How Medicare’s Private Plans Surpass the Traditional Program

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by Dr. Kevin Pham and Robert E. Moffit   Medicare Advantage, a system of competing private health plans, is surpassing the traditional Medicare fee-for-service program in delivering high quality, cost-effective medical care for senior and disabled citizens. The prominent research firm Avalere recently published a major study showing that Medicare Advantage generally outperformed traditional Medicare. This was especially so in caring for the most challenging patients who…

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Feds Freeze ‘Obamacare’ Payments; Premiums Likely to Rise

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The Trump administration said Saturday it’s freezing payments under an “Obamacare” program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. In a weekend announcement, the Centers for Medicare…

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais Supports Trump’s Healthcare Announcement

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Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., an advocate of patient-centered health care, who has voted to repeal Obamacare and replace it with free-market reforms that would lower insurance costs and increase consumers’ choice of plans, released the following statement in support of the Trump Administration’s announcement yesterday of a new rule allowing…

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HHS: Obamacare ‘Benchmark’ Rates Up 37 Percent, Choices Dwindle

Premiums for Obamacare’s “benchmark” plans will rise by 37 percent and choices will dwindle in 2018, with eight full states having just one insurer to choose from, the Trump administration said Monday in a report detailing the federal marketplace known as HealthCare.gov. However, the average tax credit that many consumers…

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Commentary: The Scandalous Truth About Obamacare Is Laid Bare

by Jeffery A. Tucker   It’s not just that Obamacare is financially unsustainable. More seriously, it is intellectually unsustainable, even though this truth has been slow to emerge. This has come to an end with President Trump’s executive order. What does it do? It cuts subsidies to failing providers, yes.…

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President Trump: ‘There Is No Such Thing As Obamacare Anymore’

President Donald Trump said Monday that Obamacare is no longer the law of the land in the U.S. health care system. “There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore,” the president said in a cabinet meeting Monday, Bloomberg’s Jennifer Epstein tweeted. The president’s comments come one week after his administration…

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Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Senator: We’ll Get the Votes for Obamacare Repeal Bill

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he thinks the votes will be there to pass Obamacare repeal legislation he’s introduced with Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, saying they’re trying to devolve money and power out of Washington and return it to the states. “I think we’re going to get the votes,” the…

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