Asked about his Bay of Pigs fiasco, President John F. Kennedy responded, "Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan." The opposite is true for the latest iteration of the GOP healthcare bill, which would have eliminated insurance coverage for more than 20 million people.
If McConnell and President Donald Trump can pass anything on healthcare, it will not be because the legislation was made palatable. It will be because the moderates accepted Band-Aids for the grievous wounds inflicted on their neediest constituents.
Lou Shapiro, a veteran healthcare executive who previously served as chief operating officer of Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, stopped by Modern Healthcare's Chicago offices to speak with reporter Maria Castellucci about HSS' unique care-delivery approach, its efforts to expand and how to achieve...
Regarding the story "CMS actuary predicts GOP repeal bill will reduce coverage by 13 million" (ModernHealthcare.com, June 13), with the increasing number of plans that offer horrific coverage for care (catastrophic coverage designs, for example), it is somewhat unfair to simply state a lost coverage number.
Self-employed people say they're following the GOP repeal effort obsessively and are thinking hard about whether they will be able to continue their businesses or will have to pursue alternatives, including seeking jobs with health benefits.