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The latest version of the Senate healthcare bill was released yesterday (Thursday).
In it were a handful of distinct changes that could affect you and your loved ones.
Turns out several of the big health insurers have been doing some big-time cheating to deliver those huge stock gains over the past several years.
By exaggerating the illnesses of their Medicare Advantage patients, health insurers have pumped up government reimbursements by billions of dollars that came out of taxpayer pockets.
Now the Justice Department is fighting back with a lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group, the largest U.S. health insurer and biggest offender.
The American Health Care Act differs from Obamacare in myriad ways. But one provision stands out from the rest: the "age tax."
The GOP healthcare bill is being voted on today.
We expect the measure to pass.
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People are quick to blame big pharma for outrageous drug prices that threaten American families. However, the health insurance companies are just as conniving.
The GOP healthcare bill has "evolved" into legislation that will cover the chronically ill "beautifully," according to President Donald Trump.
But this one amendment could do more harm than good to Americans who can least afford it.
Back in October 2016, specialty drug prices grew 18.9% - and are projected to increase another 18% this year.
Despite the staggering increase, Americans still aren't living as long as those in other countries.
The GOP healthcare plan is taking fire from all sides - including a surprising number of Republicans.
The latest wave of attacks stem from a new report by the Congressional Budget Office. The 10-year projections show that 24 million more people will be uninsured by 2026 under the GOP plan, called the American Healthcare Act. And premiums for some older Americans with modest incomes would skyrocket more than eightfold.
In August 2016, healthcare costs in America reached their highest level since 1984.
Anxiety about paying medical bills now outpaces job and unemployment worries as well as concerns about paying everyday household bills.
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Yesterday, news broke of the biggest healthcare fraud scheme takedown in U.S. history.
New drug protocols and advancements in medicine are turning the healthcare industry into one of the most profitable sectors out there. And they're not the only game-changers around.
There are other sector "disruptors" waiting to make you a profit.
America has become a part-time nation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that in June part-time employees in the labor force reached an all-time high of 28 million, 3 million more than when the recession began in 2007.
The economy lost 240,000 full-time jobs in June and added 360,000 part-time jobs, the BLS noted. Of the 753,000 jobs created this year, 589,000 were part time.
The real unemployment rate in June, the U6, stood at 14.3%, up from 13.8%, a figure that includes part-time workers seeking full-time jobs and those who have become discouraged and are no longer looking for work.
Now many economists and many in the financial press with sympathies to the administration have attributed the rise in part-time America to uncertainty among employers about future profitability and growth and not to the looming Obamacare mandate.
It's ironic that in trying to play down Obamacare's influence on the job market, they end up dissing the president's stewardship of the economy.
However, Obamacare has likely played a significant role in the part-time job wave. Under the Affordable Care Act, companies with 50 or more full-time workers must provide health insurance to all full-time employees, those working 30 or more hours per week.
So if your workers don't work 30 hours per week you don't have to provide health insurance. It makes economic sense to have a part-time work force in many cases. Even with the administration's recent one-year extension of implementing the employer mandate until 2015, most small companies are still preparing to it.
A reported 74% of small businesses are positioning themselves to slash hours, layoff workers or both.
Obamacare critics have maintained from day one the president's signature healthcare bill is disastrous and doomed to fail.
Now with just months until the bill takes full effect, more and more Americans are beginning to think the same thing.
According to recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, support for the Affordable Care Act is slipping.
The fresh poll shows 49% of Americans say President Barack Obama's health care reform bill is a bad idea. That's the highest percentage since the poll began measuring backing and opposition for the reform in 2009. Only 37% say the plan is a good idea.
The numbers reflect a sharp increase in disapproval since July 2012 following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's healthcare overhaul. At that time, 44% of survey respondents called it a bad idea vs. 40% who called it a good one.
The latest poll also revealed 38% of participants said they and their families will be in worse shape under the new health care law, the highest negative outlook percentage toward Obamacare since it was signed into law in 2010.
Now just 19% say they will be better off while 39% say the law won't make much difference.