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How an Obamacare repeal could affect employer-based coverage

by Brooke Jarchow Two weeks ago, Republicans unveiled their first draft of a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, called American Health Care Act.  While there is still no confirmation of how much the replacement plan could cost, its proposed changes could leave millions without health insurance. Those who get health insurance through the open […]

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How would the American Health Care Act be different from Obamacare?

by Lauren Mandel After months of anticipation, Republicans finally released their proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act last night, something they’re officially calling the American Health Care Act. But how exactly does the new American Health Care Act differ from the Affordable Care Act? We’re outlining a few key facts you should know about […]

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Top unanswered questions regarding an Obamacare repeal

by Brooke Jarchow Uncertainty continues to linger over the Trump administration’s notion to repeal and replace Obamacare. President Trump, newly-confirmed health secretary Tom Price, and others are still divided when it comes to how to pay for a replacement plan, how much of Obamacare to repeal, and other important details. It’s clear that before moving forward […]

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The majority of physicians support the Affordable Care Act

by Brooke Jarchow With over 20 million people at risk to lose health insurance coverage should the Affordable Care Act be repealed by the Trump administration, we turn to primary care physicians to hear their views on the Affordable Care Act and the potential repeal of the law. The views of primary care physicians are […]

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How the recent Humana news could affect your Obamacare coverage

by Lauren Mandel Over the past few months, there have been quite a few announcements concerning the future of Obamacare. Yesterday, there was yet another one: Humana announced that it will no longer offer individual health coverage under the Affordable Care Act starting in 2018. If you saw this news, you may be wondering what this information means […]

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Obamacare and mental health coverage share an uncertain future

by Brooke Jarchow Tomorrow, President-elect Donald Trump will take office as the next President of the United States. The President-elect made a list of promises for his first 100 days in office, including a promise to “immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare“. Despite revealing few details of a replacement plan so far, Trump has also […]

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What last night’s Senate vote could mean for women’s health care

by Lauren Mandel In a matter of days, President-elect Donald Trump will take office as the next President of the United States. But he’s not waiting until he takes office to influence certain change. Just last night, the Senate voted to begin breaking apart the Affordable Care Act, and although we’ve mentioned in the past that the […]

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6 Tweets that illustrate potential risks of repealing Obamacare

by Lauren Mandel While much about the future of Obamacare is still unknown, President-elect Donald Trump and the Republicans have continued to make one thing clear: the health law will be repealed or drastically changed. But after the election and Trump’s announcements about Obamacare, some Americans have come out in support of the health law and […]

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What we know so far about Trump, Republicans, and the future of Obamacare

by Lauren Mandel Over the past year – and now, over the past few days – President-elect Donald Trump has made his intentions concerning Obamacare relatively clear. However, the Republicans do not hold the necessary 60 seats in the Senate for a full repeal of the health law, so while that is unlikely, changes are sure to […]

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How can we end the opioid epidemic?

by Catherine Tims Philip Seymour Hoffman, known for the title role in the film Capote, was an esteemed, Academy Award-winning actor. Loved by fans, praised by critics, and respected by his peers, he’ll be forever considered an icon of his generation of actors. Unfortunately, he may also be remembered for his untimely death as a result of […]

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