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News Briefing for Monday, May 4

HEALTHCARE: As States Expand Medicaid, Unpaid Hospital Bills Disappear “With more states expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, hospital operators are reporting fewer unpaid medical bills and falling charity and uncompensated care expenses. Under the health law, states have the option to expand Medicaid at little cost to the states. And more are doing so with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock last week signing a bipartisan legislation to expand Medicaid under the health law to more than 70,000 people. This, coupled by an improving economy, is boosting revenues for hospital companies like Community Health Systems (CYH), Tenet Healthc...

News Briefing for Friday, March 27

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “…Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is at or near the top of most early polls among Republicans, likes to boast how he stuck to conservative principles to win statewide office three times in a centrist state. “To win the center, you don’t have to go to the center, you have to lead,” he said last week during a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall. Tea party loyalists are still somewhat wary of Walker, though, because of past positions on immigration and government support for ethanol, a big issue in Iowa, site of the nation’s first caucus. In 2006, he ...

News Briefing for Thursday, December 18, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Tales from Obamacare “My older daughter, who is 28, married with 2 children, Her husband is in optometry school and she works three jobs. They have a bunch of loans and I pay their rent. They have refused to take food stamps or anything else from the government.  They went on the O’care website because their private insurance was going to go from $600 to $1000 per month. They were hoping to get a plan that would allow them to keep their pediatrician and her OB-GYN and thought they would qualify for a subsidy that would make it affordable.  Instead, they were directed to Medicaid. None of her doctors take Medicaid. My daughter ...

News Briefing for Monday, November 24, 2014

HEALTHCARE: ObamaCare 2016: If you like your plan, you’ll love it when we pick a different one “Alternate headline: HHS Decides to Make Plan Choices for the Grubes. In a Friday afternoon filled with document dumps, HHS announced that its controversial auto-enrollment plan would be significantly changed in 2016. This year, enrollees who allowed their plans to auto-renew risked running up big tax bills, thanks to annual recalculation of subsidies and base rates. To solve that problem, HHS wants people to allow the Obama administration to auto-enroll them into the lowest-cost plan in their 2016 tier, regardless of what the coverage or deducti...

News Briefing Friday, November 21, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Enrollment count in federal health care law padded, House panel says “The Obama administration recently inflated Affordable Care Act enrollment statistics by as many as 400,000 people by including stand-alone dental plans in its official count, according to an Oversight House committee investigation. The administration in September said 7.3 million people at the time were enrolled in health plans through the federal health care law's insurance marketplaces. The House investigation, first reported by Bloomberg, found that this number also counted people enrolled in just dental coverage, a change from how previous enrollment figures ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 9/14/14

House/Senate Action: Week of 9/8/14-9/14/14 The House will be in session from Tuesday through Friday of this week, and then break for at least a week. If they succeed in passing a C.R. that the Senate will accept as written, look for the House to recess through the elections, and not come back for their currently planned two-day session the very last two days of September. The Senate will be in session from Monday through Friday of this week, and then take a break for at least a week.   SENATE ACTION ON S.J. RES. 19: Let’s start with the Senate this week, because the best floor action of the week took place in the upper ...

News Briefing for Monday, September 8

Below are some of the news stories that we are reading today. HEALTHCARE: EDITORIAL: A court-packing payoff for Obamacare A U.S. appeals court saves health care law again “Whoever said cheaters never win never met a president with an unrestrained ambition to make big government bigger, and damn the Constitution. Three new judges of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rode to the rescue of Obamacare on Thursday. The judges newly appointed by President Obama and confirmed by Democrats are in the new 7 to 4 majority, which reversed last month’s well-reasoned decision of a three-judge panel that said the ...