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With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

Tom Price was sworn in as U.S. secretary of health on Friday, putting in place a determined opponent of Obamacare to help President Donald Trump dismantle his predecessor’s law and reshape the nation’s healthcare system. The Senate voted 52-47 earlier on Friday to approve the conservative Georgia Republican, former U.S. lawmaker and orthopedic surgeon to [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

A crappy health care “compromise”: GOP’s new Obamacare “replacement” bill is sure to be wildly unpopular

A crappy health care “compromise”: GOP’s new Obamacare “replacement” bill is sure to be wildly unpopular

The first legislative replacement for the Affordable Care Act of the Trump era has been unveiled, and it seems almost certain that everyone will hate it. The bill, which is sponsored by a handful of Republican senators, tries to accomplish every health care policy goal at once: It tries to preserve (most of) the Affordable [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on A crappy health care “compromise”: GOP’s new Obamacare “replacement” bill is sure to be wildly unpopular

Full text: Donald Trump’s health care executive order on Obamacare

Full text: Donald Trump’s health care executive order on Obamacare

President Donald Trump, hours after assuming the mantle of the White House, made his first executive order, aimed at Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The 45th President of the United States sat at the President’s formal desk in the Oval Office and signed the order, which was described by his Chief of Staff Reince [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Full text: Donald Trump’s health care executive order on Obamacare

Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts

Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts

Shortly after the end of his inaugural parade, President Donald Trump issued his first executive order: instructions for the federal government to dismantle the Affordable Care Act “to the maximum extent permitted by law.” The executive order is a powerful political statement about the health care law, one that directs agencies to “waive, defer, grant [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts

Trump pick Price on Obamacare repeal: ‘Nobody’s interested in pulling the rug out from anybody’

Trump pick Price on Obamacare repeal: ‘Nobody’s interested in pulling the rug out from anybody’

Donald Trump’s pick to run the nation’s health-care department on Wednesday told senators he doesn’t want to replace Obamacare with a Republican health-care system, but “an American health-care system.” Rep. Tom Price, R.-Ga., also said that it is “absolutely imperative that individuals who have coverage should be able to keep coverage,” referring to the number [...]

January 18, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Trump pick Price on Obamacare repeal: ‘Nobody’s interested in pulling the rug out from anybody’

Trump health pick Price defends investments, Obamacare replacement

Trump health pick Price defends investments, Obamacare replacement

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for health secretary defended his personal stock investments and proposals to dismantle Obamacare on Wednesday in response to questioning by a U.S. Senate panel. Representative Tom Price, a Georgia orthopedic surgeon who has been in politics for more than 20 years, was chosen by fellow Republican Trump, who will become president [...]

January 18, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Trump health pick Price defends investments, Obamacare replacement

Obama urges fellow Democrats to fight for Obamacare

Obama urges fellow Democrats to fight for Obamacare

President Barack Obama has urged fellow Democrats to fight for his healthcare bill, as the incoming Trump team vowed to make a repeal of the law a priority. In a two-hour private meeting Mr Obama sought to rally members of his party, as Republicans took their first steps to dismantle his signature bill. Vice President-elect [...]

January 5, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Obama urges fellow Democrats to fight for Obamacare

How AEI’s Improving Health And Health Care Plan Would Repeal And Replace Obamacare

How AEI’s Improving Health And Health Care Plan Would Repeal And Replace Obamacare

This is the third in a series that will briefly examine various plans designed to repeal and replace Obamacare. My first post examined the Patient CARE Act and the second reviewed 2017 Project’s Alternative To Obamacare.  Today I will focus on AEI’s Improving Health And Health Care Plan, developed by a group of scholars affiliated with the American Enterprise Institute [1].  As [...]

December 31, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on How AEI’s Improving Health And Health Care Plan Would Repeal And Replace Obamacare

Paul Ryan’s Plan to Change Medicare Looks A Lot Like Obamacare

Paul Ryan’s Plan to Change Medicare Looks A Lot Like Obamacare

President-elect Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan agree that repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with some other health insurance system is a top priority. But they disagree on whether overhauling Medicare should be part of that plan. Medicare is the government-run health system for people aged 65 and older and the [...]

November 27, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Paul Ryan’s Plan to Change Medicare Looks A Lot Like Obamacare

The Future of Obamacare Looks Bleak

The Future of Obamacare Looks Bleak

Republicans in Congress have been calling for the repeal of Obamacare since it passed in 2010. With control of both houses of Congress and the presidency, they may finally get their chance to undo huge, consequential parts of the health law next year. If they succeed, about 22 million fewer Americans would have health insurance, [...]

November 9, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on The Future of Obamacare Looks Bleak

Health providers may be steering people to Obamacare to get higher reimbursement

Health providers may be steering people to Obamacare to get higher reimbursement

Are health-care providers gaming Obamacare to get more money from insurers? Citing “serious concerns,” federal health regulators say they are investigating whether some health providers — to get higher insurance reimbursements — are steering people into Obamacare plans when those patients are getting or eligible for Medicaid or Medicare benefits. Regulators also said they are [...]

August 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Health providers may be steering people to Obamacare to get higher reimbursement

Exercise may help thwart ovarian cancer

Exercise may help thwart ovarian cancer

Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest. “Women may be overwhelmed with mixed messages about physical activity or exercise recommendations and opt to be inactive because they feel that they cannot meet the recommended amount of physical activity,” said Kirsten [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Exercise may help thwart ovarian cancer