“We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Donald Trump told The Washington Post a few days before he was sworn in.
You can bet no one has any idea what that actually means. That includes Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), Trump’s nominee for secretary of health and human services, who dodged details at a confirmation hearing on Tuesday. It also includes Trump, who has yet to demonstrate that he actually knows what’s in the Affordable Care Act, let alone how he would replace it.
Discord between Trump and Congressional Republicans over how to replace Obamacare threatens to drive the GOP over an ideological cliff — or so Danziger fondly imagines.
Obamacare is a modern miracle that has expanded coverage to record levels, cut the federal deficit and expanded the life of Medicare, while adding benefits and protections for every insured American. Yet the GOP has managed to make it an entirely polarized issue, with voters who rely on the law voting against Democrats out of spite.
Seizing Trump’s campaign slogan, Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer sternly signaled Republicans on their plans to repeal Obamacare and cut Medicare and Medicaid.
Since the beginning of 2016, ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News have devoted just 32 minutes to issues coverage. Just eight years ago, the network newscasts devoted 220 minutes to issues coverage.
Fatalities related to opioids are rising drastically — in 2014, about 18,893 overdose deaths in the U.S. were related to prescription pain relievers, and 10,574 deaths were related to heroin. A new study reported that prescription opioid overdose, abuse, and dependence in the U.S. has cost more than lives; it has added up to an estimated total economic burden of $78.5 billion.
We may be getting ahead of ourselves assuming that Hillary Clinton will be next president, but let’s proceed on that (comforting) notion. Few are better prepared to preserve and improve upon the Affordable Care Act than Clinton, who’s long immersed herself in health care policy.
The Democratic counterparts first met in mid-June to find common ground, in a reportedly tense meeting during which Clinton reportedly asked what it would take to land an endorsement from the Vermont Senator
The Ryan plan recycles long-held Republican proposals like allowing consumers to buy health insurance across state lines, expanding the use of health savings accounts and giving states block grants to run the Medicaid program for the poor.
The problem with Bernie Sanders’ health care vision isn’t the vision. The problem is the politics — the reality of which battle-scarred Hillary Clinton clearly has the better grasp.
Planned Parenthood has field a lawsuit in U.S. District Court aimed at protecting access to safe and legal abortions for women in Ohio.
In addition to treating what ails you, a number of health care systems aim to sell you a health insurance plan to pay for it.
Obamacare now seems safe. Its imperfections well-documented, it remains a work in progress. But whoever is the next president should be grateful to have a universal health care program on which to build
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told home health aides that raising the minimum wage is a central part of her campaign’s economic agenda.