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CVS plans to buy Aetna for $69 billion, reports say

CVS plans to buy Aetna for $69 billion, reports say

CVS Health Corp. reportedly plans to buy Aetna Inc. for $69 billion in a deal that would further consolidate the U.S. health care industry by combining one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains with a major health insurer.

Democratic candidates for California governor reveal positions on single-payer health care and education

Democratic candidates for California governor reveal positions on single-payer health care and education

by Chris Reed The 2018 governor’s race got off to an informal start last week with candidate forums in Anaheim and San Francisco. Former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom leads all gubernatorial candidates in polling and fundraising. A September Berkeley IGS survey showed he had support from 26 percent of likely voters, followed by Republican businessman John Cox with 11 percent. […]

Why the New Obamacare ‘Fix’ Is a Dud, and Why the Narrative Justifying It is Wrong

Why the New Obamacare ‘Fix’ Is a Dud, and Why the Narrative Justifying It is Wrong

While President Donald Trump’s response to the bipartisan health care proposal on Capitol Hill has slid from optimistic to negative, and then back to optimistic, he would be right to move away from this deal. … companies that were promised Obamacare subsidies for offering higher-level plans at a cost below their value. As The Daily […]

In 1987, Bernie Sanders said Medicaid for all would “bankrupt the nation”

In 1987, Bernie Sanders said Medicaid for all would “bankrupt the nation”

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday was joined by prominent Democrats to announce his “Medicare for all” bill, or single-payer healthcare. Healthcare for everyone! Sounds great, right? But how much will it cost? It seems Sanders doesn’t even really know. The Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner says the current system is “running some $58 trillion in the […]

Conservatives see tax reform as way to tweak Obamacare

Conservatives see tax reform as way to tweak Obamacare

GOP take another swing at canceling some of the health law’s tax increases, saying it could be part of the new push to overhaul the tax code. A tax on medical devices and a sales tax…

Commentary: I am Madder than Hell

Commentary: I am Madder than Hell

. By Michael Greer I am so angry! I’M MADDER THAN HELL! We knew the Democrats were liars, but now there is no doubt Republicans are too. We were PROMISED for the last seven years, given the chance, they would REPEAL Obamacare. John McCain didn’t just betray his state, where premiums have increased 190%, but […]

Ron DeSantis says endings subsidies would force lawmakers to act on Obamacare

Ron DeSantis says endings subsidies would force lawmakers to act on Obamacare

Rep. Ron DeSantis said Monday that taking away insurance subsidies from members of Congress would force lawmakers to act on Obamacare. “Other Americans who are in exchanges are not getting employer subsidies. It’s illegal and somehow Congress gets a workaround. So I applaud the president for raising this issue and if he moved swiftly on […]

Can Trump Strip Health Care From Members of Congress?

Can Trump Strip Health Care From Members of Congress?

As Republican members of Congress have tried and failed to follow through with their campaign promise of repealing Obamacare, President Donald Trump has threatened to eliminate some health benefits for members of Congress and their staffs. “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress […]

Rand Paul explains why the free market would provide Americans with the best health care

Rand Paul explains why the free market would provide Americans with the best health care

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) hosted a Q&A session on Wednesday addressing his opposition to the Senate Republican healthcare bill. Paul voiced his frustration at his conservative colleagues for failing to keep their promise on repealing Obamacare, arguing that Republicans have all three branches in their control, and they need to keep their promise and fully […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise — It’s Socialism, Stupid!

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise — It’s Socialism, Stupid!

. By L. Neil Smith  Somewhere between 100 million and 200 million individuals died, in the 20th Century alone, owing to the myriad failures and atrocities of socialism. That’s in incidents _not_ connected with warfare. (which amounts to another couple of hundred million). Whole regional populations were deliberately starved to death because they refused to […]

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