly affordable coverage. Put a bill in the hopper: 1. Allowing insurance companies to sell mandatory issue during PPACA open season, lower-cost coverage for a insurer-set number of days (24-hour periods), of at least 5, of hospital care coverage (EMTALA scope, essential newborn congenital surgery, operative tumors, pallitative cancer surgery, fractures of major bones), with a $1,000 hospitalization deductible, with available riders, only mandatory issue and federal law exempt from previous condition restrictions with the purchase of at least five, for coverage: a. up to $1,000 for outpatient/ER insurer-selected, Medicare Part B covered tests with patient Medicare...
  • #IAmAPreexistingCondition highlights health care fears

    05/08/2017 11:50:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 5, 2017 | Mary Brophy Marcus
    People with epilepsy, cancer, depression, diabetes, sexual assault survivors, disabled veterans and mothers and fathers with sick children are among those who've taken to social media using the hashtag #IAmAPreexistingCondition to voice their concerns about the Republican health care bill.More than 150,000 posts with the tag have flooded Twitter over the last day. They're responding to a vote in the House for a Republican health care bill that could put medical benefits out of reach for millions of Americans and, in particular, jeopardize future coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.To health insurance companies, pre-existing conditions include a wide array of different medical issues,...
  • Maryland insurers request 38.5 percent rate increase for individual health plans

    05/05/2017 2:06:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Baltimore Business Journal ^ | May 5, 2017 | Staff
    Four insurance carriers are seeking average rate increases ranging from 9 percent to 150 percent for individual health plans sold in Maryland for 2018. The proposed rate increases average at 38.5 percent and would bring monthly premium prices for a mid-level plan for a 40-year-old Baltimore resident to between $359.25 and $714.95. The proposed rates are subject to review and approval by the Maryland Insurance Administration. The requests come on the same day House Republicans in Congress passed a bill repealing parts of the Affordable Care Act and replacing them with new provisions. Individual plans are for people who aren't...
  • Californians Rally for Single-Payer Health Care System

    02/24/2017 7:57:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 23, 2017 | Eric Scheiner
    KTXL reports that a rally was held in Sacramento, California Wednesday by proponents of a bill that would create a one payer health care system. Participants included health care unions and patients. Dr. Paul Song told KTXL, “If we make the system more efficient by having one payer, we can save billions of billions of dollars a year. Plus, we don’t really need to put any more money in - the money is there.” Bill co-author Senator Toni Atkins of San Diego says Californians shouldn’t have Washington dictate how healthcare is provided to its citizens. She tells KTXL, now that Californians...
  • My Revised Health Care Coverage Proposal

    01/25/2017 1:52:13 PM PST · by Brian Griffin · 6 replies
    Brian Griffin | Brian Griffin
    Be gentle, this is a draft put out for the purposes of: a. letting you find errors and suggest corrections and b. providing Republican lawmakers with a coverage-expanding plan that keeps costs down SUBSIDIES [The Founding Fathers would be astonished at the mere thought of federal health care/product coverage subsidies, but federal patent exclusivity and state law crimping of provider supply and (drug coverage) mandates have made the cost of drugs and medical care very expensive.] Only coverage for US citizens may be subsidized. Drug coverage and healthcare service coverage would have separate subsidies. [Having drug-only coverage plans allows hospital...
  • What Comes After Repeal? How to Fix American Health Care, Part 2

    01/16/2017 8:57:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jim DeMint
    Thursday, I laid out the case for why Obamacare should be repealed, instead of propped up and tinkered on by additional top-down, boardroom thinking. It’s clear that whatever replaces Obamacare must focus on quality and incremental local solutions, not one-size-fits-all government mandates.In this respect, the federal government’s biggest task for replacing Obamacare is to get out of the way and let state policymakers and health care providers innovate.First off, let’s get clear what Americans want: They’d like many choices of affordable health insurance plans that allow them to choose their doctors. They want to buy a plan when they are...
  • The Origin of House of Representatives v. Burwell

    09/25/2016 4:29:40 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 3 replies ^ | 9/23/2016 | Josh Blackman
    In House of Representatives v. Burwell, the House challenged the legality of subsidies the Obama administration paid to insurers. Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled that the House as an institution had standing, and that the payments were made without an appropriation. Currently, the case is on appeal to the D.C. Circuit. While the litigation has had an unexpected success in the courts, its origin was rocky. As I discuss in Chapter 23 of Unraveled, one of the most difficult aspects the case was finding an attorney to take it–or more precisely, an attorney whose law firm would allow him keep the...
  • Hospitals Cutting Jobs While Obama Continues to Throw Away Billions to This Industry

    03/01/2016 6:48:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies ^ | March 1, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama began peddling his national healthcare system. On more than one occasion, he pointed to Canada and the United Kingdom as examples of a workable national healthcare system. When I first heard him point to them, I instantly thought of Rachel, a work acquaintance who lived and worked in the United Kingdom. She was experiencing abdominal pains and having problems eating for months before England’s National Health Service doctors finally diagnosed the problem to be her gall bladder. The doctor said it needed to be removed. However, from the time they wrote the...
  • U.S. top court rejects new challenge to Obamacare

    01/19/2016 7:39:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 19, 2016 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court, which delivered major rulings in 2012 and 2015 preserving President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, on Tuesday declined to take up a new, long-shot challenge to Obamacare brought by an Iowa artist. The court turned away an appeal by Matt Sissel, who had asserted that the 2010 Affordable Care Act violated the U.S. Constitution's requirement that revenue-raising legislation must originate in the House of Representatives, not in the Senate, as the healthcare law did.
  • President Obama Signs Another Bill Repealing Part of His Health Care Law

    10/10/2015 10:30:30 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 13 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Cory Fritz
    The president’s health care law is unworkable, and he knows it. That’s why, on Wednesday, he was forced to sign the PACE Act to protect millions of small business workers from higher costs and coverage disruptions under ObamaCare. Our goal remains to repeal and defund all of ObamaCare – as we’ve voted a number of times to do – and until then we will continue to do everything in our power to protect Americans from the law’s disastrous impact on jobs, the economy, and hard-working families. Since 2011, the president has now signed at least 10 House bills that dismantle,...
  • D.C. Circuit won’t rehear ‘origination clause’ suit against Obamacare

    08/07/2015 9:51:13 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 7, 2015 | Tom Howell Jr.
    A federal appeals court on Friday said it will not reconsider a 2014 ruling that held Obamacare didn’t violate the Constitution’s “origination clause” requiring the House to kickstart revenue-raising bills, despite the law’s tax on people who do not obtain health insurance. The issue split the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, however, and attorneys driving the challenge say they’ll fight on.
  • As King v. Burwell Looms, Florida GOP Congressmen Push Alternatives to Obamacare

    06/20/2015 1:38:27 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | June 19, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule next week on King v. Burwell, two Florida Republicans promoted alternatives to President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law this week. US. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., introduced the “Free Market Health-care Restoration and Coverage Act of 2015” on Thursday which repeals Obama’s heath-care law while keeping subsidies until 2017. "With the King v. Burwell ruling quickly approaching, I introduced legislation that would allow my constituents and Americans across the country to keep their premiums while House Republicans work on a real and permanent solution," Diaz-Balart said.
  • Obama's 'King v. Burwell' Speech Displayed The Very Ideological Fervor That Led Him To Break The Law

    06/18/2015 9:01:41 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 9, 2015 | Michael F. Cannon
    In a case called King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court will soon decide whether it agrees with two lower courts that President Obama is breaking the law by subjecting 57 million employers and individuals to illegal taxes, and spending the illegal proceeds to hide the cost of coverage from 6.5 million enrollees. Today the president delivered a speech designed to cow the Supremes into turning a blind eye to the law. Instead, he offered what for some is the missing piece of the King v. Burwell puzzle. He displayed the very ideological fervor that leads powerful people to break...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Doctors quitting under weight of electronic data requirements

    05/29/2015 11:42:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    GazetteXtra ^ | May 28, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- About a decade ago, a doctor friend was lamenting the increasingly frustrating conditions of clinical practice.
  • Ky hospitals: Obamacare forcing cuts, layoffs

    05/12/2015 7:13:31 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    May 11, 2015 | Laura Ungar
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  • End The Personal Bribes Members Of Congress Are Getting Not To Reopen ObamaCare

    04/24/2015 9:00:42 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Cannon
    The U.S. Constitution vests the legislative, executive, and judicial powers in separate branches of the government that are supposed to police each other. But what if one of those branches violates the law in a manner that personally benefits the members of another branch? That’s what has been happening since the day ObamaCare became law in 2010. For more than five years, the executive branch has been issuing illegal subsidies that personally benefit the most powerful interest group in the nation’s capital: members of Congress and their staffs. When congressional Democrats passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA),...
  • Michael F. Cannon lecture “King v. Burwell: Can the President Rewrite the ACA Without Congress?”

    04/07/2015 12:22:14 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Cato ^ | Mar 30, 2015 | Michael F. Cannon
    Full title: Michael F. Cannon gives a lecture on the topic of, “King v. Burwell: Can the President Rewrite the ACA Without Congress?,” at an event hosted by The Show-Me Institute Video at link