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Senate leaves older Americans hanging on health care

Older Americans are still waiting to hear how Senate Republicans will make health insurance more affordable for them. The House GOP plan to repeal Obamacare would send premiums soaring for many folks in their 50s and early 60s, while reducing the tax ... read more

AARP calls on lawmakers to reject 'harmful' Senate healthcare bill

"AARP is adamantly opposed to the Age Tax, which would allow insurance companies to charge older Americans ... care deeply about their health care and have told us repeatedly that they want to know where their elected officials stand. We strongly urge the ... read more

How the Senate's health care plan compares to House bill, Obamacare

Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans ... who believe health care is a right will see it as a step back. How the Senate bill compares to the ... read more

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The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

As I got older, the holiday pomp of patriotic luncheons and bridge ... have shorter commutes, receive higher-quality health care, and, when circumstances require, serve time in better prisons. We also have more friends—the kind of friends who will ... read more

Ron Johnson moves toward 'yes' on Senate health care bill

Ron Johnson has moved closer toward supporting the Senate Republican ... and healthy Americans — stripped-down health insurance plans that don’t meet coverage requirements established by former President Barack Obama’s health care law, also known ... read more

Health insurance protections could be at risk in legal challenge by Nebraska, 19 other states

Today, the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from discriminating on the basis of pre-existing conditions and limits what they can charge older or sicker ... a conversation about health care policy that works for Americans, Congress should be looking ... read more

Nevada governor vetoes Medicaid-for-all plan

The bill called for the state to create the Nevada Care Plan, which would have been separate ... Medicaid pays lower rates to doctors, hospitals and other providers. Related: Senate leaves older Americans hanging Sandoval is one of the few Republican ... read more

Retirees Plea to Congress: Vote on Employee Benefits Protection

As the number of uninsured Americans continues to rise and health care costs escalate, retirees from across the nation participated in retiree advocacy organization ProtectSeniors.Org's annual Virtual Advocacy Week, demanding that Congress fix the broken ... read more

Canada's health care lessons for U.S.: more equity, efficiency

These philosophical differences are worth keeping in mind as the U.S. Senate ... which leaves many Americans uninsured or under-insured, resulting in greater use of emergency services and untreated chronic conditions. Lesson 4: Ration health care based ... read more

Nelson, Rubio react to Republican Senate health care bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after announcing ... it also allows insurance companies to hike rates for older Americans.” “Fixing our nation’s health care system shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” Nelson said. read more

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