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    The premise of the ACA came from a Republican. When you remove the individual mandate. When you cut the enrollment period in half. When you schedule downtime for two weekends during that already shortened enrollment time, when you cut the PERCENT SABOTAGE!!!
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    http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/3...s-for-too-many

    Republicans succeeded in raising insurance premiums for too many

    Yup, sabotage will do just that. Thanks a Trump!
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    Those need to be very loud talking points in any close district where a republican was pushing to dismantle ACA.
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    This is a new one for me.

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    After 23 years, it still rings true: For every dollar we spend on prescription medication, we spend more than another dollar trying to address problems caused by the medications. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29577766 .

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    Who knew healthcare was so complicated?????

    States defy Trump on ObamaCare

    Blue states are defying the Trump administration in a bid to protect ObamaCare and keep their insurance markets stable.


    Several states, including California and Maryland, are looking to put limits on short-term insurance plans, even as the Trump administration is poised to expand access to them nationwide.

    The states are doing so because they fear the availability of the short-term plans will drive up premium costs for ObamaCare.

    On another front, Vermont and New Jersey have passed state laws that require people to buy health insurance. These individual mandate laws are meant replace the now-repealed federal requirement.

    Advocacy groups and state officials that back the measures say the states are seeking to protect advances made under ObamaCare from attacks by the Trump administration, which sought to repeal and replace the law and, failing that, has tried to chip away at it.

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    https://www.vox.com/science-and-heal...e-stigma-study

    When it comes to combating opioid misuse and addiction, needle exchanges and safe injection sites have decades of evidence behind them. Yet a new study published in Preventive Medicine found that a majority of Americans oppose both — and stigmatizing attitudes toward people with addiction appear to be to blame.

    For the study, researchers conducted a survey of more than 1,000 Americans asking about their attitudes on needle exchanges, safe injection sites, and addiction more broadly. They found that about 39 percent of Americans support needle exchanges, while around 29 percent back safe injection sites.

    The survey also measured respondents’ stigmatizing attitudes toward addiction, putting together a composite of questions — whether they’d be willing to have a person who is using opioids marry into their family or start working closely with them on a job, and their overall feelings of people who use opioids.

    The researchers concluded: “Individuals with higher stigma toward peoplewho use opioids were less likely to support legalization of safe consumption sites … or syringe services programs.”

    Needle exchanges are places where someone can dispose of used syringes, which are used to inject drugs, and obtain sterile syringes. The idea is that although you can’t stop everyone from using drugs, you can at least minimize the harms of drug use. The decades of research into such programs is clear: They combat the spread of bloodborne diseases like hepatitis C and HIV, cut down on the number of needles thrown out in public spaces, and link more people to treatment — all without enabling more drug use.

    Safe injection sites, meanwhile, provide a place for people to use drugs under medical supervision in case anything goes wrong — like, say, an overdose. Drawing on more than a decade of studies, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in 2017 concluded that safe injection sites led to “safer use for clients” and “wider health and public order benefits.” Among those benefits: reductions in risky behavior that can lead to HIV or hepatitis C transmission, drops in drug-related deaths and emergency service call-outs related to overdoses, and greater uptake in drug addiction treatment, including highly effective medications for opioid addiction.
    It's time to drag people into the 21st century even if it has to be with them kicking and screaming. The drug problem in this country is never going to be solved if we continue to insist on outdated and ineffective solutions.

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    The Trump administration believes Obamacare’s preexisting conditions protections are now unconstitutional

    The Trump administration argued in a court brief filed on Thursday that Obamacare’s protections for preexisting conditions should be ruled unconstitutional, opening up another front in the White House’s crusade to roll back the law’s core insurance reforms.

    The brief was filed in a case brought by several conservative states, led by Texas, which argued that because Republicans in Congress repealed Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty in their tax bill, the mandate is now unconstitutional — and so is the rest of the law.

    The lawsuit argued that without an actual monetary fine for not having health insurance, the mandate should be considered illegal under the rationale used by Chief Justice John Roberts to uphold the law in the famous 2012 lawsuit. Roberts had said that Congress could not order people to buy insurance, but that it could impose a tax penalty on them for not having insurance, which allowed the mandate and the rest of the law to stand and take effect. Without the financial penalty, repealed in the tax bill, the Republican-led states argued the requirement to buy insurance cannot legally stand. Because the mandate is so crucial to Obamacare, they argued, the whole law should be found unconstitutional too.
    If the Trump administration’s argument were to prevail, insurers could once again be able to flat-out deny Americans insurance based on their health status. No amount of federal subsidies would protect them. Medicaid expansion would remain, but the private insurance market would no longer guarantee coverage to every American.

    To be clear, the litigation’s success is far from assured. Many legal scholars have long thought the lawsuit, first filed in February, is spurious and that higher courts — up to and including the Supreme Court, which has upheld Obamacare against existential legal threats on several prior occasions — would not take it seriously. Protections against preexisting conditions also remain one of the most popular provisions in the law, suggesting doing away with them might cause severe political backlash.

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    Hmm. Wouldn’t that make the repeal unconstitutional?

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    It's almost as if they don't care about anyone but the wealthy. The rest of us can just die, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlw1980 View Post
    It's almost as if they don't care about anyone but the wealthy. The rest of us can just die, I guess.
    To be fair, we were going to do that anyway. Just not as soon, maybe.

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    For years Republicans said they would protect people with pre-existing conditions. They lied. Instead, the Trump admin is saying it's unconstitutional to stop insurance companies from denying coverage for people who are sick or who have ever been sick.
    Right. They lied. Keep calling it like it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    To be fair, we were going to do that anyway. Just not as soon, maybe.
    True, but so are they. They just don't care how soon it happens for the rest of us, or how much we suffer in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texsahara View Post
    Right. They lied. Keep calling it like it is.
    The Republican party is going to kill more Americans than ISIS or al Qaeda could ever dream of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYMASTER or Ryan_Yankees View Post
    The Republican party is going to kill more Americans than ISIS or al Qaeda could ever dream of.
    I'd guess they already have.
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    https://splinternews.com/medicare-fo...&ICID=ref_fark


    Medicare for all will cost $32T over the next 10 years.


    Current system will cost $49T over the next 10 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    https://splinternews.com/medicare-fo...&ICID=ref_fark


    Medicare for all will cost $32T over the next 10 years.


    Current system will cost $49T over the next 10 years.
    GOP logic - we can’t afford Medicare for all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    https://splinternews.com/medicare-fo...&ICID=ref_fark


    Medicare for all will cost $32T over the next 10 years.


    Current system will cost $49T over the next 10 years.
    Where is the spreadsheet showing the change in GOP donations from insurers, providers, pharma, etc. when all those are either eliminated (insurers) or have their revenue severely restricted? I really want to see it.
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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ob...sts/ar-BBLkd02


    In a shocker to none Trumpcare premiums on the rise due to changes made by our orange overlord
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ob...sts/ar-BBLkd02


    In a shocker to none Trumpcare premiums on the rise due to changes made by our orange overlord
    And before the “but Obamacare” crowd shows, it is going up much faster now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maynerd View Post
    "Marketplace sabotage?" Sounds like the study reached its conclusion first, and then developed data to support it. Of course, the Center for American Progress is as unbiased as Fox News.

    The free market hardly includes a mandate that people purchase a product they don't want, which is what the ACA did with health insurance. So, eliminating that legal mandate is returning the market to a more natural state, where people purchase the insurance they desire. Or not. Now, whether this is a good idea is a completely different discussion. But the elimination of an artificially created demand should never be referred to as market sabotage.
    The ACA created a marketplace. I don't think it was ever touted as a free market solution to the health care crisis. The "natural state" free market was the problem to begin with.

    So yes, the republicans sabotaged that marketplace the ACA artificially created. It was sabotage because they took out a critical piece that allowed it to work AS a market. If they had repealed and replaced with something else, I wouldn't consider it a sabotage, but that word is a perfect descriptor of what they actually did.


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    US healthcare before ACA <<<<<< US healthcare with ACA >>>>> US Healthcare with Trumps’ changes
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlw1980 View Post
    It's almost as if they don't care about anyone but the wealthy. The rest of us can just die, I guess.
    Almost?

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