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Moving Forward on Healthcare Reform: Emphasize Cost Control

Now that the Republicans have failed to replace the Affordable Care Act with a poor substitute, it is likely that a bipartisan plan will emerge.  Both sides want changes in the existing structure of the ACA.  240 more words

Jack Heidel

The Need to Put Medicaid on a Budget

The GOP healthcare plan, both the House version and the Senate version, are highly imperfect. Yet they each do one thing which is badly needed. 301 more words

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The Republican-controlled Senate has just released its proposed bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, that is in most respects similar to the two Republican-controlled House proposed bills.  360 more words

Can the GOP Produce on Healthcare?

The House of Representatives, after much struggle, was finally able to pass a healthcare bill, The American Health Care Act.  Now it’s the Senate’s turn to pass its own version and it, too, is turning out to be a struggle. 309 more words

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The GOP Needs to Get Healthcare Right This Time

The Affordable Care Act expands healthcare access in the U.S. but does nothing to control its costs. With its current majorities in Congress as well as holding the presidency, the GOP now owns the healthcare insurance crisis.   250 more words

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How to Improve the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has dramatically expanded access to healthcare in the United States. But it has done nothing to lower the cost of healthcare… 274 more words

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The Oracle of Omaha Speaks

The annual shareholders meeting of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. was held this weekend in Omaha. More than 40,000 people attended.  Yesterday CEO Warren Buffett and vice chairman Charles Munger held a five and one-half hour question and answer session for the attendees. 241 more words

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