Republicans aim to revive health care with new amendment

April 26, 2017

… next. The amendment would allow states to seek waivers to weaken several key Obamacare insurance reforms that protect those with pre-existing conditions, including the benefits insurers must cover in their policies and the ban on allowing carriers to charge more based on a person’s health background. …


GOP Rep Tells Mom Her Son On Medicaid Should Just Get A Better Job If He Wants Health Care

April 23, 2017

… the service industry did not provide it. He received coverage through Medicaid when Obamacare expanded the program by offering to pick up almost all of the costs for states that lowered their eligibility thresholds. You can watch their full exchange at the 37-minute mark in the video above. The womans reference to essential benefits alludes to the fact that House Republican leaders at one point tried to win over hardline conservatives by removing federal regulations requiring insurance …


This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

April 20, 2017

… PTSD) or individuals who are looking for people to meet and share experiences on the medicinal side,” Roberts said. Roberts said there is substance to the cannabis community that may be misunderstood. One of the first user profiles established was from a woman who had terminal cancer, who turned to cannabis for pain relief, he said. The womanwanted to share her experiences from dealing with her illness and offer others suggestions on the medicinal benefits of the drug. “That’s …


This Little Detail Could Cause A Government Shutdown

April 19, 2017

Congress in December extended health coverage for retired miners and their widows, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised the Senate would vote to permanently fund it when the next deadline came around. The Senate has enough votes for permanently fixing miner benefits, but the House is a different story. Talk of a 20-month extension instead of a permanent fix is floating around the chamber, according to multiple sources. No one in leadership would confirm it, and the …


Uber drivers just won a major victory in Brazil

April 15, 2017

… contractors, which means they work for Uber but aren’t entitled to employee benefits or protections. That model is key to Uber’s success and the successes of gig economy companies like TaskRabbit and Instacart that also rely on fleets of independent workers. Uber has faced similar cases in the United States, including a major class-action lawsuit in California. DoorDash paid $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the same issue just last week. In Brazil, Uber was ordered to pay the …


Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

March 23, 2017

… later. What is Article 50? What happens next? Brexit: All you need to know What are your questions about the Brexit process? What are the trade options after Brexit? “The evidence shows that the disadvantages of non-membership of the EU and single market have been vastly exaggerated and that the supposed benefits of membership, whether for exports of goods and services, for productivity, for worldwide trade, or for employment, are largely imaginary,” the study said. “The …


The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… Secrists would struggle to find a policy with the comprehensive benefits they require, and even if they could find one, they would not be able to afford it. They would probably end up uninsured, struggling to get medical care they desperately need. This outcome isnt inevitable. There are ways to help the ACAs losers without hurting its winners. But those alternatives would involve different choices and trade-offs than Republicans are considering. Jennifer works part-time for a nonprofit …


Republicans Are Crying About Obamacare Problems They Helped Create

March 18, 2017

better shape Defunding Risk Corridors When Democrats wrote the Affordable Care Act, they understood that insurers might initially have a hard time figuring out where to set prices. Because insurers hadnt sold these kinds of policies (with comprehensive benefits) under these conditions (without exclusions for pre-existing conditions), they didnt have actuarial data on which to base pricing decisions. In order to reassure insurers that might hesitate to enter the markets amid such unknowns, …


A CBO report that conservatives can get behind

March 14, 2017

… @CNNOpinion on Twitter. We welcome your ideas and comments. The Trump administration and congressional Republican leaders will need to balance these benefits against the reality that some moderates cannot be won over without changes to the law designed to boost coverage. That may mean increased funding for the Medicaid program to create an even more gentle transition for states that elected to take the Medicaid expansion, such as Ohio and New Jersey — or more generous tax credits to help …