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Health insurance news is important to every American, so we have created a comprehensive, tailored daily digest on the topic. This Wiser email is delivered daily and contains the best health insurance articles on the web so that you can stay informed. Health insurance covers the medical and surgical expenses of its customers. It is a business model that spreads the cost of healthcare across a wide group of people and over a long period of time. The health care system in the United States is largely built on this model of private health insurance, although there are also substantial initiatives to provide health coverage for the elderly and others that do not have insurance. The industry is currently dealing with pressures including increased demand, partly fueled by an aging population. New and more expensive treatments and technologies are also putting a strain on prices, as is the increased use of diagnostic testing. Whether you are a healthcare professional, you work in the insurance industry, or you are simply concerned about your own plan, the daily health insurance news email from Wiser is your best source of information.

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Small Businesses Split Over Republican Health Plans
The New York Times • Stacy Cowley
Jimmy Carter Believes U.S. Will Eventually Go to Single-Payer Health System
The Wall Street Journal • Louise Radnofsky
When Health Law Isn’t Enough, the Desperate Line Up at Tents
The New York Times • Trip Gabriel
Senate healthcare bill appears headed for failure
The Hill • Alexander Bolton
Niti Aayog's healthcare PPP needs clarity: Hospitals
The Economic Times of India • Prabha Raghavan
Latest Republican health bill 'a porkfest, a monstrosity', Rand Paul says
The Guardian • Martin Pengelly
Schumer: Democrats were 'namby-pamby'
Politico • Kevin Robillard
'Go North, Young Startup': Silicon Valley Might Be Converging With Sacramento
Forbes • Contributor, Giovanni Rodriguez
Small Business Lobbyists Plot Their Next Moves On Obamacare
Forbes • Contributor, Robb Mandelbaum
As Trumpcare Crumbles, Single-Payer Builds Momentum At State Level
Forbes • Bruce Japsen, Contributor
 
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Small Businesses Split Over Republican Health Plans
The New York TimesStacy Cowley
Small-business owners have been some of the most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act. One trade group fought the overhaul all the way to the Supreme Court. But for many solo entrepreneurs and freelancers, the seeming collapse of the Senate’s efforts...
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Jimmy Carter Believes U.S. Will Eventually Go to Single-Payer Health System
The Wall Street JournalLouise Radnofsky
PLAINS, Ga. — Former President Jimmy Carter said he believed the U.S. would in time adopt a fully government-run health insurance system, or “Medicare for all,” in remarks ahead of his Sunday school class here. “I think eventually we’ll have a single-payer...
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When Health Law Isn’t Enough, the Desperate Line Up at Tents
The New York TimesTrip Gabriel
WISE, Va. — Anthony Marino, 54, reached into his car trunk to show a pair of needle-nosed pliers like the ones he used to yank out a rotting tooth. Shirley Akers, 58, clutched a list of 20 medications she takes, before settling...
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Senate healthcare bill appears headed for failure
The HillAlexander Bolton
Senate Republicans plan to vote this week on revised healthcare reform legislation, but a number of serious problems mean that the chances of getting that bill passed are slim to none. The latest wallop of bad news for Republicans came Friday when...
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Niti Aayog's healthcare PPP needs clarity: Hospitals
The Economic Times of IndiaPrabha Raghavan
NEW DELHI: Niti Aayog’s proposal to rope in private healthcare providers to diagnose and treat certain non-communicable diseases in district government hospitals has received mixed reactions. While most private hospitals see the plan as a comprehensive attempt at constructing a successful public-private...
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Barack Obama, CBS Television Distribution
Latest Republican health bill 'a porkfest, a monstrosity', Rand Paul says
The GuardianMartin Pengelly
Rand Paul, one of the conservative senators who has helped to hold up Republican healthcare reform, on Sunday derided the current Senate bill as a “monstrosity” and a “porkfest” and said he would not vote for it to proceed to debate this...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Schumer: Democrats were 'namby-pamby'
PoliticoKevin Robillard
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday promised a bolder economic message for the Democratic Party, including the potential for single-payer health care. "We were too cautious, we were too namby-pamby," Schumer said on ABC's "This Week." "This is sharp, bold and...
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'Go North, Young Startup': Silicon Valley Might Be Converging With Sacramento
ForbesContributor, Giovanni Rodriguez
In the summer of 2016 -- well before the election -- I got an invitation to speak in the small California central coast town of Santa Maria (south of San Luis Obispo, north of Santa Barbara). The topic: what Santa Maria might...
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Affordable Care Act, Health Care Costs
Small Business Lobbyists Plot Their Next Moves On Obamacare
ForbesContributor, Robb Mandelbaum
It is almost certainly too soon to declare that Democrats won the healthcare war, but it does seem like, for the moment, repeal and replace has fallen, and it can't get up. Despite last-minute presidential cajoling, Republicans appear no closer to the...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
As Trumpcare Crumbles, Single-Payer Builds Momentum At State Level
ForbesBruce Japsen, Contributor
Republicans fear single payer because it has gained unprecedented momentum across the country during state legislative sessions that just ended.
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