Category: Healthcare Reform

Obesity rates rise in Chicago

As Chicago Childhood Obesity Rates Spike, Dr. Mark Holterman Finds Treatment

Today, children are plagued with a new epidemic in the form of childhood obesity. The number of obese children living in the United States has tripled during the past few decades. Approximately one out of five children from the ages of six through 19 suffers from obesity. When a child experiences obesity, he or she

Congressional Republicans divided on tax cuts

President Trump’s attempt at tax reform faces one of the same problems as his attempt at health care reform: a divide among Congressional Republicans. According to The Washington Post, a group of presidential advisers and congressional leaders is developing a framework they intend to release next week. However, the framework will not address the elephant

Republican Lawmakers Are Aiming Low In Order To Get Democrats On Board With A New Healthcare Bill

The Republicans are not happy Washington campers. Nothing seems to be going their way, even though they have control of Congress. The recent healthcare vote was a clear signal. The Republicans are tripping over their own political feet. And President Donald Trump’s banter is turning the old Republican guards like John McCain, Mitch McConnell, and

Republicans May Seek Bipartisan Approach to Healthcare Reform

Republicans are still reeling from their second failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. However, it doesn’t seem that GOP leaders are quite ready to admit defeat yet in their battle to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system. Instead, it now appears that Republican congress members may not be looking

While Congress Battles Over Healthcare Reform, Insurance Companies Record Strong Profits

While Congress battled over healthcare reform for the majority of the past two months, health insurance companies recorded strong profits during the second quarter of this year. Part of the reason for the strong quarter is less exposure to Obamacare, some analysts speculate. Reports indicate that the top six health insurance companies in the U.S.