Category Archives: Health Care

Real Medicare Doesn’t Match Political Promises

We had been on Medicare exactly two days when our first premium increase notice arrived, a nice healthy 5% jump. This isn’t the Medicare Heaven that I keep hearing about from the presidential contenders. I want that Medicare, the idyllic … Continue reading

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Virginia’s Diabetes Problem

Health may be correlated with income and Virginia may have the ninth-highest average household income among the 50 states, but the Old Dominion ranks 23rd in the nation for the incidence of diabetes, according to a Gallup-Sharecare report based on 2017 data. … Continue reading

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Health Care Choices Proposal: A New Generation of Health Reform

The plan, called the Health Care Choices Proposal, takes a federalist approach in moving power and control of the health sector away from Washington, through the states, and ultimately to consumers. The recommendations were developed by the Health Policy Consensus … Continue reading

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Medicaid Expansion is Riskier Today than a Month Ago

The massive “Omnibus” spending plan passed by Congress last month did not include a bail out for insurance companies. There has been little mention of this dramatic development and the consequences are significant and should impact the current Medicaid expansion … Continue reading

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Conservatives – and President Trump – win with Virginia House health-care plan

Virginia conservatives – and the Trump Administration – should embrace the health-care plan rolled out this week by House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) in the House budget.  The House budget includes a plan to bring billions in taxpayer dollars back to Virginia to help uninsured Virginians get … Continue reading

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