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Nomination of Tom Price as HHS Secretary Signals Threat to Medicare, Not Just Obamacare

On Tuesday, Health Access California reacted to President-elect Trump’s nomination of Representative Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Health Access Executive Director Anthony Wright made this statement following the announcement: “This nomination signals the new President-elect’s plans to undo the guarantees of not just Obamacare, but Medicare and Medicaid as well. Despite […]

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A California Resolution to the Primary Debate on the Future of Health Reform

Blog post written by Anthony Wright, Executive Director of Health Access California Since Health Access does not endorse candidates, I have refrained from commenting on the Presidential primary debates. There has been little to analyze on the Republican side, given the minimal substance on health policy, besides the standard talking points about the repeal of Obamacare. […]

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A Really Important Health Election: YES on 30; NO on 31 & 32

HEALTH ACCESS CALIFORNIA ALERT: Tuesday, November 6, 2012   TODAY’S ELECTION WILL HAVE FAR-REACHING IMPACTS ON HEALTH CARE, FROM THE PRESIDENCY TO CONGRESS TO CALIFORNIA BALLOT MEASURES.VOTE TODAY! HEALTH ACCESS RECOMMENDS: YES ON 30: SUPPORT REVENUES TO PREVENT DEVASTATING BUDGET CUTS NO ON 31: NO TO GIVING GOVERNOR UNILATERAL ABILITY TO MAKE CUTS NO ON 32: NO TO SPECIAL EXEMPTIONS FOR CORPORATE […]

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Health care in the crosshairs..

The Republican National Convention just adopted its platform, and health care issues are getting the most attention. The headlines are about a GOP platform that restricts abortions without exceptions; completely changes Medicare into a voucher program; and repeals the Affordable Care Act. The desire to repeal “Obamacare” is expected, but it’s striking how much the […]

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Medicare math…

It’s been interesting to see the Presidential campaign turn into a debate about health policy. Not too long ago, it was assumed that neither candidates would talk about health care much–it has surprised some that the President has talked a lot in his speeches about the Affordable Care Act, and many assumed Governor Romney would […]

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A topic of debate…

Health care–from contraception and women’s reproductive health to the Massachussetts reform–was once again a major topic of discussion at the debate of remaining Republican presidential candidates. Here’s some clips, courtesy of Kaiser Health News: Health Access California promotes quality, affordable health care for all Californians.

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Caring about the very poor…

Lots has been written on Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s comments that “I’m not concerned about the very poor…” Like his earlier comment about liking to fire people, Romney says he’s being taken out of context.. and similarly, the context may actually make the quote worse. Here’s the full video clip: So, even taking his meaning […]

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Obamneycare…

It’s a little dizzying watching the Republican presidential debates. And no more so than watching Mitt Romney talk about his biggest achievement in Massachusetts, health reform. Of course there are some differences in the details–as would be expected when a state does something, versus the federal government. But the framework is pretty similar. And understanding […]

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Health reform in the campaign…

In the last two weeks, we saw Mitt Romney win the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, and in both of his election night speeches, Romney cited the speeches of President Obama, four years earlier, in those states. This prompted me to actually watch the President’s speeches again from Iowa and New Hampshire. And while much […]

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