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(14262) Republicans In Complete Meltdown Mode Over Healthcare, Can Dems Take Advantage? - YouTube
what GOP want to do is slide back on mid-term promise about preexisting conditions, sure you no longer get denied, but still got to pay much more, than the other one with no preexisting condition

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Health_Care_Act_of_2017
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  preexisting  condition  healthcare  Medicare  Medicaid  GOP  health  insurance  Privatisation  for  profit  AHCA  ACA 
november 2018 by asterisk2a
Noam Chomsky: The US Health System Is an "International Scandal" -- and ACA Repeal Will Make It Worse
As for reasons, we can return to the more general question of social justice comparisons, but there are special reasons in the health care domain. To an unusual extent, the US health care system is privatized and unregulated. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, not providing health care, and when they undertake the latter, it is likely not to be in the best interests of patients or to be efficient. Administrative costs are far greater in the private component of the health care system than in Medicare, which itself suffers by having to work through the private system.
Medicaid  Medicare  ACA  Obamacare  health  insurance  Privatisation  NHS  care  system  for-profit  USA  public 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Obamacare in Trump country - YouTube
'people thought Trumps rhetoric against Obamacare/Affordable Care Act (ACA) was all talk. no way repeal something that benefits +25m people (more if more would sign up). the poor.' // ACA is a subsidy for the poor to afford insurance, paid for by progressive tax on the rich households of America (200k/250k couples and above) // still voted for Trump in the belive that he would make it even better for them, cheaper. monthly's and premiums not really leisurly affordable for JAMs // Obamacare was an invention of Republicans to make efforts against it, stick, a PR Communication tactic, vs just "ACA" ... and also on the road put many roadblocks in making premiums higher. // bc of flaws ppl voted for Trump he made it more affordable to insure. // Obama would like even more subsidy from the rich! //&! &! Republicans have one major problem on Obamacare - https://youtu.be/aduTfKE5IOM
Obamacare  ACA  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  JAM  working  poor  Precariat  public  health  Republicans  GOP  insurance  USA  squeezed  middle  class  Poverty  Social  Security  Medicaid  Medicare 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Isn't Your Body More Important Than Your Home? - YouTube
'general welfare', 'collective good' //&! youtu.be/7oXPWWDgaoo - The Myths & Lies Exposed in the GOP Debate - Carly Fiorina: Crony Capitalism = Big Goverment supporting tbtf/tbtj corporations? << POSITIONING. Blaming it on Big Government, that corporations feel they need to get bigger. LOL &! RT is not only one calling out Carly Fiorina - http://crooksandliars.com/2015/10/cnn-confronts-carly-fiorina-her-factless
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Is a Calorie a Calorie? Processed Food, Experiment Gone Wrong (2015) - YouTube
Dogma "A calorie is a calorie" &! Robert Lustig - Frontiers of Science (2015) - youtu.be/uIIXUZwpB-U "hijacked for personal profit" [ no shared economic interest of Wall Street rootless crony capitalistic conglomerate tax evaders lobbying heavily for everything they can and they will. ] "there are now more obese people as undernourished people" [ Presenteeism and absenteeism (increased sick leave = lower productivity amongst labour force) ] medicare will be broke in 2026. "A sink hole." Pharma does not invest in prevention and healing, it is investing in management (long-term care). After all its called pharma and not "health & well being company." min33 What makes u feel good is exercise, caffeine, food. Drop in insulin makes u feel better. Energy expenditure make u feel good. Insulin blocks Leptin signaling. min47 alcohol&liver fat. 1h32 glycemic index vs load // (2011) youtu.be/kOCPyheVesM &! Bad Sugars: Addictive & Hazardous to ur Health (2013) youtu.be/aXlL7yWtAAg
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Doctors Race to Fight Polio-Like Enterovirus D-68 - YouTube
Enterovirus D-68 ... ... in a country where people go bankrupt because of medical bills and outrageous insurance premiums.
mutation  evolution  Polio  medical  research  medical  care  healthcare  Medicare  USA 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Druckenmiller: "I See A Storm Coming" | Zero Hedge
Stanley Druckenmiller - skin in the game // "a storm coming, maybe bigger than the storm we had in 2008, 2010." "society's short-term thinking" > current senior stealing from current generation and future seniors
entitlement  spending  monetary  policy  Politics  Medicare  Medicaid  millennials  accountability  pension  scheme  generationy  Stanley  Druckenmiller  generational  change  demographic  bubble  trust  short-term  thinking  pension  fund  economic  history  fiscal  policy  confidence  pension  obligation  Social  Security  trustagent  bubble  ZIRP  demographics  nassimtaleb 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
Stop Subsidizing Obesity - NYTimes.com
[A] plea to tweak SNAP regulations (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefits, the program formerly and more familiarly known as Food Stamps) so that the program concerns itself with the quality of calories instead of just their quantity.

“It’s shocking,” says Ludwig, “how little we consider food quality in the management of chronic diseases. And in the case of SNAP that failure costs taxpayers twice: We pay once when low-income families buy junk foods and sugary beverages with SNAP benefits, and we pay a second time when poor diet quality inevitably increases the costs of health care in general, and Medicaid and Medicare in particular.”

[...]

Seven percent of our calories come from sugar-sweetened beverages, none of them doing any of us any good.
USDA  soda  lobby  Food  Industry  subsidizing  subsidies  agriculture  policy  medicare  Medicaid  nutrition  foodstamps  healthcare  health  policy  health  crisis  public  health  public  health  policy  Western  Diet  metabolic  syndrome  diabetes  USA  obesity  epidemic  obesity 
december 2012 by asterisk2a
Alzheimer's could be the most catastrophic impact of junk food | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian
[Aftermath of a nation on Poor Diet is a] problem [that] belongs to all of us. Even if you can detach yourself from the suffering caused by diseases arising from bad diets, you will carry the cost, as a growing proportion of the health budget will be used to address them [, and everyone has to pay more to keep health budgets in balance]. The cost – measured in both human suffering and money – could be far greater than we imagined. A large body of evidence now suggests that Alzheimer's is primarily a metabolic disease. Some scientists have gone so far as to rename it: they call it type 3 diabetes.

Experiments conducted seem to support the link between diet and dementia, and researchers have begun to propose potential mechanisms. In common with all brain chemistry, these tend to be fantastically complex, involving, among other impacts, inflammation, stress caused by oxidation, the accumulation of one kind of brain protein and the transformation of another
Food  Industry  antioxidant  Oxidative  stress  inflammation  metabolic  syndrome  USA  UK  Medicaid  medicare  medical  research  medical  care  NHS  health  insurance  healthcare  unintended  consequences  nutrition  obesity  diabetes  health  science  health  crisis  diet  obesity  epidemic  dementia  Alzheimer 
september 2012 by asterisk2a
The Distinction Is Game Theory - Businessweek
This gap allows plans that can better predict beneficiary costs to game the system by selecting beneficiaries who are expected to cost much less than their risk-adjusted payments. (Plans do not always want the least-expensive beneficiaries, but rather those who are the least expensive compared with their risk-adjusted payment. The implication is the same, though: Plans can beat the risk adjustment, and be overpaid.)

—Peter Orszag, “Private-Market Tooth Fairy Can’t Cut Medicare Cost,” Bloomberg View, Aug. 20, 2012
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-20/private-market-tooth-fairy-can-t-cut-medicare-cost.html

(For a primer on game theory, might I suggest Chapter 10, “Thinking Strategically,” Frank & Bernanke, Principles of Microeconomics, 4th edition. This includes a sidebar in which our august Fed chairman considers “Why do people shout at parties? Tit-for-Tat and the Repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma.”)
risk-management  risk  private  market  private  medical  insurance  private  healthcare  healthcare  health  insurance  medicare  microeconomics  economics  game  theory 
august 2012 by asterisk2a
America's Demographic Cliff: The Real Issue In The Coming, And All Future Presidential Elections | ZeroHedge
It’s a pretty tough picture, to say the least; as the population ages, we’re looking at more and more money dedicated to retirement benefits with a smaller workforce to fund the spending.

The stronger turnout of these voters (retirement age people), and their sheer numbers, are also likely to have an important impact on US political races in the years to come.

Social Security and Medicare spending are projected to grow exponentially as healthcare costs explode and the biggest population wave in the history of the US starts to enter retirement. The Congressional Budget Office expects spending to increase by 150% over the next 25 years, which is hardly sustainable with barely 2 workers for every retired person in 2035... there’s a storm a comin’
babyboomers  pension  scheme  pension  pension  obligation  medicare  socialsecurity  USA  demography  demographics 
august 2012 by asterisk2a
"Welfare" - The Great Delusion | ZeroHedge
Is Health Spending Unsustainable?
No transparancy - Funded and Unfunded liabilities ...
Income stagnation. Demographics.
...

Goldman Sachs analysis; the slower USA grows without appropriate reform - health care spending will out strip GDP sooner or later. Making all things considered even more difficult.

"Increased health spending begins to weigh on growth, creating a vicious circle. This appears quite distant, if it ever occurs. The main concern here would be that rising health spending crowds out other productive activities (for instance, fixed investment or education), reducing potential output and further increasing relative health spending. Alternatively, higher taxes (to pay for public programs) or insurance premiums (to pay for private insurance) would reduce workers’ take-home pay, with potentially adverse incentive effects at a certain level.

Finally, there is some evidence from businesses that excess health costs reduce employment and output."
reform  OttovonBismarck  medicare  Medicaid  healthcare  2012  sovereign  debt  crisis  USA  welfare  socialsecurity 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
Barack Obama's budget: Dealing with the debt | The Economist
But I imagine if Mr Obama does win re-election, making the electoral ramifications of his actions a second thought, and the economy stays healthy, he'll push to curb entitlement spending, and put Republicans on the spot. I could be wrong, but there seems to be just as much evidence pointing to Mr Obama as being Clinton 2.0 as FDR 2.0. And I think Mr Obama's team realises that if another Democratic president embraces the mantle of fiscal responsibility, the party will have earned ownership of the issue for some time to come.
socialsecurity  Medicaid  medicare  budget  deficit  PaulRyan  timgeithner  2012  barackobama  presidency  USA  sovereign  debt  crisis 
february 2012 by asterisk2a
Kotlikoff Says U.S. Deficit Too Much for Next Generations - YouTube
USA net-future liabilities +66tn
when you ask the wrong questions, you get wrong answers
my generation is being screwed.
Government fraud accounting
generationy  USA  budget  debate  government  spending  2011  economics  future  babyboomers  generation  retirement  socialsecurity  medicare  Medicaid  presidency  barackobama  politics  democrats  republicans  balancedbudget  statistics  fraud  accounting 
august 2011 by asterisk2a
Can America Function More Like a Fiscally Responsible Company? Its up to Us, the Shareholders
Meeker started the project while still at Morgan Stanley, and said in a call this morning she’s going back to her day job tomorrow. There’s no USA, Inc. Part 2 coming out, and no Al Gore-like “Inconvenient Truth” tour planned. It was a one-time project, born of her own curiosity and belief that Americans should know where their money is going.

The answer to whether American will ever be run more like a company lies with whether America’s “shareholders” will ever start to demand it.
Medicare  Medicaid  debt  government  finance  USA  2011  sovereign  budget  savings  socialsecurity  analysis  research  politics 
february 2011 by asterisk2a
Bernanke on Deficits: In Long Run, We’re All on Social Security, Medicare - Real Time Economics - WSJ
The economist John Maynard Keynes said that in the long run, we are all dead. If he were around today he might say that, in the long run, we are all on Social Security and Medicare. That brings me to two interrelated economic challenges our nation faces: meeting the economic needs of an aging population and regaining fiscal sustainability. The U.S. population will change significantly in coming decades with the combined effect of the decline in fertility rates following the baby boom and increasing longevity. As our population ages, the ratio of working-age Americans to older Americans will fall, which could hold back the longrun prospects for living standards in our country. The aging of the population also will have a major impact on the federal budget, most dramatically on the Social Security and Medicare programs, particularly if the cost of health care continues to rise at its historical rate. Thus, we must begin now to prepare for this coming demographic transition.
benbernanke  Fed  deficit  bubble  budget  demographics  usa  babyboomers  medicare  socialsecurity  2010  fiscal  policy  HerbStein  outlook  aging  population  Fertility  living  standards  taxation  output-gap  interestrate  stagnation 
april 2010 by asterisk2a

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