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States Attacking ACA Would Suffer Most If Shield On Preexisting Conditions Were Axed

By Harriet Rowan, Kaiser Health News Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  If the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting medical conditions are struck down i... Read more

Medicaid covers nearly 104 million medical visits, but that may soon change

by JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  EVERETT, Wash. — Unable to walk or talk, barely able to see or hear, 5-year-old Maddie Holt waits in her ... Read more

Older Americans Hit by Senate Republicans’ Sneak Attack

Repeal of Individual Mandate will cause Health Premiums to Rise for People Age 50-64 Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, made the following statement on the Senate Finance Committee tax bill released last night, which included the repeal ... Read more

House Tax Bill Has Low-Income Seniors Subsidizing the Top 1%

Retirees are Already Calling Capitol Hill Switchboard to Protest The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding today’s rollout of the GOP tax bill by the House Committee on Ways and Means. “Th... Read more

House Approves Draconian Budget

Will Lead to Massive Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding today’s vote on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution. “The budget passed today is a disaster fo... Read more

KHN – Analysis: As Seniors Get Sicker, They’re More Likely To Drop Medicare Advantage Plans

By Fred Schulte Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. When Sol Shipotow enrolled in a new Medicare Advantage health plan earlier this year, he expected to keep the doctor who treats hi... Read more