affordable care act

A tax Reform Disguised as Health Care Law

 06/21/2017 - 18:25
Mitch McConnell
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Instead of working with Democrats in a bipartisan way to improve our current health care system, Republicans passed a bill that would allow insurers to bring back discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
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[OP-ED] Bob Casey - US Senator for Pennsylvania
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Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R), with colleagues from Wyoming John Barrasso (left) and from Texas John Cornyn (right), talk about the American Health Care Act (AHCA) during a press conference in Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

[OP-ED]: Una Reforma Fiscal Disfrazada de Ley de Salud

 06/21/2017 - 18:17
Mitch McConnell
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En lugar de trabajar de manera bipartidista con los demócratas para mejorar nuestro sistema salud actual, los republicanos han aprobado una propuesta de ley que permitirá que las aseguradoras regresen a sus prácticas discriminatorias de antes contra las personas con condiciones preexistentes. 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Bob Casey - Senador
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El líder de la mayoría del Senado, el republicano Mitch McConnell (c), habla acompañado de los senadores republicanos, de Wyoming John Barrasso (i) y de Texas John Cornyn (d), sobre un proyecto de ley de salud elaborado por los republicanos durante una conferencia de prensa el pasado martes en Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

Republican healthcare plan will cost 23 million people their coverage, CBO says

 05/25/2017 - 03:55
Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaking to the media, in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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The healthcare reform proposed by President Donald Trump to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare, and which was narrowly approved by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, would leave 23 million people without healthcare coverage over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:45am
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Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaking to the media, in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Obama urges political courage to save health bill

 05/08/2017 - 05:35
Former US President Barack Obama speaks after being presented the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 07 May 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) approved by Obama in 2010, was, despite its failures, his greatest national political achievement which provided health insurance to tens of millions of people and saved as many millions of families who almost fell into bankruptcy because one of their family members were sick.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:30am
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Former US President Barack Obama speaks after being presented the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 07 May 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

Los Republicanos de la Cámara dan el primer paso para derogar Obamacare

 05/05/2017 - 16:11
Manifestación por Obamacare. Foto cortesía de Creative Commons.

"Impeach the Freak": Bitter welcome for Trump on return to New York

 05/05/2017 - 03:08
Trump protesters hold up a banner in front of the USS Intrepid where later this evening President Trump will attend a dinner with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia, in New York, New York, USA, 05 May 2017. EPA/PETER FOLEY
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The President of the United States returned to New York on Thursday for the first time since taking office in the White House on Jan. 20, although several protests were awaiting him in the city where he was born. In NY, he met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and praised Australia's universal public health system.

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 3:00am
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Trump protesters hold up a banner in front of the USS Intrepid where later this evening President Trump will attend a dinner with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia, in New York, New York, USA, 05 May 2017. EPA/PETER FOLEY

Jimmy Kimmel da en el clavo y habla sobre la realidad de la salud pública nacional.

 05/03/2017 - 10:41
El cómico Jimmy Kimmel(i) y su mujer, Molly McNearney, posan a su llegada a la tradicional fiesta de Vanity Fair tras la 89 edición de los Óscar en Beverly Hills, California (Estados Unidos) el 26 de febrero de 2017. EFE/Nina Prommer

El presentador del programa nocturno de la ABC vivió en carne propia la realidad que enfrentan muchos ciudadanos al acceder a los servicios de salud.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:45am
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El cómico Jimmy Kimmel(i) y su mujer, Molly McNearney, posan a su llegada a la tradicional fiesta de Vanity Fair tras la 89 edición de los Óscar en Beverly Hills, California (Estados Unidos) el 26 de febrero de 2017. EFE/Nina Prommer

Trump pushes Obamacare repeal as law's popularity improves

 04/28/2017 - 04:42
Trump at the Oval Office on Thrusday, April 27, 2017. Photo: EFE/Olivier Douliery *POOL

Congress needs to pass a spending bill by Friday night to keep the government running—and if the GOP tries to repeal Obamacare first, Democrats might force a shutdown.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:00am
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Trump at the Oval Office on Thrusday, April 27, 2017. Photo: EFE/Olivier Douliery *POOL

[OP-ED]: Trump’s stock boom -- illusion or reality?

 04/25/2017 - 10:10
Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE
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The last thing President Trump now needs is for the stock market to go south on him. After all, he’s got worries aplenty: abroad, North Korea, Syria, Russia and Brexit; at home, the stalled effort to repeal Obamacare; and uncertainty surrounding “tax reform.” Compared with this tapestry of troubles, the stock market has been a splendid blessing.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:30am
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Robert J. Samuelson
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Stock valuations are tricky. With hindsight, the market can stay above or below levels reflecting economic fundamentals for long stretches. Whatever the case today, stocks are nowhere near the absurd heights of the “tech bubble” at the turn of the century. EFE

[OP-ED]: America’s parliamentary disaster

 04/07/2017 - 12:29
For decades, the United States governed itself by a system that favored centrist consensus -- not always wise, to be sure -- whereas our invisible parliamentary system does just the opposite. It empowers the fringes and weakens the center. True, most of our major social and political conflicts have independent origins. But parliamentary politics is making them worse.
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America’s Congress is quietly becoming a European-style parliament -- and the transformation isn’t for the good. Congress is fanning, not defusing, conflict. 

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Robert J. Samuelson
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For decades, the United States governed itself by a system that favored centrist consensus -- not always wise, to be sure -- whereas our invisible parliamentary system does just the opposite. It empowers the fringes and weakens the center. True, most of our major social and political conflicts have independent origins. But parliamentary politics is making them worse.