Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Ramming health plan into law a mistake

Republicans appear to be making the same wrong move as Democrats did Congress’ proposed alternative to Obamacare would not force anyone off the Oregon Health Plan. Let’s be clear about that. But let’s be equally clear: Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians could lose their health insurance. Source: Ramming health plan into law a mistake – […]
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GOP’s ‘no-health-care’ plan | Editorials/Op-Eds | 

For anyone who doesn’t understand the reasons why Congress still hasn’t kept its (and President Trump’s) promise to overturn the Obama Administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, we have thousands of them right here on the South Coast. Source: GOP’s ‘no-health-care’ plan | Editorials/Op-Eds | theworldlink.com

Walden uses clout to tout Obamacare replacement 

Congressman’s district expands Medicare more than other Republican districts For Rep. Greg Walden, these are heady times. The new chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee helped unveil a new federal health care plan to the nation at a news conference earlier this month. Source: Walden uses clout to tout Obamacare replacement – […]
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ANOTHER VOICE: Fighting for health care that’s not just for the healthy and wealthy

Each year I hold a town hall in every county. During my last town halls, there was a startling trend in the questions I was asked. A man in Gilliam County said that without the Affordable Care Act, he wouldn’t be able to afford treatment for his second cancer, because insurance companies considered his first […]
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OUR VIEW: GOP should learn from Obamacare’s failures

Congress’ proposed alternative to Obamacare would not force anyone off the Oregon Health Plan. Let’s be clear about that. But let’s be equally clear: Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians could lose their health insurance. That contradiction exists because the so-called American Health Care Act is not health-care reform. Source: East Oregonian

Oregon predicts state uninsured rate to triple under GOP health care plan

A new state analysis predicts the Republican health care plan would lead to as many as 465,000 Oregonians losing coverage in the next decade. It would also cut off billions in federal money for Medicaid and other services. The Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act could result in 465,000 fewer Oregonians with health insurance […]
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Our View: Unintended consequences of ‘defunding’

This is not an editorial about whether abortion is right or wrong. It’s about how to have fewer of them. Defunding Planned Parenthood is the wrong way to accomplish that. About half of all Americans believe abortion should be legal in at least some circumstances, 29 percent say it should be legal in all circumstances, […]
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Editorial: Hurdles remain for ‘Trumpcare”

Donald Trump and Republicans unveiled their first serious attempt to reimagine the American health-care system after Obamacare. It has not received a favorable response from some, both conservative and liberal, and its future is in doubt. Obviously, putting forward comprehensive health-care reform is difficult work, and it’s no wonder that the first iteration of the […]
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Officials not yet sure of effects of health proposal in Oregon

Oregon officials aren’t sure how many Oregonians would be affected by the proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, but they are working on a tentative evaluation that is due later this week. Source: Officials not yet sure of effects of health proposal in Oregon | News | Eugene, Oregon

GOP health care plan study again splits Oregon lawmakers

A new Congressional Budget Office study Monday that found 14 million fewer Americans would have health insurance next year under the Republicans’ proposed Obamacare replacement drew an expected party-line reaction among Oregon lawmakers: Democrats said it proved their point about the proposal’s negative impacts, while the lone Republican representative said it was too early to […]
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