Category Archives: Health Care

Opioid Crisis: Trump, Gallant & Reed

The following is a Press Release from congressional candidate Rick Gallant: CORNING, N.Y. – While addressing the media at the clubhouse of his private golf resort, President Trump laid out his solutions for addressing the nationwide opioid epidemic: “We can … Continue reading

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A worthwhile proposal from the Problem Solvers Caucus?

The Problem Solvers Caucus claims: (First) Our plan would stabilize markets by making the cost-sharing payments mandatory and thereby prevent rates from rising sharply. Second, we provide a relief valve to help states deal with the high cost of pre-existing … Continue reading

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Dear Tom

 Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery–Colton Dear Tom, I haven’t written recently. Writing to you has sometimes seemed fruitless. You reply with a form letter if at all. Still, it is good to hear something from you. I am delighted that … Continue reading

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Supply and demand

Obviously another Republican who forgot about the free market system when he went to DC. –Seen on Tom Reed’s facebook page. I don’t understand why a healthcare bill discussion is more focused on insurance company profits than on health care … Continue reading

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How best to fight poverty

Reed said instead of 138 percent of the poverty level, he would set the Medicaid eligibility level at 100 percent and provide tax credits for those between 101 and 138 percent so they could buy health insurance from a private … Continue reading

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AHCA will pass

The Senate bill jettisons standards for care so thoroughly that, under its terms, it isn’t clear what it would even mean to be covered. — Amy Davidson in The New Yorker First, remember that when a senator says he or … Continue reading

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Creating Barriers to Health Care

Creating Barriers to Health Care Tax Credits On Tuesday the House considered H.R. 2581, the Verify First Act. This legislation amends the Affordable Care Act as well as the American Health Care Act, making it harder for people who qualify for health … Continue reading

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