Ensuring an Ongoing Return on Health Care Investment

There has been much discussion about what an Affordable Care Act replacement plan will include, and how it will influence the shape and focus of our health care system. As our friends and colleagues in Congress begin collaboratively looking for the best health care solutions for the American people, they should consider a health care network that works — community health centers. Health care is complicated, and insurance is even more so. Moving from one system to another carries both enormous political and human risk. There is not only hardship for those who fall between the cracks, but adverse long-term consequences for our nation’s health. - See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/opinio

Better Because of Obamacare

At a town hall meeting last week, Jeff Jeans, a Republican small business owner who had worked on the campaigns of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, shared his personal story with Speaker Paul Ryan. Jeans had opposed the Affordable Care Act, now commonly called "Obamacare," until he was diagnosed with cancer and given six weeks to live. Jeans said he learned he had throat cancer shortly after he lost his health benefits when the company he worked for went bankrupt. He told the speaker, "I rely on the Affordable Care Act to be able to purchase my own insurance." When the speaker began to reply, Jeans interrupted him and added, "I want to thank President Obama from the bottom of my heart, be

A potential new role in biodefense for Mike Pence may be his most important yet

Imagine the nightmare: “Nine weeks ago, terrorists unleashed insidious biological attacks on our Nation’s Capitol during our Independence Day celebrations. The infectious agent they used ultimately led to the deaths of 6,053 Americans. Many of our own colleagues and staff fell ill and died. Thousands more were killed in coordinated attacks in allied nations in the days that followed. “The attack here in Washington, D.C. used aerosol delivery devices we could see, but did not know contained dangerous organisms. We discovered later that other attacks had already begun elsewhere in the Nation, using methods we have yet to identify that spread the disease among livestock in rural communities. “D

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