The new rule would extend short-term insurance plans, circumventing key Obamacare requirements such as covering pre-existing conditions. “The key part of Obamacare was creating a unified insurance market where anyone can get insurance regardless of their heath, and this is destroying that,” says economist Dean Baker
Children’s Health Insurance Program Expire Under GOP Tax Bill Nine million children will go without health insurance under the new GOP tax bill says Bill Black, white collar criminologist and former regulator
Dean Baker of CEPR says if people could buy into a public option, it could seriously mitigate the price hikes
As Congress calls for an investigation into the price hikes of EpiPen, Jean Ross of National Nurses United says only a single-payer healthcare system will reign in corporate greed that puts lives at risk
Dr. Steffie Woolhandler: 8 million Americans will be excluded from the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.
Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese: Obama care will not put an end to medical bankruptcies – 80% of people going bankrupt due to healthcare costs had insurance
Bill Black: Slate magazine says that President Obama wants a Grand Bargain on budget cuts he can call his legacy – but it will be a Grand Betrayal that makes the recession worse