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The Latest Republican Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

       Several months ago I wrote about the first attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare since the 2016 elections, which failed.  The latest attempt, revived by New Jersey Congressman Tom MacArthur, passed thru the House of Representatives.  The Senate, in secret meetings that have stirred more controversy, put out its own version which has yet […]

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Trumpcare – What Doe it Mean for Long Term Care? (Part 2)

        Last week I was discussing the impact that the Republican party’s health care bill, dubbed by some “Trumpcare”, might have on long term care.    As of Friday it appears that the American Health Care Act is dead and Obamacare, at least for now, is still with us.  Nevertheless, let’s take a look at how […]

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The Difference between Obamacare and Long Term Care

I am often questioned about how Obamacare has affected long term care and Medicaid.  My answer is that it really hasn’t at all because mostly Obamacare addresses this country’s health insurance problem.   The Medicaid programs that pay for long term care haven’t changed as a result of the Affordable Care Act.  But there is a […]

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Obamacare – What Seniors Need to Know

Recent studies have shown that most Americans, while fearful of President Obama’s new health insurance plan, (something which many opposed to the plan have been quick to capitalize on) don’t really know what’s in it.  This is partly due to the President’s failure to educate the general public about it.  The complexity and broad scope […]

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