The Senate returns from its Thanksgiving break intent on passing some version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the House-backed bill that taxes the sick and punishes the poor to reward those who benefit most from America's bounty. So much for the holiday spirit. The unpopularity of legislation that showers almost all of its tax cuts on corporations and the rich led the authors of the Senate bill to propose eliminating the individual mandate, the least popular aspect of the Affordable Care Act.
Enrollment on the Obamacare exchanges is off to a good start because a groundswell in grassroots activity has blunted the administration's dispiriting campaign to discourage enrollment. Economics trumps politics every time. People want affordable health insurance and the truth is most low- and moderate-income consumers can find affordable plans on the exchanges. The same dynamic is playing out in Medicare Advantage, the private-sector alternative to traditional fee-for-service Medicare.
November is National Diabetes Month, an appropriate time to explore why the nation's response to this growing, obesity-driven scourge deserves a grade of F.Let's start with the troubling statistics. More than 30 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, are diabetics. That represents a doubling of the disease's prevalence in the past two decades. The U.S. now ranks 32nd out of 33 countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in diabetes prevalence.
For most people who buy individual health plans without ACA subsidies, the premium increases from repealing the mandate will exceed the Senate bill's "middle class" tax cuts. Sad! https://t.co/Ydla4cUsgR
@raneyaronson Just wanted to let you know that I watched both parts of "Putin's Revenge" last night. The best thing I've seen yet that explains our current predicament. You're doing wonderful work. I hope all is well in your life. @MHGooznerhttps://t.co/GqSSJFRjdR
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