Dr. Kim Corba is a Direct Primary Care Doctor in Pennsylvania talking with CCHF President Twila Brase about how her practice now has a greater benefit to patients without the interference of insurance companies.
HMOs & Managed Care
Interview on March 20, 2017 with Dr. Mark Lopatin, MD about third-party payment and why it's better for patients to pay the doctors
ST. PAUL, Minn.—On Monday, Minnesota House lawmakers are scheduled to vote on a bill that will dramatically change the individual market in Minnesota.
House File 5 – Davids – Reinsurance
Monday, March 6, 2017
House Committee on Health and Human Services Finance Written Testimony of Twila Brase, President and Co-founder
I want to change people’s minds. Let me start with this: The Affordable Care Act ended health insurance in America. The cost of this decision is now front-page news. The ACA’s ban on affordable catastrophic insurance and its ban on pre-existing condition (“pre-ex”) exclusions means we don’t have health insurance any more. The ACA mandates that health plans enroll people with pre-existing conditions. That’s not insurance against a risk. That’s third-party financing of a known condition.
What will you hear tonight? In the second presidential debate, Hillary Clinton showed how a polished politician can tell the truth and simultaneously mislead.
What do you mean when you say “Obamacare”? Since people think Obamacare is imploding, we’ve created a better way to talk it: Obamacare I, Obamacare II, and Obamacare III.
Is Obamacare failing? Some parts, like the 16 failed co-ops, are. But when it comes to health plans dropping out of Obamacare exchanges, it’s a legitimate question. HMOs have a disturbing history of dropping enrollees – until Congress meets their payment demands.
Where was health care at the RNC? Mostly missing in action. But by day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), Sen. Bernie Sanders, former President Bill Clinton, and former DNC chairman Howard Dean, M.D. had all championed the issue.