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Here's more proof that the ACA haters of the world don't have a leg to stand on when they claim ObamaCare is "collapsing" or "in a death spiral." http://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/individual-insurance-market-performance-in-early-2017/?utm_campaign=KFF-2017-June-Insurer-Finances&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9u-WsoU9jCPmPR3tUu6mgGT39WZmZ6Q3HWSbdf6vQdCksfj4O6jR8CgOP4FrkKZlTKRy_Rp9KSr4FSL5wSpiDIFPMRDQ&_hsmi=2&utm_content=2&utm_source=hs_email&hsCtaTracking=658e7d38-48ff-4626-99d7-361c5d1aa5bf%7C584a9b13-00f1-43df-ba3e-0371755e0ea4
"...non-partisan data from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) demonstrate definitively that private insurance is increasingly less efficient than Medicare. The data show that Congress should examine and address the role that private insurance is playing in driving up overall health care costs." http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2011/09/20/medicare-is-more-efficient-than-private-insurance/
Journalistic malpractice. Mayo should be pissed.
No health insurance + more bankrupt cases = healthcare getting less money
No health insurance = more dead taxpayers. How many people are you willing to see dead, LaCrosseTaxPayer? Give us a number.
Well then, you should be opposed to the republican plan because it will kill thousands more than that. And it shows the depths of your depravity that you would accept 10 people dying so that someone else can get richer.
Get the insurance companies out from in between doctors and patients. #singlepayernow
so you want to have government as the middle man between doctors and patients?
Single payer would take the health insurance companies out of the mix. It would be doctor and patient without any influence from the parasites in the insurance companies. Everyone would be covered, regardless of pre-existing conditions. That Ron Kind and many Democrats oppose single-payer tells you where their true allegiance lies-not with the people, but the health insurance companies that help fund his campaign. Cassie, please condemn Ron Kind for his position on single-payer. If you liberals won't do it, then there's no hope.
thats right, its all the democrats fault, especially Ron Kind. Put all your faith in the republicans, they will give better coverage for a lower price. Never mind the two plans the repubs already came out with, just go with what buggs says. Live in alt. fake reality and blame the party that is out of power. Makes perfect sense.
You're right kingman; I left out the Republicans. I apologize. Both Democrats and Republicans stand in the way of single-payer. Ron Kind is one of those Democrats standing in the way.
single payer makes government the middle man....government would collect the premiums just like they now do with medicare, government would set what will be paid for a procedure or visit just like they now do with medicare....and guess what, with medicare, private insurance companies are a big part of the mix, medicare supplements are needed to help people pay all of the things medicare doesn't. and i'm sure the same thing would be needed with a so called 'single payer'.
plus with government involved, any money collected over and above costs will be squandered, just like government has done with social security and medicare, both heading towards insolvency.
"Without any influence"? Just free and unlimited healthcare for all?
How will it be paid for ? Will it be 80/20 like the current Medicare? Will we need a supplemental "insurance" (gasp! ) policy? Will we need a part D drug plan? Just curious as to your solution and payment options or are you all BS?
Yes, lets put the DMV between the patient and doctor
Trump may not have gotten the healthcare reform yet that he campaigned on but he has been very successful outing the extremely biased reporting of the liberal news outlets like the Tribune and CNN.
Yeah, biased toward reality and facts instead of "alternative facts".
there you go again tossing that word 'facts' around....you do that a lot, but i'll be darned if I have ever seen you offer up a fact....not even a teeny tiny one.
You're not paying attention. Must be too busy reading InfoWars.
"The policies apparently are casualties in the stalled Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act" -- really, APPARENTLY? How so, Mike? You said that Mayo was not available for comment, so how can you possibly blame this "apparently" on anything at all? Absolutely disgusting liberal-biased reporting.
So true. So true.
Again, the Fibune and its odd assortment of (or assortment of odd...) stringers find it impossible to deliver a straight news story without taking political positions.
The ACA marketplace has collapsed in Minnesota, a democratic state that has done everything in its power to make the ACA work...and it has failed.
Mayo's decision has nothing to do with any Republican policy, as said policies have not been implemented and are still being debated.
And so this action by Mayo only proves further Trump's prediction that the ACA is in a freefall and will die on its own.
The Mayo System has been dealt a great dis-service by the dolt that wrote this editorial posing as news.
Former Subscriber (Class of 2011)
Redwall--I am sure the Tribune loves that you troll them in a basement somewhere for hours as you post your ridiculous drivel here and read their ads more than anybody.
Surely the ACA is not perfect and there are some things that need to be tweaked.
The sickening willingness of the current administration to adversely impact many people (ironically supporters) by purposely sabatoging it is reprehensible. One example is this purposeful uncertainty at the FEDERAL level:
ACA is great. Ask any Minnesotan.
Too bad you relocated to Minnesota to join the Free Stuff Army only to find the whole program go belly up.
Not sure why they have to end service if they are getting subsidies.
according to their brief statement: “Many national and regional health plan companies have exited the Exchange Marketplace over the past two years due to financial risk and uncertainty about the ACA’s future." The uncertainty of what the republicans are going to pass is causing the uncertainty. And again the article also said 70% of the people want the ACA fixed and not completely repealed. Its funny how the repubs say ACA is in a death spiral when they are one primarily causing it by their refusal to work with it, instead of against it. I doubt snow job's statement that insurers were actually losing money on the exchange. It more likely their profits were not large enough for them to want to continue in the exchange.
The ACA is collapsing. Insurers are cutting their losses.
Not sure if the Republicans can do any better.
Snow Cougar is usually a troll, but everything she said above it true, and you can see that with a little research. A lot (not all) of the big insurance companies are losing money, and same is probably true for smaller insurance companies. These companies have no incentive to keep losing money on the exchanges, so that's why you're seeing them pull out. It has nothing to do with uncertainty around what the Republicans are going to do
"UnitedHealth expects to lose $850 million on Obamacare in 2016, while Aetna, Anthem, and Humana are all on track to lose at least $300 million each on their ACA plans this year, according to company reports and estimates from Bloomberg Intelligence."
You're wrong, yourewrong. http://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/individual-insurance-market-performance-in-early-2017/?utm_campaign=KFF-2017-June-Insurer-Finances&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9u-WsoU9jCPmPR3tUu6mgGT39WZmZ6Q3HWSbdf6vQdCksfj4O6jR8CgOP4FrkKZlTKRy_Rp9KSr4FSL5wSpiDIFPMRDQ&_hsmi=2&utm_content=2&utm_source=hs_email&hsCtaTracking=658e7d38-48ff-4626-99d7-361c5d1aa5bf%7C584a9b13-00f1-43df-ba3e-0371755e0ea4
Unfortunately, the Fibune cannot field writers possessing any depth in matters of economics.
Mayo made the mistake of allowing Fibune spell-checkers to write the article and make a political statement instead of straight news. Wholly inappropriate.
Come out, come out, wherever you are! What kind of coverage do you have? Medicare? Medicaid? Your comments are sanctimonious at best and condescending at worst.
Blah, blah, blah...more baloney. You ought to make a sandwich out of it.
Cougar, how many people are you willing to see die for lack of health coverage so that the wealthy can get yet another tax break? Give us a number. We want to know the depths of your depravity.
Wow ! You must have that comment on robo doc in your computer Cassie. All BS and no facts, not a one. Still waiting for your solutions and payment options. I'm not getting any younger. By the way, the number will vary from person to person, what's your number by the by ?
Seriously, Lost? The CBO has already put a number on how many people will die and how many will suffer because they won't have health care. You ignore the facts that are presented to you and then claim that the facts don't exist. So tell us the number--what is an acceptable number of deaths each year so that the rich can get another tax break?
More lies from the Russian fake news bot, Cougar. Here's the truth: http://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/individual-insurance-market-performance-in-early-2017/?utm_campaign=KFF-2017-June-Insurer-Finances&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9u-WsoU9jCPmPR3tUu6mgGT39WZmZ6Q3HWSbdf6vQdCksfj4O6jR8CgOP4FrkKZlTKRy_Rp9KSr4FSL5wSpiDIFPMRDQ&_hsmi=2&utm_content=2&utm_source=hs_email&hsCtaTracking=658e7d38-48ff-4626-99d7-361c5d1aa5bf%7C584a9b13-00f1-43df-ba3e-0371755e0ea4
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