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Hospital price disclosure is the law not happening
"Today's episode i wanna talk about hospital pricing. You know this is an area that is the probably the biggest problem in healthcare costs hospitals have conspired to prevent people to comparison shop. And if you look at where. the cost. medical care has skyrocketed in the last twenty years. It's all on the hospitals doctors not at all nurses not at all pharmaceuticals well. They're somewhat a problem but the whole ballgame has been the hospitals and the hospitals have fought every possible. Way doing what they're supposed to do which is give you the ability to comparison shop. They are required by law to allow you to know the price of a procedure based on your individual health care coverage you have insurance or what. It costs if you don't but do you know. An investigation exclusive investigation by the wall. Street journal found that hospitals are using code. Software developers have come up with to hide their pricing. So they're complying with the letter of the law. The pricing is there on the hospital websites but then they use coding to hide the prices. So when you go to comparison shop you can't this is disgusting. People have been fighting about obamacare since. What two thousand nine. twenty ten. Whatever and before obamacare during obamacare. Whatever comes after obamacare. The problem is not how we ensure people. The problem is all on the cost side. And it's all with these hospitals. They conspire against the best interests of our country.
Obamacare enrollment period extended beyond May as new insurance subsidies kick in
"Americans. Now have even more time to sign up for health plans under the affordable care act. President biden had already added a special enrollment period through mid may and with a lot of people still signing up he just extended so now people will have until the fifteenth remember. The aca or obamacare offers some options and possibly some discounts. If you aren't already getting insurance through an employer typically though you only have limited time at the end of each year to change your health insurance plan unless you have a so-called qualifying life event like a recent job lahser change so this second extension through mid august is a big change
Explaining Biden's Tax Plan
"Biden administration agenda. He has several tax proposals, and so there will be increases on income tax, especially for the those making over the middle income range all the way up to the high income earners. He is going to do away with pretax contributions to 41 case. It looks like And make you report all of that on your 10 40 tax return, And then he's going to give you a credit for people making more than the average American that is going to cost you tax because the tax credit is not going to be the same amount that you would have had. Had you been able to this put in the pre tax dollars in the higher tax brackets, Okay? The capital gain. Tax rates are gonna double and he's going to do away with the step up in basis on long term capital gains. That would mean if you inherited a million dollar rental property that your folks bought 30 years ago for 250,000. And it doubled the 500,000 and 15 years and that 500,000 doubled to a million and another 15 years and you inherited and you sell it for a million won under the trump tax. Cuts, you would only have to pay 20% in federal capital gain tax on 100,000 What you sold it for over above what it was worth when you inherited it. Now there is still a surtax for Obamacare. What is it 2.8% of whatever on then you have many states will charge a capital gain tax rate to so many people pay more like 28%, or 30% in capital gains rates between the federal and state. Well. Biden wants to increase that upto ordinary income rates of 39.6% from 20%. So that's almost double. But you do away with the step up in basis. That means if you inherited that million dollar rental property from your folks You're gonna have to pay tax on the entire gain. And at 40%, you're gonna pay 400,000 instead of 20,000 and tax. So these are the things that are taking place and also the estate tax. He's going to take that from about 40% of toe 67% and probably lower the threshold when you start paying that tax. Heaven forbid he doesn't take it down all the way to the million where Hillary Clinton wanted to take it back down to, But many states will tax you on what you leave behind as an inheritance on every dollar over a million bucks, Okay? So folks taxes will likely be going up to cover a lot of these various initiatives that Joe Biden wants to implement. So this is where
'Obamacare' boost easy for some, but others face paperwork
"The new code relief bill signed by the president will bring changes to the affordable Care Act but many subscribers will have to submit new paperwork to get the benefits a summary released by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services says president Biden's obamacare expansion will reduce costs for new customers those already enrolled in the program people who become unemployed this year and it may help many whose incomes were too high to previously qualify for subsidies starting April first under a special enrollment period people who sign up will automatically get the benefit of higher subsidies authorized by Congress with the reduction of about fifty dollars a month per person for the nine million plus already getting subsidies they'll have to log on to health care dot gov after April first to get their discounts or wait until tax time twenty twenty two to claim a bigger tax credits Jackie Quinn Washington
Weekly jobless claims rise less than expected
"Filing for first time jobless claims just last week that on top of the million still out of work and struggling in this pandemic, ABC is Kenneth Martin has more help coming just in time. For people like Antonio Gonzalez in Ohio. We were strolling, but now we feel a lot better. We are happier than help is on the way. The bill also lowers health. Your premiums for people on obamacare and extends help for the airline industry. United Airlines now withdrawing his furlough notices and American Airlines CEO sending the letter to 13,000 employees saying to those who had received notices warning of furloughs, those air happily canceled, you can tear them up. We're getting closer to spring, but Colorado is bracing for a
House approves Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, with no Republican votes
"The House of Representatives has approved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief. Package for those of you keeping track with this bill. Congress has now spent roughly $6 trillion to bail the country out of the havoc caused by the pandemic. And to put that into perspective that is about seven times larger than the stimulus passed back during the great recession of 2009. His latest bill includes a fresh round of $1400 stimulus checks, also a new and expanded child tax credit to rent relief utility relief and more money to help the uninsured by health coverage through obamacare. The bill passed with no support from Republicans, President Biden plans to sign the bill into law on Friday. NPR congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell joins us now, with the latest take Kelsey Hi there so no support from Republicans and tow layout. Republicans say they oppose it because it's not targeted enough. They argue it controlling the virus. They also say it's just we don't need to spend this much because the economy is already on the path to recovery. Do they have a point? What we're talking about here is really a question of two really different ways of viewing the economy and this pandemic. Republicans say that GDP numbers Wall Street All of these things are improving their you know the unemployment rate is falling. And they point of funding for the arts and humanities programs, museums and things like that is not necessarily about the pandemic on the face. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also compared federal spending in this bill to socialism, and he said, it just isn't sustainable. Showers money on special interests. It spends less than 9% on actually defeating the virus. They're really focusing on that money about getting back scenes out. They're reopening schools. That is the core of what Republicans say the money should be spent on and some Republicans said during the debate today on the House floor that sending checks to people is just popular, but they think bull object once they realize how much the government is spending on things that are not directly related to coronavirus relief. Okay, now, how do Democrats respond? All that Democrats? Say that Wall Street gains really just paper over major problems in the economy that are not felt by the vast majority of people. The vast majority of people are not stockholders, and they say This bill is meant to be a big social safety net. It's supposed to have more support for the uninsured. Like you mentioned more support for families with Children, people who are unemployed. People who are homeless and people who are struggling to make rent. You know, unemployment is improving, but the job Liz rate is still nearly double what it was before the pandemic, and the number of long term unemployed people is still up by three million this year, and that's all, according to the official Bureau of Labor Statistics. There's also money in here for institutions like museums that have been shuttered or have seen revenue declines that threatened their ability to reopen one vaccines or just tripped, barred out and distributed and people are going back in, and Democrats say this bill is about the whole system. No, I will note that Americans a lot of Americans seem to be on board with this legislation. Polls show fairly widespread support for it, which is something Democrats like 2.2. Are there potential political downsides here, though, for four Democrats, while Democrats say the Republicans will pay the price for lining up against something that is at this moment so popular House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pointed out that people who will benefit from this bill don't just vote for Democrats. And she says Republicans are voting against something they'll take advantage of later. It's typical that they vote no and take the dough. And this bill has bipartisan support across the country. You hear her? They're speaking through a mask on the house floor. But you know, a lot depends on how this is administered. Will it go out slowly You do. Schools actually reopened. Do bad actors get money? And does he economy actually improve with this infusion of cash, and that's all a
Obamacare sign-ups increase during special enrollment period for COVID-19
"200,000 people signed up for coverage in the first two weeks after President Biden reopened healthcare dot go as part of his coronavirus response. It's a solid start to the three month special enrollment period, and it indicates up hand up demand for health insurance as the cove in 19 pandemic approaches. The one year mark Many people remain unemployed or unable to work as many hours as they did before the outbreak, Health care dog of offers subsidized private health insurance under the Obama era affordable care act, catering mainly to low and moderate income working people.
Solid sign-ups for Biden's new 'Obamacare' coverage offer
"There's news about health care in this pandemic era more than two hundred thousand people signed up for coverage in the first two weeks after president Biden reopen healthcare dot gov as part of his coronavirus response it's a solid start to the three months special enrollment period and it indicates a pent up demand for health insurance as the coded nineteen pandemic approaches the one year mark many people remain unemployed or unable to work as many hours as they did before the outbreak health care dot gov offers subsidized private health insurance under the Obama era affordable Care Act catering mainly to low and moderate income working people I read a fall lay
Obamacare would get a big (and quiet) overhaul in the Covid relief bill
"The covid nineteen relief bill. That passed the house on saturday and is now making its way through. The senate includes an expansion of the affordable care act health care legislation. It would be the first significant expansion of the aca also known as obamacare since it passed in two thousand ten white house correspondent marine groppy reports. This would primarily helped people in two ways. One is for the first time people who are making more than four times. The federal poverty level will become eligible for help paying their premiums so for example if a sixty four year old woman is making fifty thousand dollars. Right now she's not eligible for help but under the law for the next two years she could get subsidies that could make her premium dropped from about thirteen thousand dollars a year to just about five thousand dollars a year. Secondly people who make one hundred and fifty percent of the federal poverty line could get additional subsidy help they already qualify now but the extra help would allow them to buy plans without premiums that have much lower deductibles than what they can afford right. Now there's also incentives in the bill to For the twelve states that have not expanded medicaid under the aca to give them extra money in hopes that they will do so to cover people below poverty in their states who don't currently qualify for medicaid. These changes that are in. The bill are expected to stay in the question for whether they become law is whether the entire bill passes. It's not expect to get much. If any republican support. The democrats need to stay united in order to pass the legislation and get it to president biden's desk and these are provisions that he has promised he has supported and once in there and he's expected to sign the bill into law go relief plan which also includes fourteen hundred dollar checks too many americans and more could enter. Its final stretch on wednesday. Senators may begin. Twenty hours of debate on the measure. That's expected to come to a vote later in the week. Majority leader senator chuck schumer said tuesday. That democrats have sorted through disagreements and now have their eyes set on the deals. Final details senate. Democrats are committed to passing the american rescue plan to crush the virus. Recover our economy and deliver help to americans who need it the most. We're on track to send the american rescue plan to the president's desk before the expiration of the enhanced unemployment benefit which occurs on march fourteenth. I expect a hardy debate. I expect some late nights on the floor. The bill could become law as soon as next week
Obamacare enrollment reopens for Americans needing coverage in pandemic
"News. If you need health insurance, the affordable care Act marketplace is back open for a special enrollment period that runs until May 15th. Florida covering kids and families. Executive director Jody Ray says the covert 19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges for people think so many people who have lost their employer insurance because the economy and job losses and we have certain industries that aren't even functioning like and towards them. For those who sign up in the next month coverage kicks in April 1st Florida leads all states and obamacare enrollment with about 2.1 Million people.
Biden opens 'Obamacare' window for uninsured as COVID rages
"President by sign two executive orders. That were focused on healthcare. He stressed that he wasn't making any new laws or rules. That hadn't been in place before he was just taking things back to how they were before. Trump started messing with obamacare. The i was an order instructing the department of health and human services to start a special enrollment period for people to sign up for the affordable. Care act this takes place on healthcare dot gov and it will run from february fifteenth to may fifteenth. This is so that people who lost their job in lost their health insurance insurance from that job can still sign up for health coverage people have been wanting this for a while. Because oh you know. We're in the middle of a historic health. Crisis in tons of people have lost their jobs and their health care. And i know this might shock you. But the trump administration never did the second health related. Executive order is about the so-called global gag rule also called the mexico city policy. This rule bans any non organization that provides abortion counseling or reversals worldwide. So not even just the us from getting money from the government. Obviously that's what republicans focus on but as we should all know by now places that provide these things don't just to abortions there crucial for providing low-cost healthcare and biden even said that this rule was in quote attack on women's health access end quote republicans. Always say that doing things like this will lower the number of abortions in fact it had the opposite effect and is really not even close a study done just last year which was peer reviewed. Showed that the number of abortions increased by forty percent in countries where this happened where they had organizations that were de funded because of this. That's a huge number. The study concluded that this was probably because the decrease in funding also decrease the ability for these places to provide contraception family planning and other reproductive services in really. That's one of the major sticking points that i have with republicans. They never want to pay for anything but when that lack of funding causes problems. They're the ones who complain the loudest about the problems that they created. They're always like ugh. Why do we have to pay so much for welfare. And it's just always baffling. It's like yeah. I wonder why
Biden’s Health Care Moves
"Making moves to shore up Obamacare story in the affordable Care act and restoring the Medicaid to the way it was before Trump became president, he says, access to affordable health care is critical is the pandemic continues because of
Biden reopening Obamacare enrollment during pandemic
"Ago, President Biden today you signing an executive order to strengthen the Affordable Care act and Medicaid in particular by opening Ah special enrollment period amid the pandemic under the order The Department of Health and Human Services will open a three month enrollment period on healthcare dot gov. That let more Americans sign up for
Biden to reopen 'Obamacare' markets for COVID-19 relief
"Hi my cross your reporting president Biden plans to re open obamacare markets to offer coated nineteen health insurance relief president Joe Biden plans to re open the health care dot gov insurance markets to people needing coverage in the corona virus pandemic two people familiar with the plan tell the Associated Press Biden is expected to sign an executive order Thursday the one Roman period will not go into effect right away instead the White House wants to allow time for the department of health and Human Services to create a marketing campaign and for insurers to prepare for an influx of new customers more than twenty three million people are currently covered through the Obama era health care law Mike Rossio Washington
Interest is lively at deadline for 'Obamacare' sign-ups
"This is expected to be a big sign up day for obamacare in thirty six states state use health care dot gov today is the deadline for coverage that starts January first and a big surge in sign ups could help solidify the standing of obamacare as an improbable survivor of the trump presidency analysts to follow insurance sign ups say interest has increased with the corona virus pandemic ripping the nation and the legal cloud over the affordable Care Act seems to have lifted with the Supreme Court skeptical reaction to the latest attempt by the trump administration to overturn the law in its entirety my camp in Washington
Amazon opens online pharmacy that delivers prescriptions
"Amazon launching an online pharmacy customers will be able to buy prescription medications through a new store on its platform code amazon pharmacy. So now when you're at the doctor you can ask them to send prescriptions to amazon pharmacy. Just like any other retail pharmacy. Like you did before. It accepts quote unquote. Most insurance plans poll amazon launching. An online pharmacy was the points. What could possibly go wrong. There are two aspects of the recode article that used santos marcus that i thought were interesting. One is the fact that a lot of things that we didn't anticipate buying through amazon. Now we do so routinely. So i think that bodes well for prescription drugs being part of that but the other part that concerns me quite a bit is the just the number of knockoffs and how unregulated the amazon marketplace. Seems to be at times mock I would never bet against amazon in anything possible. Hitch in this. Is that the prescription. Drug markets skews toward older consumers. They they're the ones who who need this stuff more and that on average somewhat less comfortable with ecommerce younger people had the a lot of The pandemic learn to deal the e. Oh so that that's favor. But i'd be astonished if this flops blake yet had mark's got it exactly right. It's sort of the logical next step for amazon. Now that the pandemic has gotten older generations. Used to shopping for essentials online so sort of the next step beyond grocery in every other day household essentials and this is the age group that they're going to need if they want this to be successful so i think the time is right. Context on this story is comes about two years after amazon com susan company pill pack for seven hundred million dollars is also made other moves into the health space. Health insurance space amazon. Berkshire hathaway and j. p. morgan chase in twenty. Eighteen launched a joint health care venture code haven. We've yet to see where that's going to go. I'm was prime. Members will of course be able to save money paying for medications generic and off brands without using health insurance which is interesting. that's just chace took hit following the news. Drugstore companies like cvs and drug distributors like cardinal health. This will no doubt as well as vice out of walmart target costco's pharmacy businesses to joe this album praying and sharon tell up the wall street journal noting quote. Most americans still prescriptions at the traditional drugstore. Us prescription drug sales at pharmacies was over three hundred billion dollars in two thousand eighteen coins health research firm. A via nearly four billion prescriptions filled each year in the us in march. Mail order prescriptions. Mail order prescriptions. Were up twenty one percent from the previous giving them a six percent slice of the prescription drug market. Hi shannon lost two years. According to suntrust robinson humphrey. Wasn't there a time not long ago when there were a lot of rumors about amazon getting into not the prescription drug business but healthcare coverage insurance coverage. Am i imagining that. Or i might be the time with the two companies haven joint venture with halfway and j. p. morgan chase. So they got together to basically trying to put together some kind of umbrella coverage for all three companies. And somehow i pulled on everybody's sources provide coverage for all of their employees. I think that might be the thing. Maybe i i guess. I was on the impression that it was more comprehensive than just those companies and that they were basically going to try to roll out like you know obamacare. You know amazon care but yeah whether they were going to roll the roll that out to other companies as some kind of a model yet to be seen but i think with their own folks
Supreme Court appears willing to leave Obamacare in place
"The the the the the Affordable Affordable Affordable Affordable Affordable Care Care Care Care Care Act Act Act Act Act is is is is is now now now now now in in in in in the the the the the hands hands hands hands hands of of of of of the the the the the U. U. U. U. U. S. Supreme Court and comments offered up by justice. Is during arguments yesterday it appears the court it could be tempted to let most of Obama care survive. A ruling, though, is not expected. For months.
Trump begins raising money for his new political action committee
"Pack and Paperwork for the committee was filed with the Federal Election Commission this week. The pack will allow the president to maintain his political influence by raising and distributing money for candidates, along with other political activities. 60% of each contribution to the Trump campaign's election Defense fund will go to to save America Pack while the rest will be split between the Trump campaign and the Republican Party. Greg Clugston, the White House. Another Obamacare case was heard in the Supreme
"obamacare" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Am The little sisters of the poor a group of Catholic nuns who operate nursing homes? We're back to the Supreme Court for a second time. Arguing against the insurance contraception mandate that is part of Obamacare Bill. You've have followed this case in written columns on it for years now. What is the crux of the argument? Here the crux of the argument is that it seems to be a priority for an incredible segment of left to forced these Catholic nuns to distribute contraception remember. This is a rule. This wasn't really a law was included in a law giving hhs discretion and it went to the Supreme Court and they had a partial victory was sent down to lower courts to the Supreme Court. Suspended the fines way. It was an incredible amount of money each day. And there's no way they could have afforded to do it but it really smacks of bad faith of trying to force this down these nuns and not taking The answering the original case remembering the original case justice Scalia died before they rendered a decision so it was not as clear as it will probably be this time where we have a justice gorsuch in there now yet to go through just a little bit more of that history so the affordable care act says that insurance plans generally have to cover women's preventive care which the health and Human Services Department of the Obama Administration said meant all manner of contraception coverage There was an accommodation offered to groups like the little sisters Where they could opt out but the little sisters Are arguing that The opt-out requires their insurance plan. Or someone down the line to offer the same seamless coverage through their plan infrastructure They got to the Supreme Court in two thousand sixteen. But then as you say Justice Scalia had died. I in the court didn't rule on the merits than in two thousand seventeen eighteen. The trump administration expanded some conscience exceptions which Pennsylvania and New Jersey sued to block. So now we're back at the Supreme Court with the substantially the same question. And there's there's lots of arguments here but Kim one of them is based on Riffa. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act which says that if government wants to substantially burden religious exercise it generally has to do so by the least restrictive means. And that's how hobby lobby a similar case. Right and Riffa is very much in keeping with the American respect for Religious Liberty if you go through all kinds of different examples you know we even in times of war the. Us has accommodated pacifists You know there are Amish. Who are exempt from Social Security and the Riffa Act was passed in one thousand nine hundred ninety three with all of this mine And it's essentially authorized. The creation of exemptions to the birth control mandate and the Obama Administration wanted nothing to this. They keep saying that. Well you know you if you can do this or your insurers we've given you as you called it an opt out but as the nuns of pointed out this is not a fixed because it's just. It's a way of offering the little sisters at mechanism to comply with the mandate It's not allowing them to not comply with the mandate and it's forcing them therefore to provide a service that fundamentally is at odds with their religious beliefs so in this case is going to be made based on what we know from Hobby Lobby. One would assume that the majority on the court is going to be very sympathetic. To that argument I listened to the oral arguments. I'll pull out a few notable moments here in paraphrase some things. Because I don't have an a full transcript yet The first being justice GINSBURG So she asked a very long. I guess it wasn't a question. It was a statement and then the chief justice said. Do you want to respond to that to the advocate? But she her argument bill. Is that That these exceptions from the trump administration she says toss to the winds entirely. Congress's instructions that women need and shall have seamless and no cost comprehensive coverage and she was saying that that leaves women to hunt for coverage on their own or try to find another government program and that refer doesn't allow in her view one party to harm another in this way. Yeah I think that's a real stretch Look and second. There is the constitution that protection religious liberty. I think it's just incredible that at this day. We're trying to force none D- fraction of the population. Who Do an incredible job serving the elderly in their homes in the little sisters homes to provide Contraceptives against her will to their employees. It's just it's just crazy you know. The irony is we mentioned refer before river was passed in reaction to justice Scalia's opinion in that payout case where he basically said in a generally applicable law. You know has to apply to everyone and he was not is sympathetic to the religious exemption but I sort of agree with him. I think in wake of hobby lobby and I think also wake. This is a really This is another example of just the bad faith toward religious believers that we see so often from the left not to not to reach a reasonable accommodation as Kim mentioned the accommodations that the Obama Administration for example. If we're just accounting gimmicks right and I don't see why this is so important to them. Yeah you know one other thing that I would add to. That is 'cause I appreciate bill's point about how you know. This is such a small part of the population and things have changed a lot as well in the ten years since Obamacare was passed. Women have the ability to now thanks to planned parenthood on get a prescription online and have contraception delivered to their home. There are different Obamacare exchanges can go and take instead it's easier to get contraception through government plans these days and I always returned to the fact too. That W- was only ten years ago when women were responsible for obtaining their own contraception entirely outside of their insurance plans and and managed to do so quite successfully. I would point out so I mean the argument that this is is somehow a tyranny against women. The other additional joke is that look. The little sisters of the poor have never provided Contra -ception coverage so the argument that someone's going to lose their contraception coverage is simply nonsense and poke lament the advocate. On behalf of the little sisters made that point It was an interesting moment was he was asked by Justice Alito. You know who who would this apply to within your organization that you know of and what he said was that we first of all as you say the this mandate has never been applied to the little sisters because they've been finding it this whole time and he said we've not heard from a single employee who views as the problem You know these people not all of them. They the little sisters higher Open basis so not all of them are Catholic But he said they these people come to work for the little sisters understanding. The mission of the little sisters Again that's that's paraphrase just typing out as they are as they're speaking But it's it's IT'S. It's an interesting challenge to balance some of these these burns at some point so another interesting moment. Bill was just as soda. My are asked assume that Congress says that every insurance has to cover a corona virus vaccine and there is someone who objects to vaccination could. They declined to pay for that policy. And Paul Clementi advocate for little sisters said. No I mean maybe that would be held to be a substantial burden on religion but in the middle of a pandemic may be government could carry that burden. So I mean some of these questions are not quite clear cut although I mean that's a hypothetical that maybe wouldn't come to pass anyway. Yeah absolutely agree again. Look I think the larger issue is on on these kind of things you know the constitution of the larger issues that were supposed to reasonably accommodate people of religious belief and not force them to find. That's behind as Kim said. The refer logic is that you know you might still have the goal that every woman who works for the little sisters should should to have access to contraception should have access to free contraception. But is this the only way to do it to force that to be provided through the sisters? I mean you could set up clinics. There's many different ways I I really think. Well I certainly hope that the Supreme Court on this one is going to finally give a clear resolution to the issue and I would just add to. I read about that sort of my question and found it somewhat absurd. Only in this regard that the situations aren't remotely comparable in that when you're talking about a pandemic and infectious disease. That's very very different than getting pregnant. You don't catch getting pregnant so those are just in my mind. I thought it was a question that that didn't really make the point that she was trying to make. We're talking about the Supreme Court and you're listening to Potomac Watch from the Wall Street Journal robotics artificial intelligence augmented reality. The future is here. Listen to tomorrow today with the Wall Street. 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"obamacare" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Okay. Sarah. We talked about the text judge and the democratic attorneys general who are posing his decision. What are Democrats here in Washington doing for ObamaCare now that they have control of the house on the second day in control of the house on January fourth? They announced that they are going to file paperwork. Also with the fifth circuit to defend the Affordable Care Act in court. It almost feels a little captain plan at eight A may like you have like members of congress, the attorneys generals kind of teaming up to give this legal defense to the Affordable Care Act and do Democrats feel that they owe that to Obama to their voters or do they feel like they have a mandate right now to go in to congress and protect ObamaCare. I mean, ObamaCare is just as much Nancy Pelosi's baby as it is Obama. She shepherded that Bill through the house, and we were many many moments when it was not clear going to pass and she gave this press conference. I remember where. You know, I it was one of those moments where it looked like ObamaCare was not going to become law. And she was saying, you know, we go through the gate. The gates close will go over the fence fences too, high will pull out in that doesn't work. We'll parachute end, but we're going to get healthcare reform passed for the American people for their own personal health and economic security. She was so integral in the law's passage and corralling our caucus. So I'm sure part of it for hers personal that you know, she wants to see this law. That is a big part of her speakership legacy survive. And I think they also feel like they have a mandate. They ran on healthcare. They won on health care that they see the Affordable Care Act as a political asset after years of seeing it as a political obstacle. But what can they really do with the Republican majority in the Senate with the Republican president who definitely has an ax to grind with ObamaCare. If this is just circulating through the course right now, one of the things they could do is, you know, actually. Get rid of the individual mandate. They would just require some bipartisan work around the Affordable Care Act that there is not much of a history of the individual mandate was such a big part of the ACA's passage. What is ObamaCare look like without it? And does it eventually just follow part because the whole argument was that you need the individual mandate to make these markets work. Right. Yes. So the individual mandate everyone spent so much time in twenty ten talking about three legged stools. This is the Elvis thing healthcare nerds talked about and the three legged stool of ObamaCare was that an order to have one leg of the stool, everybody gets health insurance. And a second leg of the stool that people are charged the same prices. No matter what you needed a third leg of your stool, you needed.
"obamacare" Discussed on WLAC
"Strike down. Obamacare by judge read O'Connor. Christian. How did the practice of medicine change for you after the implementation of ObamaCare that's hard to answer? I was in medical school. What do you see? Here is that it was easier. To get coverage, and that physicians had a little bit more control. I say. Before obamacare. A okay, then working before ObamaCare doctors make less money after ObamaCare. I wouldn't know cursing hospitals make less money. I wouldn't know the answer to that. I can I can imagine that they that. They do. I have no I have no evidence of support that or not. So when somebody comes into one of your hospitals. Whether they have insurance or not. When you first see that patient. You don't know that yet? I go out. I I make it a point not to look at that. Right. Not to how my gut on what to do a picture are you allowed to if you want to sure. So to patients come in patient a patient be. They're both the victims of gunshot wounds patient, a has bluecross blueshield, high quality medical care. He pays dearly for it. Patient b has nothing. He's chosen not to. Let's say he's able to but doesn't isn't interested in at one point at what point in the proceedings.
"obamacare" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Obamacare ruling Muller Voces Flynn. I'm Barton Necker. A federal judge in Texas rule. President Obama's Affordable Care Act unconstitutional US district. Judge read O'Connor ruled last year's tax overhaul. Not the constitutional foundation from under the Healthcare Act dubbed by critics as a Macaire supporters of the law. Immediately said they will appeal. Special counsel Robert Muller's team on Friday slammed a suggestion by Michael Flynn's, lawyers and Flynn didn't know lying to the FBI was wrong. More from correspondent, Pamela Brown. The special counsel is pushing back punching back in Michael Flynn's lawyers assertion that the former national security adviser was it appropriately warned about the repercussions of lying to the FBI in this new filing. Mothers team says Flynn chose to lie weeks before the F B. I interviewed him by claiming he did not discuss sanctions with Russian ambassador. Sergei kislyak. California's lawsuit against the Trump administration plan to add a citizenship question to the US census appears headed for trial who has district. Judge Richard Seaborg rejected the administration's request to throw out the lawsuit. He says the state had presented enough evidence to support its thirty to challenge. The plan. Seaborg says there's a dispute over whether the question would affect the final population count. The judge says other. Claims in the lawsuit. Also need to be resolved. A trial is scheduled to start in January. I'm Bill Michaels Wall Street battered on the final trading day of the week correspondent and the Dow Jones industrial average closed down four hundred ninety seven points, and is now in correction territory, the S and P five hundred fell fifty one points, while the NASDAQ plunged one hundred sixty points. All three indexes lost two percent. Australia's prime minister says his government has decided to formally recognize western Roussel as Israel's capital, but won't move. It's as embassy until.
"obamacare" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"They're filters filter by dot com. Okay. Moving on. In what's become a ongoing horrendous bad joke, and this is going to be a heavy Newsday. Folks, I'm sorry. But I'm going to lot to get to hear the Democrats are in an act of political hubris. I have I have not seen in my lifetime. Amazingly a running on this legislative storm this dumpster fire of legislation. This apocalyptic cataclysmic joke of a piece of legislation. Obamacare, Democrats are actually running on this and astonish. I don't get this. I folks I genuinely don't get this. There are some the polls are starting to turn in this disasters favor. I don't get it. I don't get it at all. This thing is a total dumpster fire. Your premiums right now on ObamaCare. I don't what I've done it shows in his are. But your premiums are what they are. And your access is shrinking precisely because of what ObamaCare did this is. A legislative cataclysm. It instituted two things to things that cannot work because it requires the ignoring of the laws of physics and arithmetic to happen. Obamacare instituted community rating and guaranteed issue. Community rating is the price controls by the government, guaranteed issue means they have to issue insurance at anytime. Here's an analogy, and what ObamaCare is this is all you need to know about why ObamaCare doesn't work and.
"obamacare" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"More government insurance, people get insurance. Now along the way, Republican politicians have been fighting this law. With a strategy that has three pillars. And this is important for the midterms. Repeal sabotage or discriminate repeal means eliminate ObamaCare. If you can sabotage means undercut it. And if you can't do that, then they have been trying to get corporations to discriminate against six sick people. A repeal, of course, as the original promise from House Republicans, they voted on that dozens of times Trump ran on it. They held that vote in July, which failed Republicans. Then turn to the sabotage portion, various bills to gut ObamaCare. So it wouldn't work. One Bill would gut the mandate to get health insurance and Republicans voted for that. It was so close that you had to late Senator John McCain, giving it the crucial thumbs-down. He argued that kneecapping part of ObamaCare with no replacement was responsible, and that was sabotage which failed as well at the state level, though not the federal level. Republicans did try other things ObamaCare, not being offered to citizens and fourteen red states that were basically refusing to do Medicaid expansion. Those were efforts at the hindering where the sabotage and that makes this rising number of Americans covered even more striking. Then before we get to the midterms, I wanna show you a final way. Some Republicans have been opposing ObamaCare, trying to gut one of its most popular protections for people who are either sick or might get sick. You may have heard about this preexisting conditions boils down to whether corporations can discriminate against patients this week. The Trump administration has a new effort to make that kind of discrimination easier, and they won't defend that part of ObamaCare in court, but it's not just Trump take Ted Cruz who's campaigning for his life right now. He wanted to gut those positions, those protections a position..
"obamacare" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"It decided to take the mandate down to zero without touching anything else in the Bill. And we would like you to look at that and then decide the congress actually believes and if you read the arguments for this brief for the conservative side here, this is what they say. The congress actually believes that if you take out the individual mandate entirely, the whole Bill has to fall. That would be legislating from the bench in such an insane extravagant grandiose way that it's hard to even know what to say about it. I just want to make one distinction when the original version of this case came about what the basic argument was about was Obamacare's constitutionality. The idea was that if the individual mandate is not constitutional, the individual mandate is in central part of ObamaCare, if it had not been there, congress would have never. Passed it. And so the whole thing to fall, I thought that was a dumb argument to what they're basically arguments restraint for the the laws not constitutional and that they are. You know that there was an intent in congress that if part of it was unconstitutional, they may as well just under the whole thing that congress start over that made again, not a ton of sense, but a lot more sense than congress has made a specific scalpel like incision in the Bill, what that really shows now is that the thing is now that's going to be unconstitutional and despite it having no real difference in effect, we're gonna by taking out the individual mandate as opposed to bringing it to zero. We're going to take down the whole Bill because that's what congress would have really wanted us to do or needed us to do. It's crazy. And it just to me, like in addition to being something we have to take seriously. One thing it shows is that we don't really have to take seriously this idea that conserves don't want the supreme court to legislate from the bench. This is what legislating from the bench looks like, but it's also. I mean for one thing, right? Like it's true that this is legislating from the bench, but also every ruling that every conservative judges made throughout all of American history as legislate from the bench. At a certain point, I think the game of like, aha, it turns out they're not really adhering. These friends was like is a little right?.
"obamacare" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Programs during the george h w bush administration and also served as an advisor to john mccain's two thousand eight presidential campaign she was a contributor to mccain's healthcare plan to the to the strategy and the organization healthcare plan gail will inskeep welcome back to one point nice to be back again now first of all let me let me just ask you guys and both of you can take this question if you like what do you see as the trump vision of healthcare post all of these efforts that are going on now what do you think gail you wanna start what i think the president has in mind is a slow or less low decline in aspects of the affordable care act and the ability which i still call it i preferred rather than obamacare despite your previous commentator i i find it a more neutral term and therefore i prefer it it is less clear what he sees in its place other than being able to offer have offered other types of insurance plans through them players that were not allowed previously the republican party has been less clear about what is preferred alternative has been that along with the lack of any precedent of taking away a benefit once it's been in place for several years clearly predicted the failure of the republican attempts to legislatively eliminate the affordable care act i think what you are seeing though are attempts although my take on both the risk adjustment ruling and what is happening with a navigator payments is different from what you've been hearing with the previous individuals i i hope you'll give me an opportunity to explain why that is although i've been a frequent critic of other aspects of what the administration has or hasn't been doing and healthcare so let's let's let's get john to weigh in here jonathan yeah i mean broadly i would agree with with gail i'd make two points number one we're talking about president trump specifically i would not underestimate the extent to which his vision quote unquote is all about undoing what obama did i mean i think that's a big part of the story here that doesn't some grand vision of what the healthcare system should be like he wants to undo what obama did more broadly i think there is a no if you think about what the idea of the affordable care act is it's to set a sort of standard for health insurance that everybody can get and it's a fairly generous standard you know covering all the essential benefits available to everybody regardless of pre existing condition to do that you have to regulate the insurance industry you have to spend government money which then requires taxes these are not things at the republican party wants to do it would like to pull back on that and restore world as best they could where there's less regulation less government spending there's a spectrum of this obviously and they're more extreme views within the republican party and less extreme views within the republican party the republican party that gale worked for when bush forty yeah forty one was president when john mccain was the candidate i think had much more moderate views i think we now see the rise of i'm were extremely that really just wants to ratchet back to the way the world was before the affordable character you couldn't always get coverage if you had a pre existing condition where you could buy a policy that didn't cover mental health or prescriptions the hard part is these things are popular they can't they don't have the votes to repeal it outright and so we see this bit by bit by bit attack to try to pull the pieces out where they can so they can't kill the law but they can they can weaken it and as a result turned certain parts of the healthcare system into something that looks more like it did before the affordable care act okay this is an opportunity for you to if you can do this in a very compact way just give us a sense of what you think okay let me as a i is a trump administration did not call for the risk adjustments to be changed that was a coordination now we understand that and not only was it not requested they've asked the court to reconsider introduce oh quickly they've put out a rule that would allow twenty nineteen to circumvent the issue that had been raised by the judge i.
"obamacare" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Insurers to participate in these new marketplaces by help in buffer them from the possibility that they would end up with a big pool of patients customers a who need a lot of medical care so it's been kind of a of a trade off in which ensures in a given part of the country given state who don't have many sick patients and therefore their costs aren't very high have to chip into a pool that gives them money to ensure is that have a lot of customers so this has been going on now for several years and for a while now some of the little newer insurers have said that the formula used for this risk adjustment program hasn't been fair has been disadvantaged them so a couple of them sued and last winter two federal judges in two different parts of the country reached opposite rulings one said that the formula was fine that was a ruling of massachusetts and new mexico a judge said no this formula really isn't fair and the department of health and human services can no longer use it but as i understand it amy until that's sorted out excuse me the until that is sorted out some of these insurance companies are going to lose those risk payments but let me ask you about something else the president and the congress did not have the votes to repeal obamacare now this the president is going after a strategy which trips away obamacare how is that playing do think in washington well you know health care is always a highly politicized issue and this year is no different if you remember last summer we were looking at republicans making a lot of noise about trying to get rid of this law that many people in the country don't like and since they failed republicans have been a little quieter about this this year democrats both in response to these things at the administration is doing through its own powers and in the context of the new supreme court nomination of of brett cavanaugh by president trump justice week happened arguing that healthcare is at risk in particular democrats have been taking advantage of the factor try to take advantage of the fact that the idea of preexisting condition protections in other words insurance not being able to discriminate against a customer who's sick is a very popular part of the law so democrats have been talking a lot about that both leading up to the midterm elections it's fall and as they start to try to make a case against brecca avid odds confirmation now we we very much appreciate your sears staying with us and explaining all this too is amy well it's good to talk with you amy gold state with the washington post before we turn to someone directly affected by the decision we're going to just play a little piece of tape alison o'toole she is the ceo of 'em ensure the affordable care act health insurance exchange for minnesota she told msnbc in october that president trump is only hurting consumers and causing confusion when it comes to health care what it is doing is i under cutting market stabilization efforts hindering enrollment in that makes my job tougher in minnesota my job is to make sure as many minnesotans enroll into coverage as possible now we are going to we're going to hear in a little bit for a man who is working with one of these navigator companies navigators as we just heard from amy are those are organizations grassroots organizations which take the opportunity which take the client who is looking for healthcare and try to work through with them which programs that are available will work best for them which ones are most affordable and which ones will handle their particular problems now we want to hear from you on some of this and we're hoping that you will join the conversation i'm linda wertheimer and this is on point.
"obamacare" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"The obamacare mandate being in place so hey look i'm glad people realize that obamacare something they want in please sign of you are in a state that you still can please do because you know insurance is something good to have yeah and mitch mcconnell there actually on npr wit which like we can all trust mitch mcconnell's word we all know that area wiggled regrowth to him but he was saying that he doesn't know about the house but the senate is certainly not gonna make it a priority to repeal healthcare they're moving on it can believe everything that turtle ban says threats fine yeah and i guess the individual mandate being repealed i had sort of assumed that is going to completely torpedo obamacare and trump has said you know we essentially repeal obamacare by by doing that but you know there there are a lot of things to indicate that's not the case like the first year the penalty for not signing up for obamacare uh you know wasn't that high and you know people still signed up and you know there there's just reason to believe that it's not going to totally kill obamacare and there's also the trump administration behind the scenes has been working with states to actually shore up obamacare so it's almost like a thing where he realizes obamacare is the law and it's just because he hates everything having to do with obama because he's a racist monster he chooses to just you know outwardly be like fuck obamacare we repeal it we killed it on the best i'm better than him pee on that bed that he slept in so yeah that that's i guess some good news is that.
"obamacare" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Spends more money if it cuts off the subsidy because i think as we'd listeners overnir a lot of people get premium subsidies on obamacare that help cover a certain percentage of the monthly cost associate with insurance those are going to go up very very high because insurance companies need some other source of income they raise premiums and that subsidies go up along with that cbo estimates a cost one hundred ninety four billion dollars to end to this subsidy it's just like a policy with no unless like the winning like ticket is like making obamacare not work very well which is what trump seems to think it is we it is a policy that leads to the government spending more money to ensure fewer people yeah the only conceivable defence really is that you know there is this federal orders that are out there that says these payments should be made until congress does something but the trump administration like the obama administration before them had been making the payments for the last nine months since they took office it seems very sort of transparently that the only reason trump is doing this now is because congress failed to repeal and replace obamacare and this is a way to sort of to accelerate the decline of the obamacare markets which he's very openly said he wants to do so i know you just wrote a piece about this like what what happens now how much should people like what's the freak out level that appropriate to respond to this news it's really confusing and so i think the most important thing for people to know is that you know nothing is actually changed about the way obamacare works subsidies are still a bail available people who qualify for kosher reductions are still going to get the discounts.
"obamacare" Discussed on WLOB
"The the the rest muslim poll from yesterday says the vast majority republicans and democrats don't have a problem with trump reaching out and working with with democrats they just don't have a problem with it and i think there's a lot of frustration because the republicans and it's not all lemons just a few of them you got the uber gummen up to works i mean you look at the obamacare repeal and replace it was three republicans who gummed up either of those three that had voted the other a and we would have gotten obamacare repeal and replace now i'm not promising you it would've looked like obamacare repeal and replace leg i want it but at least we wouldn't have a we have now i'm not making excuses or compromising i'm just telling you what the deal is we've got obama care still and had they voted the other way we wouldn't have what we've got mel you can say it will be obamacare light but it would be obamacare lightning would be obamacare boy being is it's the republicans who control everything this is not a dance between trump and chucky and nancy this is a dance this is a this is a whole down folks an annan involves chucky and nancy and trump and paul ryan and mitch mcconnell because nothing gets on the floor for a vote without those two dudes and they're trying to act like all or that well you know this they're not seen a whole lot at all everybody's talking about that the republicans are fuming mad guess who not fuming mad ball rhino and biaggi mcconnell so that gives me pause ended up itself that they think this is okay i'm hoping that trump is.
"obamacare" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Other ideas that they've got because they have all these other ideas back in two thousand ten than obama didn't listen to uh uh i think it was something else i i i it's it's actually a combination of things uh but i if he if you're going to say that it was the anti obamacare of a pro obamacare protesters let me ask you do let me ask you in the audience do you think there was a time this is to me interesting question no way i'm going to be able to know your answer but having known that you've asked that means you're gonna be prepared to go farther do you think there was a time where the republican con rush was eager and on board and ready to help move the trump agenda because that's what the story seems to indicate i mean mcconnell's talk in big on december six yes sir reap bob first thing repeal obamacare first thing blunt says yeah we get will get a lot of ideas that we want to throw out there as far as the replacement that we had that obama wasn't interested in simple up or down vote gonna gonna happen first item of business now look it'll get anywhere near it so the question is back on december six was the republican party unified behind trump a word vase this eager ready to go to implement the trump agenda and to repeal obamacare in if they were they in what happened while you ponder that let me hit back to the phones jerian daytona beach i'm glad you waited welcome to the eib network hello we're i thank you very much and.
"obamacare" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"The of obamacare house speaker paul ryan says he may keep his lawmakers in washington during the august recess if the senate passes a bill extending our section is obviously a a an option that were considering i think the majority leader makes him an tentative announcements on that later on the question is what does the senate do lindsey graham the latest sunday as you come to the defense of a former colleague attorney general jeff sessions warns that president trump better not fire sessions or for that matter special counsel robert mulling effort to go after moeller could be the beginning of the end of the trump presidency unless muller did something wrong they ohio state fair is open today but it it's amusement rides remain closed the day after our event and people injured when a thrill ride broke apart throwing people into the air arrives goes really really fascinating doesn't serve on the rock to laugh i heard a girl screen how on earth awesome am asking in to the out at gore chalking with wban nstb israeli prime minister netanyahu calling for the death penalty for a palestinian man who sneaked into a west bank settlement home last week they duly stabbing three israelis netanyahu visiting the family of the victim now's the time has come for the death penalty for terrorists in extreme cases israel's government is put only one other person to death that was not warcriminal adolf eichmann like a 1962 on wall street right now stocks are mixed the dow jones industrial average is up about twenty nine points the nasdaq is down thirty.
"obamacare" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"That is not correct today he supposed to have a bunch of senators to the white house is going to talk to them about these things we'll see if that moves the ball at all but a unless he is actual actively going to use the power that he has to threaten senators who refused to go along with him then he's not doing anything he's not as i said yesterday the only power that trump has over the senators because approval ratings net high is that his approval rating among republicans is still sky high it's still eighty two percent among republicans that means he has the capacity to threaten them with funding cuts his the capacity to threaten them with primary challengers he hasn't on any of those things yet he sort of sitting back and letting it happen and the reason is sitting back and letting it happen is because he thinks that an it's an interesting strategy he thinks that if he just says that he's going to let obamacare fail then all will be well obama care will collapse and then he will be there to pick up the pieces people would lim democrats not republicans this was his selfstated stretch of and he said is openly yesterday and i thank your thorough were agreeing that i've been saying for a long time let obamacare farallon that everybody's going to have to come together and tricks said and with a new plan and a plan the truly good for the people with much lower premiums look much lower cost and much better protection i've been saying that micha vitriol for a long time let obamacare fail it'll be a lot easier and i think were probably in that position where we're just let obamacare frail we're not going to own it i'm not good honored i confirm that the republicans are not could owner will let obamacare fail and then the democrats are gonna come to us and they're going to say how do we fix it out on fix it or how do we come up with a new plan.
"obamacare" Discussed on WLAC
"Repeal and replace obamacare is a disaster from stay said oh vr to 100 percent increase and cooler 100 percent increase in their premiums dr bull three cents a day thank you i agree that had been saying for a long time obamacare salem they're going to have to come together and fix said and jose new plan and that's really good for the people with much lower premiums lower much lower cost and much better protection i've been saying that mike a longterm obamacare fail it'll be a lot easier i think we'll probably in that position what will lead obamacare we're not going to own it on the republicans had on obamacare fail and then the democrats are gonna come to us and they're going to say how do we fix it had anything or how do we come up with a new plan so we'll see what happens there's some of the things going on me but but i am disappointed because for so many years i've been hearing repeal and replace sitting in the oval office right next door hand in hand waiting to say something and not be way and eventual going to get something done and it's going to be very good but obamacare's thing here and it has to be changed we have to go to a plan that were much less expensive plan plan in terms of payments and something will happen and it'll be very good may not be as quick as weird that was not going to be as quick as we hope and i i all i'm saying is the justice in an excuse not now i do give mcconnell mcconnell can't get this dawn i'm sorry mcconnell does need to go if they can't up their urgency in the house them ryan's going to need to go and they're going to have to get people like mark meadows or somebody that has a sense of urgency and a desire to do the job and fulfil the promises that they made so mcconnell response today which by the way is a great plan b and the plan b is we we we've talked about the 2015 bill which everybody voted for now in spite of the way its report it is not a complete repeal and and that's why you know one i would debate rand paul it's different times he said look go back to the.
"obamacare" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"They would go away europe so japan what's your take on mitch mcconnell's latest effort here is this a sort of almost symbolic effort to say to his membership okay you want to repeal here's your chance go on the record but i mean do you think he really thinks that it can be repealed only oh i can really get coq on the rack rate of finality the obamacare debate i mean republicans if it talking about this for seven years and even talking about um actually working on repeal for seven months so um you know this has just been the entire republican agenda since donald trump was sworn in and um mitch mcconnell's going into this vote knowing that he wants folks to be on the record um some some republican they're gonna want to vote now i said that they can go home and say that they opposed taking healthcare away from folks some are going to want to go home and say yes i voted for obamacare repeal but more importantly he needs to bring the obamacare debate to an end and move on to tax reform or you know something else for that republicans can say that they've done something um uh because asif right now you know they talked about obamacare appeal they repealed a lot of obama regulation of thumb era regulations um that they haven't you know they don't have a lot of other things to talk about at home so let's let's listen to a little bit of tape here's president trump yesterday during remarks at the white house when he promised that the senate would make this happen that is repeal and replace obamacare here's what the president.