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Senate Scraps Vote on GOP Measure to Repeal Health Law

Republicans once again fell short of the votes needed to repeal and replace Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act.  The Graham-Cassidy proposed legislation had hoped to get the needed 50 votes by the end of this last week in...

Kimmel, not Cassidy, is right on health care, analysts say

When the comedian is more solid on the policy details than the politician, you have to admit things are woefully out of wack.  This was the case this week when Jimmy Kimmel took Senator Bill Cassidy to task for his misleading comments on the proposed repeal and...

Senate GOP tries one last time to repeal Obamacare

Republicans will try one last time, before the simple majority window closes on them at the end of September, to pass some form of Repeal and Replace legislation to remove the Affordable Care Act.  The leadership is whipping members this week for a possible vote on...

Uninsured rate dropped to 8.8 percent last year

The Uninsured rate dropped to 8.8% in 2016, a drop of 900,000 from 2015.  Prior to full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate stood at 13.3%.  While this is good news, there are signs that the uninsured population may swell higher in 2017, as...

Minnesota Finds a Way to Slow Soaring Health Premiums

The state of Minnesota is stabilizing its individual marketplaces and beating national trends through the use of reinsurance of its health risk.  Anyone familiar with self-insurance knows the concept of reinsurance, where upon the high risk is sold off to another...