Give McCain One Last Shot At Him: Sunday’s Comic

Follow The Money: Big Hospitals Support McCain’s Graham-Cassidy Rejection

Whenever Senator John McCain says he is acting on principle, Arizonans know to follow the money. Almost immediately after McCain announced in a tweet that he was acting on “principle” in rejecting the Graham-Cassidy bill that would reform the Affordable Care Act, big money groups offered backup.

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Before the ink was dry on advertising contracts, ads paid for by the Coalition to Protect American’s Healthcare were played on stations in Arizona in support of McCain’s position.

In 2013, Arizona State legislators benefited from supporting Medicaid expansion, while conservative opponents were targeted by the healthcare organizations. Hospitals fought hard and spent big money in support of expansion.

According to Politico under Obamacare, hospitals have enjoyed record profits, and not necessarily by providing benefits to the public:

Obamacare may have been a mixed blessing for those seeking coverage through the state exchanges, some of which have seen double-digit annual premium hikes, but it’s been a clear boon for the nation’s hospitals.

Multiple studies have linked the ACA’s coverage expansion to improved financial performance, with one analysis finding that hospitals’ profit margins went up by 25 percent in states that expanded Medicaid in 2014. Overall, the industry boasted an 8.3 percent profit margin that year, according to the most recent figures published by the American Hospital Association. That’s the highest performance on record — more than triple the industry’s 2.6 percent profit margin in 2008, amid the recession and before the Obama administration began pushing its health care reforms — and it’s only invited scrutiny from advocates and researchers who say that it’s a sign the system is broken.

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8 Comments on "Give McCain One Last Shot At Him: Sunday’s Comic"

  1. What really amazes me about this whole fiasco, the democrats don’t give a damn about the people either. Premiums and deductibles continue to rise and if you don’t get a tax credit from the government then you can’t afford health insurance. The increased deductibles alone are enough to crush the budget of an average person. But no…. everyone knows all this crap but yet they want to keep the law in place. What a bunch of hypocrites both parties are. The Republicans want to do away with Obamacare but they don’t have a clue how to do it and don’t want one. The democrats are happy to let the program crash and burn. SSDD in the swamp and once again the taxpayer gets screwed.

    • Quickest way to fix the whole problem is to make ALL government employees go on Obummer care including ALL people in Washington. That would get them to repeal it quickly and fix the problem. It would also take care of McLame.

  2. Quickest way to fix the whole problem is to make ALL government employees go on Obummer care including ALL people in Washington. That would get them to repeal it quickly and fix the problem. It would also take care of McLame.

  3. Richard Hernandez | September 24, 2017 at 6:18 pm | Reply

    Health care for ALL AMERICANS. It called single payer.

    So simple that why Republicans can’t understand. Democrats can’t figure out how to steal from that idea. Call it what you may, because both parties can’t figure out how to steal money for themselves we are not ready to have what the people already know , health care for all.

    Richard Hernandez

  4. Richard Health care for allis available, its just not free in all cases, why cant you understand that. Find doctors that will take cash its more for them that way no overhead with someone to file and refile claims with insurance companies. As it is now part of why mediscare is broke is that there have been so many BOGUS claims and payments from a system that is out of control now. Maybe in your ideal world ALL doctors and HOSPITALS have to operate for NO PAY! Thats the only way it would be free for all. BTW you do know that many now are opting out of being doctors because there is no money/future in it. Just like lawyers they have started to go to other fields, well maybe the boob job artists and makeup artists wont but they are not elligible for mediscare anyhow.

  5. Military were promised a lot but now have to pay for their promised medical for themselves and families. They now have to pay! Why should it be different now for anyone? How about government employees and that includes all, i.e., all branches pay the same?

  6. And oh, I have quite a few family members that could see a break too as they rely on various forms of low income healthcare.

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