Health care (page 8)

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    Obamacare enrollment update

    Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner details the latest developments in Affordable Care Act rules as open enrollment begins again. Obamacare’s sixth open enrollment begins Thursday, with a slew of new regulations and changes for customers to navigate as they shop for health plans. The healthcare law, formally…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2018
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    Increasing healthcare options is a good thing

    One of the most noticeable results of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was that it severely limited choices for those who buy insurance through the individual market. For the most part, it limited the ability of insurers to offer plans with different benefits. Many who purchase their insurance…
    Jordan Roberts, October 30, 2018
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    Trump Administration Offers States More Health Care Control

    JLF’s Jordan Roberts writes that the Trump administration has taken some steps to expand the options for individuals shopping in the individual market for health insurance. The lesson to take from the failures of the ACA is that centralized control of the health care industry leads to unintended consequences. The…
    Anna Manning, October 30, 2018
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    GOP backs away from highlighting Obamacare losers

    Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner highlights a change in Republican strategy involving the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have abandoned their strategy of elevating people hurt by Obamacare as the midterm election pressure has increased. Gone from the airwaves are personal anecdotes from those President Trump once dubbed…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2018
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    Making Obamacare optional

    Ryan Ellis of the Washington Examiner analyzes the impact of Trump administration policies on the Affordable Care Act‘s restrictions. Ever since efforts to legislatively repeal Obamacare ended ignominiously with a “thumbs down” from the late Sen. John McCain on the Senate floor, the Trump administration has been hard…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2018
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    Physical health is not the only part of an individual’s overall health. Nor is community health a measure of the overall physical healthiness of a community. Social science research has revealed that a person’s overall health is a combination of many different factors. Often referred to as “social determinants of…
    Jordan Roberts, October 26, 2018
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    Historian offers useful background information about American health insurance

    John Steele Gordon explains in a recent edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis how the history of American medical insurance has helped lead to present-day challenges. The original hospital insurance also contained the seeds of two other major economic dislocations, unnoticed in the beginning, that have come to loom…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2018
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    State gets waiver from D.C. to implement Medicaid managed care

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports: North Carolina has received federal approval to transition to a cost-saving, whole-health Medicaid managed care system that will take the state out of the day-to-day management of the government insurance program for the elderly, disabled, and poor. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…
    Anna Manning, October 25, 2018