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New Names in Healthcare Reform

Posted on 03/16/2017

The Affordable Care Act was nicknamed “Obamacare” because the law’s primary champion was former President Obama. But the president wasn’t acting alone when he signed the bill into law. Healthcare reform takes time, effort and energy from a lot of different people, a fact that hasn’t changed since President Trump took office in January. The new president is unafraid to

Impact of ACA Repeal on the Gig Economy

Posted on 03/06/2017

Impact of ACA Repeal on the Gig Economy In 2015, about 10 percent of all workers in the U.S. were self-employed, meaning they worked for themselves as independent contractors, business owners or other occupations. The number of independent workers has declined somewhat since the end of the recession, but millions of people continue to branch out on their own. It’s

Economic Impact of Repealing Obamacare

Posted on 03/06/2017

Newly elected congressional Republicans are ready to take down the Affordable Care Act, but it’s not the first time that Obamacare has risked getting the axe from the country’s legislative branch. The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762) was introduced in January 2016 by Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who’s now slated to be the next secretary of health

President Trump Withdraws Money for Healthcare.gov Ads

Posted on 02/27/2017

In the coming months, you will likely notice a decrease in the number of Healthcare.gov ads. While you might attribute this to the fact that open enrollment ended in January, there may be more to the story. President Trump pulled funding for the ads, a decision that will affect the number of people who sign up for health insurance outside

Examining the Rhetoric of “Repeal and Replace”

Posted on 02/16/2017

Donald Trump and GOP politicians repeatedly promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act while on the campaign trail in 2016. Since the election, however, lawmakers have not proposed a congressional plan to replace Obamacare. Instead, the president, his staff and lawmakers have voiced a number of contradictory ideas about this hot-button issue. The meaning of the very words

The Impact of Trump’s Commission on Vaccine Safety

Posted on 02/01/2017

The idea that President Donald Trump may put a Vaccine Safety Commission together in 2017 has caused much concern in the medical community. Trump is spotlighting a debate regarding the link between childhood vaccines and autism that was thought to be put to rest quite a few years ago. Autism has become a health concern affecting an increasing number of

The Problems with Trump’s Vision of Repeal

Posted on 02/01/2017

Politicians have been trying for decades to fix a fractured and broken American healthcare system, so it should come as no surprise that the new president – a staunch businessman with full backing from the Republican Party – seems determined to put his own spin on healthcare reform. Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act will not be easy. The

Pharma Stock Prices

Posted on 02/01/2017

In the hours after Americans had cast their ballots on November 8, 2016, stocks around the world began to drop at rates that scared political commentators and newscasters. It seemed as if America should have been preparing for the worst. But in the days that followed, stocks climbed back up again, eventually soaring into new heights. In fact, the post-election