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General News    H3'ed 7/21/17

Health Care in a Time of Sabotage

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'It’s not complex once you understand the basic concept of the “three-legged stool” of regulations, mandates and subsidies. But it has more failure points than Medicare or Social Security: people aren’t automatically signed up for coverage, so it's CRUCIAL  that the officials running the system make it work, reaching out to potential beneficiaries to ensure that they know what’s available, while reminding currently healthy Americans that they are still legally required to sign up for coverage.  The Times reported on 3 ways the Trump administration is sabotaging the A.C.A. . First, the administration is weakening enforcement of the requirement that healthy people buy coverage. Second, it’s letting states impose onerous rules like work requirements on people seeking Medicaid. Third, it has backed off on advertising and outreach designed to let people know about options for coverage.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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