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  • Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017
    Interview with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler | Democracy Now!, June 23, 2017
    Health experts say, given the shortcomings of both the Affordable Care Act and Republican proposals, now is the time to move forward with a simple Medicare-for-all system, known as single payer.

  • Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017
    By Adam Gaffney, M.D. | The Guardian, June 23 2017
    “Dead on arrival,” some said. That was to be the fate of the House’s Obamacare repeal bill in the Senate. Yet Trumpcare has risen again: on Thursday, the Senate released its Obamacare repeal bill, though its fate is still uncertain.

  • Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    By Adam Gaffney, M.D. | Jacobin, June 20, 2017
    Over the weekend, the Washington Post editorial board took a bold stance: they argued that universal health care with single-payer financing is simply beyond reach. That the Post felt the need to issue the editorial at this particular moment is a testament to single payer’s rising fortunes.

  • Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017
    No surprises. The discussion draft of the Senate repeal and replace legislation reveals that the legislators would reverse some of the beneficial features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which we knew, but the most important measure is the deep reduction in Medicaid funding, allowing them to repeal the tax increases that have paid for the expanded benefits of ACA.
  • Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    Tomorrow the Republicans in the Senate are expected to release their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Although there will likely be some modest detrimental changes recommended for the individual market insurance exchanges, the largest impact will likely be in changes recommended for the Medicaid program. Today’s message explains why that would be a grievous mistake.
  • Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    Prior authorization requirements have always been a pain, and now, according to this poll, they’re getting worse. Not only do they add to our profound administrative waste in health care, they also may interfere with patient care by delaying or even preventing the delivery of appropriate services.