Concord Coalition Weighs U.S. Deficit Against Pandemic’s Effect on Health Care Policy
Think Tanks
Concord Coalition Weighs U.S. Deficit Against Pandemic’s Effect on Health Care Policy
2020-11-13 15:41:56
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON - With over 10.5 million Americans so far infected with COVID-19, the U.S. health care system’s focus has understandably been on strategies for combating the virus. Yet when the nation is finally able to shift back to handling longer-term... Read More

New Government Run Health Insurance Option Could Be More Expensive Than Initial Projections, Study Shows
Health
New Government Run Health Insurance Option Could Be More Expensive Than Initial Projections, Study Shows
2020-11-05 22:10:36
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON -- With Congress considering significant health care reforms, including creating a government-run health insurance plan called the public option, a new study shows that it could be significantly more expensive than previously estimated. The study, released by Lanhee J.... Read More

Supreme Court Starts New Term, With Health Care, Religion and Gay Rights on the Docket
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Starts New Term, With Health Care, Religion and Gay Rights on the Docket

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court opened a new term Monday and within weeks is set to hear cases on health care and religion that may give a preview of how the conservative majority will wield its power. But the eight... Read More

With DACA Ruling, Did Supreme Court Grant Trump New Powers to Reshape Health Care?
Political News
With DACA Ruling, Did Supreme Court Grant Trump New Powers to Reshape Health Care?

President Donald Trump came into office vowing to repeal and replace Obamacare. While he successfully neutralized the health care law’s requirement that everyone carry insurance, the law remains in effect. When Fox News host Chris Wallace noted that Trump has... Read More

Left Out: Ways and Means Committee Releases Report Exploring Health System Inequities
In The News
Left Out: Ways and Means Committee Releases Report Exploring Health System Inequities
2020-07-15 15:38:38
by Reece Nations

Challenges faced by residents of rural and underserved communities regarding barriers to health care were analyzed in a report released by the House Ways and Means Committee. The report, entitled “Left Out: Barriers to Health Equity for Rural and Underserved... Read More

Poll: Pandemic Does Little to Alter US Views on Health Care
Opinion Polls
Poll: Pandemic Does Little to Alter US Views on Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pushed hospitals to the edge, and millions of workers lost job-based coverage in the economic shutdown to slow the spread, but a new poll suggests Americans have remarkably little interest in big changes to health... Read More

Coronavirus Widens Health Care Divide Between Red States and Blue States
Health
Coronavirus Widens Health Care Divide Between Red States and Blue States

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Jenny Morones and Courtney Marrs are both working mothers. Both labor to raise three children on low incomes. Both fled abusive relationships. But because Morones lives in California — a state that expanded its safety net through... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Slate of Bills to Strengthen the Health Care System
Congress
New Democrat Coalition Endorses Slate of Bills to Strengthen the Health Care System
2020-02-07 19:56:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition has endorsed a slate of seven bills aimed at improving health care coverage and reducing costs for millions of Americans. “The American people deserve solutions that move past partisan posturing and make real progress... Read More

Spanberger Fighting to Strengthen Benefits for Veteran Firefighters
Congress
Spanberger Fighting to Strengthen Benefits for Veteran Firefighters
2020-02-06 21:50:45
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., believes veteran firefighters should receive fair retirement and health care benefits that better accord to their service to their country. Toward that end, she’s introduced H.R. 5637, the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act.... Read More

Cuellar Says Texas Will Turn Blue When Democrats Embrace Rural Areas
Political News
Cuellar Says Texas Will Turn Blue When Democrats Embrace Rural Areas
2019-12-24 15:03:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Henry Cuellar had no sooner returned to his native Texas, then he was being asked to reflect on one of the busiest and most consequential Decembers in the history of the U.S. Congress. In the three days... Read More

McBath Aims for Bipartisanship on Major Issues
Congress
McBath Aims for Bipartisanship on Major Issues
2019-12-19 16:11:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Last week was a typical whirlwind week in the life of Rep. Lucy McBath. In the space of five days, the Georgia Democrat, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, voted on impeachment, health care, trade and joined... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Endorses Health Care Stabilization Bills
Health
New Democrat Coalition Endorses Health Care Stabilization Bills
2019-09-10 21:10:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition on Tuesday endorsed a pair of bills intended to stabilize the Affordable Care Act while expanding health care coverage and driving down insurance costs for more Americans. Both bills were put forward by the... Read More

Trump Plans Major Health Care Speech in September, Conway Says
Health
Trump Plans Major Health Care Speech in September, Conway Says

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to introduce an “elaborate” plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system in a major September speech, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday. The plan is expected to include proposals to reduce drug... Read More

California Extends Health Benefits To Adult Undocumented Immigrants
State News
California Extends Health Benefits To Adult Undocumented Immigrants
2019-07-11 10:30:54
by Dan McCue

When California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state budget into law this week, he also extended health care coverage to low-income, undocumented young adults through the state's Medicaid program. Since 2016, California has allowed children under 18 to receive taxpayer-backed... Read More

Poll Finds Americans Say Health Care Costs Their Most Pressing Financial Problem
Opinion Polls
Poll Finds Americans Say Health Care Costs Their Most Pressing Financial Problem
2019-05-31 19:25:41
by Dan McCue

Americans are more likely to name healthcare costs than any other issue when asked to say what is the most important financial problem facing their family, a recent Gallup poll found. In a survey conducted April 17-30, 17 percent of... Read More

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