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Tom Price

So you’re telling me there’s a chance…

September 18, 2017 – With 13 days to go, I’d say Cassidy-Graham faces an uphill battle. But as we know, American politics sometimes delivers unlikely… Read more

although it may be true that the ACA markets overall are not in a death spiral, there are certainly some states where the situation is precarious, even without further destabilizing action on the part of the Trump Administration.

The ACA isn’t imploding. Is your…

April 18, 2017 – Although the ACA is a federal law that applies in every state, insurance markets are regulated at the state level, and markets vary… Read more

House GOP misleads with meme on health…

March 17, 2017 – Here's a rundown of the five claims the Republicans made in their meme, and an explanation on how some of us outside the House GOP caucus… Read more

Democrats in Congress should consider pushing for a vetting of the Cassidy-Collins bill if only to keep Republicans from signing on to a swift gutting of ACA funding via budget reconciliation.

I was spanked by a Nun on the Bus

February 23, 2017 – Democrats in Congress should consider pushing for a vetting of the Cassidy-Collins bill if only to keep Republicans from signing on to a… Read more

But to get a sense of how congressional representatives are responding to their constituents' calls about the Affordable Care Act, whether callers reached a real person and whether they felt their concerns were heard, I reached out, via social media, to a handful of folks who contacted their representatives asking them to preserve the Affordable Care Act.

You’re protesting ACA repeal. Is…

February 15, 2017 – To get a sense of how congressional representatives are responding to their constituents' calls about the Affordable Care Act, whether… Read more

The Kaiser Family Foundation is out with a report that highlights the extent to which the ACA's current beneficiaries – most of whom are in the lower third of the country's income distribution – would be left out in the cold by repeal.

The sickest states are the poorest…

December 15, 2016 – The states most vulnerable to medical underwriting happen to be most in need of the Affordable Care Act's income-adjusted… Read more

As a standalone replacement for the ACA, Tom Price's plan would render coverage unaffordable for the vast majority of the 20-plus million people who have gained insurance through the ACA.

A (Tom) Price cut for subsidized…

December 14, 2016 – As a standalone replacement for the ACA, Tom Price's plan would render coverage unaffordable for the vast majority of the 20-plus million… Read more

To imagine that HSA-centric legislation is going to create a seismic shift in Americans' ability and willingness to save money is ivory-tower thinking, especially if it's not combined with measures to ensure that everyone can earn a living wage.

The health savings accounts Tom Price…

December 3, 2016 – To imagine that HSA-centric legislation is going to create a seismic shift in Americans' ability and willingness to save money is… Read more

Obamacare repeal vote 40

Lordy, Lordy. Obamacare Repeal Vote 40

August 2, 2013 – Folks, there's not a snowball's chance that the creatively named "Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013" will get anywhere close to… Read more