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It's also important that Consumers and Advocacy Groups pay close attention!
Health Insurance companies are trying to circumvent the ACA and price gouge consumers. Two proposed mergers will reduce competition, raise premiums and shut many people out of affordable health insurance.
"Earlier this summer, Anthem agreed to acquire Cigna for $48 billion, and Aetna announced a $37 billion takeover of Humana. The antitrust division of the Justice Department and state governments are reviewing the deals. If regulators approve both transactions, the number of big national health insurers would drop from five to three." Lack of competition will raise premiums and make health care unaffordable to millions of Americans.
WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN AGAIN.
Unions, churches, employers and other organizations NEED to get ahead of these schemes. ALL Americans should have access to AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE. Have we stated the point more than once? Yes! it's that important.
Please read the NY Times Editorial Board's comments linked here:
OneWorld, Inc OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc., is a small group of committed volunteers who produce community information and education television programs on health literacy, education and civic engagement. We also find good information and post informative blogs about issues we believe shine light and are beneficial to many in our communities. Learn more about us at our web site: www.oneworldpi.org/ and visit our web health section at: http://www.oneworldpi.org/health/index.html Please share our information with others. Watch our informative television programs on your public access channels: Frontier (formerly AT&T), Channel 99, drop down; Charter Communications Chan. 21, and Comcast (Xfinity) Channels 10, 15, 18 & 26. In Hamden, New Haven and West Haven, OneWorld's informative programs air on CTV, Comcast channel 26: Sundays 9am; Mondays 8pm; Fridays 10am, and Saturdays at 9pm.
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We at OneWorld Progressive Institute. Inc, ask everyone to read the Times editorial and to SHARE it with others. This is very important. Access to affordable health care is an imperative. We are the number one country in many ways; we are about #37 in access to affordable health care; www.oneworldpi.org/
Before the full roll-out of the ACA, America ranked last among industrialized countries in access to affordable care. Since the full implementation of the ACA, we have improved significantly. Read about that here: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/10/24/3584363/american-health-... " Two Johns Hopkins University researchers included the survey in a perspective analysis that appeared in the Oct. 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine."
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