“We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump told the Washington Post. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.” Trump was also quoted as saying in the interview that he would target pharmaceutical companies over drug pricing and insist they negotiate directly with the Medicare and Medicaid government health plans for the elderly and poor.
Seizing Trump’s campaign slogan, Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer sternly signaled Republicans on their plans to repeal Obamacare and cut Medicare and Medicaid.
Back when the president’s health reform plan first passed, Republicans and their media echoes warned loudly about mythical “death panels” embedded in his legislation. Now, the voters who believed that nonsense are about to meet the real death panel — led by Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate leader Mitch McConnell, and Rep. Tom Price, the Georgia Republican slated to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
What did Clinton really say? And what did his words mean? He was addressing actual problems with the system under the Affordable Care Act and proposing solutions, not suggesting that the original bill’s reforms should be discarded.
Planned Parenthood and 10 of its patients sued the state of Texas on Monday to block officials from cutting off Medicaid funds, calling the state’s actions “political” and part of a long-term pattern of denying reproductive health care to women.
New Mexico and Massachusetts lead the list of states with the most terminated providers still participating in the program.
Conservative policies give workers weaker families, dimmer futures, and corporate governance. So why do they punish themselves by voting conservative?
Dallas County citizens paid over $467 million in taxes last year in order to cover care for the uninsured, a cost that could be reduced by expanding Medicare.
Republicans’ fiercest opponents are themselves. Actual reality has proven to be a powerful countervailing force, when enough Americans vote.
Even though Luis Lang, a Republican, refused to buy coverage under the dreaded “Obamacare,” he thought it would be available to him in an emergency.
Rick Scott isn’t a functioning governor. He is the emptiest of empty suits — no talent for leadership, no muscle for compromise, no sense whatsoever of the big picture.
If conservative states do expand Medicaid, it is often complicated, discourages enrollment, and penalizes the poor by requiring premium payments.
By rejecting Obamacare, Bobby Jindal opts out of Medicaid assistance for Baton Rougean, forcing neighborhood hospitals to close.