User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Health Care Reform
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Bill to extend health insurance savings program with new fees on companies awaits Polis’ signature 24.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
It might seem counterintuitive to lower insurance costs through fees on insurance companies and hospitals, but what reinsurance does is remove some uncertainty.
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A world redrawn: Nobel winner Angus Deaton warns virus could worsen inequality 16.6.2020 Raw Story
The coronavirus outbreak has exposed existing inequalities but without reform, argues Nobel prize-winning economist Angus Deaton, it also risks making them much worse. In an interview with AFP, the Scottish-born Princeton professor called for changes to the US healthcare system and the power of the country’s big tech firms. “Someone compared the pandemics to an […]
Polis blocking Colorado bill to require coverage of mental health exams 27.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is opposing a bipartisan bill that would require Colorado insurers to cover annual mental health wellness exams -- dimming sponsors' hopes that it can pass in what's left of the legislative session.
John Oliver Demands We Solve Pandemic With Universal Health Care, Prison Reform 13.4.2020 NewsBusters
HBO’s John Oliver isn’t going to let this crisis go to waste. The far-left host has used his last two programs to insist that the response to the pandemic is “universal health care,” prison reform and an end to the “dirt-stupid reporting” of “right-wing” network OAN. The Last Week Tonight host poses as a comedian, but he really just hates ...
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'View' Urges Biden, 'Listen to Bernie,' Use Pandemic to Push Universal Health Care 9.4.2020 NewsBusters
No sooner had Sen. Bernie Sanders announced he was dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, did the media rush to demand his socialist policy vision live on in the Democrat party. On Thursday’s The View, the hosts also passionately urged Democrat frontrunner Joe Biden to embrace Sanders’ proposals for universal health care, saying he “has to listen” to Bernie because he’s “been proven right” in this coronavirus ...
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Coronavirus boils 2020 election down to one question for Democrats: ‘Is Trump competent and sane?’ 31.3.2020 Raw Story
The coronavirus crisis has blown up the 2020 election strategies for both President Donald Trump and his Democratic rivals. The president so far has enjoyed a bump in his approval rating as an apparent result of his daily news conferences, which can sometimes spin out of control during live broadcasts but are then trimmed down […]
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Colorado teachers eager for more mental health resources to help students 15.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado lawmakers committed to making access to mental health resources a focus for the 2020 legislation session following the fatal STEM School shooting last May.
Trump’s got time and money and that ‘should scare us all’: former Obama campaign manager 15.3.2020 Raw Story
When I spoke to David Plouffe, the semi-legendary architect of Barack Obama’s victorious presidential campaign in 2008, it was the afternoon of March 3, Super Tuesday. So neither of us exactly knew that Joe Biden’s coast-to-coast wipeout was coming — although, re-reading this transcript, I’m forced to conclude Plouffe had a clearer idea than I […]
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Medicare for All Would Transform the Labor Market for the Better 14.3.2020
Policymakers can implement universal health care in a way that prevents long-term job losses while creating "good" ...
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Sanders Says He Would Love to Debate Biden on Medicare for All 5.3.2020
Sanders Says He Would Love to Debate Biden on Medicare for All
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Unions Fighting Single-Payer Are Fighting Against Their Workers’ Interests 3.3.2020
Medicare for All would disrupt union contracts to turn health care from a bargaining chip into a ...
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Pramila Jayapal on the Historic Nature of Bernie’s Candidacy and the Inescapable Costs of Trump’s Presidency 28.2.2020 Mother Jones
Pramila Jayapal, the freshman Democratic congresswoman from Washington, dubbed a “rising star in the Democratic caucus” by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has been fighting for immigrants’ rights since waves of xenophobia swept the nation after 9/11, and is now one of Congress’s leading critics of President Donald Trump’s draconian immigration policies. Following a hectic few […]
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What the Trump budget says about the administration’s health priorities 21.2.2020 Raw Story
The Trump administration recently released its budget blueprint for the 2021 fiscal year, the first steps in the complex budgetary process. The final budget will reflect the input of Congress, including the Democratic House of Representatives, and will look significantly different. However, budget drafts by presidential administrations are not meaningless pages of paper. They are […]
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Column: $32 trillion for 'Medicare for all'? It's a bargain 14.2.2020 LA Times: Health

Democrats are adept at highlighting the problems with our healthcare system. But they fail miserably in explaining how Medicare for all would fix things.

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Trump’s “Health Reform Vision” Includes $1 Trillion in Cuts to Medicaid and ACA 13.2.2020
His proposal includes no protections for people with preexisting conditions and the threat of millions losing ...
Bernie Sanders wins in New Hampshire as Biden crashes and burns 12.2.2020 Raw Story
Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s high-stakes Democratic primary on Tuesday, according to US network projections, leaving rivals including party stalwart Joe Biden in his wake as he staked his claim to challenge President Donald Trump in November. Sanders, the flag-bearer for the party’s progressive wing, had 26 percent of votes with most of the count […]
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Study: 1 in 5 patients gets a surprise medical bill after surgery 12.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With two bills up for debate in the House this week aiming to stop surprise billing, research finds the average surprise bill post-surgery exceeds $2,000.
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Letters to the Editor: How Pete Buttigieg's 'Medicare for all who want it' will sabotage healthcare 11.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Pete Buttigieg's plan to offer a Medicare buy-in while keeping private insurance could create a two-tiered healthcare system.

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Hiltzik: Trump's budget proposal shreds Social Security and Medicaid benefits 11.2.2020 LA Times: Business

Trump's latest budget proposal shreds the federal safety net beyond all recognition

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GMA Hypes ‘Horrified’ Democrats, Held Hostage’ by Trump’s Divisive SOTU 5.2.2020 NewsBusters
Just like their cable news peers, ABC chose to complain about President Trump’s State of the Union address last night, instead of celebrate it. On Good Morning America Wednesday, anchor George Stephanopoulos and chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl recounted the national address entirely from the perspective of the Democrats, serving up judgement only for President Trump and Republicans while seeming to justify Democrats’ rude outbursts and ...
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