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Nathan Bennett

It's time for Medicare for All

 

America’s patchwork health care system is fraying at the edges.

Over 27 million Americans live without insurance and millions more cannot afford quality care even with insurance. Since the beginning of this administration, attacks on the Affordable Care Act and the broader American health care system have weakened patient protections and resulted in the highest uninsured rate since 2014. Seventeen states have now filed or been approved for work requirements in their Medicaid programs, leaving millions of Americans vulnerable to losing insurance for failing to clear...

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Last July, I joined partners from throughout the faith community for a 24-hour vigil to defend the Affordable Care Act. We stood just steps away from the entrance to the Capitol, some huddling under a tree for relief from the heat of a D.C. summer. Jewish members of Congress, and later members of Congress from a variety of faith traditions, spoke to our group and offered us luck as we braved the outdoors for 24 hours to stand up for those who have benefitted from the ACA. As the sun set, the temperature dropped, and only a couple dozen remained, I was reminded of just what was at the heart...

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Update: Through four days of open enrollment (Nov. 1-Nov. 4), more than 600,000 people enrolled in a marketplace plan! This number marks an increase from previous years, demonstrating the importance of ensuring people know about the options available for their health insurance.

Congress has tried to repeal it, the Trump Administration has sabotaged it, but the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. The administration dramatically cut enrollment advertising and assistance funding, so the faith community is stepping up to help let people know that there are affordable...

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Update: Through four days of open enrollment (Nov. 1-Nov. 4), more than 600,000 people enrolled in a marketplace plan! This number marks an increase from previous years, demonstrating the importance of ensuring people know about the options available for their health insurance.

Congress has tried to repeal it, the Trump Administration has sabotaged it, but the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. The administration dramatically cut enrollment advertising and assistance funding, so the faith community is stepping up to help let people know that there are affordable...

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Health Forms and Stethoscope

The health care roller coaster continues.

Last week, the Trump Administration announced two potentially major decisions on health care: the first was an executive order recommended making it easier to sell association health plans and short-term insurance not subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) consumer protections; the second was the announcement that the administration would no longer fund Cost Sharing Reductions (CSRs). Insurance providers receive CSRs as reimbursements for the lower out-of-pocket costs they are required to offer to certain consumers.  

This past...

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