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Why You Should Detest Our Employer-Based Healthcare System

Chris Medrano

Employer-sponsored health insurance is the cornerstone of the American healthcare system—and it’s screwing everyone over.

Consider for a moment why almost half of the country gets their health coverage through their employer. We don’t receive food, clothing, or housing from our employer. And those factors probably have a greater effect on health outcomes than insurance. What makes health insurance different?

The answer is wrapped up in a story of government’s good intentions gone awry. Continue reading “Why You Should Detest Our Employer-Based Healthcare System”

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Forget Not His Benefits

Chris Medrano

If you have a job, it is likely your employer offers benefits in addition to wages. These benefits can include a retirement plan, health insurance, and even stock options. 

Likewise, having a relationship with God through faith in Jesus comes with benefits. David reminds himself in Psalm 103 to “bless the Lord…and forget not his benefits.” Continue reading “Forget Not His Benefits”

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A “Replace” by Any Other CBO Score

Chris Medrano

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released an updated score of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare.

At face value, the numbers are awful. Over the next decade, the report says 23 million people would lose their insurance under the AHCA.

But not all is at it seems. Continue reading “A “Replace” by Any Other CBO Score”

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Obamacare’s “Ransom” Means “Bailout”

Chris Medrano

On Thursday of last week, Trump made a comment that went unnoticed by many.

If we don’t pay lots of ransom money over to the insurance companies, [Obamacare] would die.

Unfortunately, he’s got a point. Currently, the Obamacare markets are being sustained by billions of dollars in illegal corporate welfare to coax insurers to remain and prevent a death spiral. Continue reading “Obamacare’s “Ransom” Means “Bailout””

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