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Hospital groups: ACA repeal may cost billions, jobs

http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/hospital-groups-aca-repeal-may-cost-billions-jobs/431786/

http://www.aha.org/content/16/impact-repeal-aca-exec-summary.pdf

http://www.aha.org/content/16/impact-repeal-aca-report.pdf

Members of the Republican party have been attempting to repeal the ACA ever since the healthcare law was implemented in 2010. In the proposed ACA repeal-and-replace plans currently available, such a replacement plan may not come for up to three years, Kahn said. 386 more words

Dental Care and Medicare Beneficiaries: Access Gaps, Cost Burdens, and Policy Options

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/in-the-literature/2016/dec/dental-care-and-medicare-beneficiaries?omnicid=EALERT1137219&mid=henrykotula@yahoo.com

Synopsis

In 2012, more than half of Medicare beneficiaries reported they went without a dental visit in the past 12 months, with lower-income beneficiaries much less likely than higher-income ones to have received dental care. 310 more words

What happens when you don’t price-regulate drugs? Just look at the United States.

http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/11/30/12945756/prescription-drug-prices-explained

Americans aren’t buying lots more drugs. We’re just spending more on the ones we do buy.

There isn’t much evidence that Americans use an inordinately high amount of prescription drugs. 17 more words

When Having Insurance Still Leaves You Dangerously Uncovered

One of the few things that Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton seemed to agree on was that high out-of-pocket spending on health care was a problem. 711 more words

Major changes for Medicaid coming under Trump and the GOP

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/21/news/economy/medicaid-trump/index.html

Donald Trump likely won’t let Medicaid collapse, but he will vastly change the health insurance program for low-income Americans.

Think less federal funding, more state control, fewer participants and higher costs for those in the program. 260 more words

If Republicans Repeal Obamacare, Ryan Has Replacement Blueprint

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/11/21/502612264/if-republicans-repeal-obamacare-ryan-has-replacement-blueprint

Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are vowing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the signature health care overhaul of President Obama. 176 more words