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Republicans face demands for town halls during congressional recess
Arizona Republic • The Republic, Azcentral.Com
Leaked House GOP plan to replace Obamacare draws immediate fire
Philadelphia Inquirer • Rob Tornoe
A Dose of Truth: You're Probably Expecting Too Much of Social Security
Fool.com: The Motley Fool • Sean Williams
A Look At Republican Intentions? Diving Into The Leaked ACA Replacement Bill
Health Affairs • Timothy Jost
Six Quick Observations On The Leaked Draft Republican Repeal And Replace Plan
Forbes • Contributor, Seth Chandler
7 Facts You Didn't Know About Medicare
Fool.com: The Motley Fool • Selena Maranjian
22 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Retirement
Fool.com: The Motley Fool • Selena Maranjian
Medicare proposals worry seniors
Honolulu Star Advertiser • Kristen Consillio
Air Methods: A Non-Sustainable Business With 43% Downside
Seeking Alpha • Greengator
Governors concerned about phasing out expansion funds
Register Herald - news • Kery Murakami Cnhi Washington Reporter
 
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Republicans face demands for town halls during congressional recess
Arizona RepublicThe Republic, Azcentral.Com
This week, the first full week of recess for the current Congress, brought the issue of town halls into sharper focus. For John Mihalka, the issues begin with the Affordable Care Act. Carla Meeske says she's alarmed by environmental policies. And Dr....
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
Leaked House GOP plan to replace Obamacare draws immediate fire
Philadelphia InquirerRob Tornoe
WASHINGTON - A leaked draft of the House Republican legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act is drawing strong criticism from health care advocates and Democrats who say the proposal will irrevocably weaken the nation’s health care system. The draft, first reported...
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AARP, Aging
A Dose of Truth: You're Probably Expecting Too Much of Social Security
Fool.com: The Motley FoolSean Williams
By and large, Social Security is America's most important social program for seniors. The Urban Institute estimates that a single male with average earnings turning 65 in 2015 would receive $294,000 over his lifetime from Social Security. By comparison, while still very...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
A Look At Republican Intentions? Diving Into The Leaked ACA Replacement Bill
Health AffairsTimothy Jost
On February 24, 2017, a draft House reconciliation bill was leaked to the media. Although I have not seen any claims that it is not authentic, it is dated February 10 and may not be the most recent draft. I have also...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Six Quick Observations On The Leaked Draft Republican Repeal And Replace Plan
ForbesContributor, Seth Chandler
There's been another leak. This time it's an apparent draft of a Republican Repeal and (sort of) Replace plan for Obamacare. Some of it is good and actually courageous. Critical parts of this draft, however, appear to show irresponsible thinking. For a...
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Elder Care & Nursing Homes, Health Insurance
7 Facts You Didn't Know About Medicare
Fool.com: The Motley FoolSelena Maranjian
With a new administration in Washington intent on shaking things up, reducing federal spending, and transforming or eradicating various programs and agencies, the future of Medicare is very much in question. It's worth learning more about Medicare because if you're not using...
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Aging, Medicaid
22 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Retirement
Fool.com: The Motley FoolSelena Maranjian
"Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese." -- Attributed to Gene Perret Learning to get along with less cheese in retirement isn't fun for most people. You can...
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Medicare, U.S. Congress
Medicare proposals worry seniors
Honolulu Star AdvertiserKristen Consillio
Under the ACA, insurers can charge older Americans three times more than younger people for the same policy. Congress is considering legislation to allow health plans to charge 50- to 64-year-olds as much as five times more for health coverage. Read More...
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Accounting, Health Care Industry
Air Methods: A Non-Sustainable Business With 43% Downside
Seeking AlphaGreengator
Summary With no organic growth, AIRM's business model is dependent upon raising prices. It has raised the average community-based transport bill from $18,400 in 2010 to $52,000 in 2016. Payors are now pushing back against bills. AIRM facing difficulty collecting on higher...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
Governors concerned about phasing out expansion funds
Register Herald - newsKery Murakami Cnhi Washington Reporter
WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid health care for millions of low-income Americans has congressional Republicans who want to get rid of the costly provision in a quandary with the nation’s governors. GOP House leaders report they’re working on...
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