User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Public Option
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Colorado hospital profits are skyrocketing, new state report says 24.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado hospitals are making billions in profits while consumers pick up the tab, a new report from the state says. Hospitals say the state isn't taking into account how much of Colorado's aging population is covered by Medicare, which pays less than private insurance.
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Colorado family leave advocates pursue ballot measure in case lawmakers don’t pass it 22.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
A Colorado group is trying to put a measure on the state ballot asking voters to pass family and medical leave in case lawmakers don't pass legislation this year.
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Colorado voters support creating a public health insurance option, limiting drug costs, poll finds 22.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
More than half of Colorado voters are in favor of the state creating a public insurance health option and nearly three-quarters support setting limits on prescription drug costs, according to a new survey by a progressive political group.
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In Historic Shift, US’s Second-Largest Physician Group Endorses Medicare for All 21.1.2020 Truthout.com
In Historic Shift, US’s Second-Largest Physician Group Endorses Medicare for All
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Second largest physicians group in US has new prescription: It’s Medicare for All 21.1.2020 Raw Story
More than 2,000 physicians announced an open letter to the American public, prescribing single-payer Medicare for All, in a full-page ad in the New York Times that will run in the print edition on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. On Monday, in a separate but related move, the American College of Physicians (ACP), a national organization […]
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Klobuchar could see boost in momentum, fundraising after NY Times endorsement 21.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
“It's going to give her more attention, particularly when you get past Iowa where her name won't be as recognizable,” says one political science professor. “And if people say, 'Oh, who is this? Let's take a closer look,' that'll give her perhaps a little bit of momentum, particularly if she does well in the Iowa caucuses."
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How will Colorado’s public health insurance option work? 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Last session, Colorado lawmakers directed state agencies to create a plan for a new “state option” for health insurance, but much still needs to happen before you could buy in.
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The Papers: 'Dazzling duchess' Kate and Putin's Kremlin revamp 16.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
William and Kate's first engagement since 'Megexit' and Putin's Kremlin plans lead some newspapers.
Study: Medicare for All Could Save $600 Billion Annually on Bureaucratic Waste 8.1.2020 Truthout.com
Study: Medicare for All Could Save $600 Billion Annually on Bureaucratic Waste
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Colorado General Assembly’s 2020 session starts today. Here’s what’s coming. 8.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado lawmakers return to the Capitol on Wednesday for the first day of the 2020 legislative session. Even before bills have been introduced, it's clear they will be tackling significant issues that will affect Coloradans' daily lives from health care costs to paid family leave to gun control legislation.
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Universal coverage, single-payer, ‘Medicare for All’: What does it all mean for you? 8.1.2020 Raw Story
Collectively, health care is our biggest industry. And, health care has long been one of the most politically contested issues. Partisan wrangling over health reform has perhaps been the most acrimonious issue in Americans politics, exemplified by the failed Clinton health reform efforts in the 1990s and the passage of the Affordable Care Act in […]
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U.S. health system costs four times more to run than Canada's single-payer system 8.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Health administration costs were more than four-fold higher per capita in the U.S. than in Canada ($2,479 vs. $551 per person), which has a single-payer system.

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Study shows Medicare for All could save US $600 billion annually on paperwork and other ‘useless bureaucracy’ 8.1.2020 Raw Story
“Industry wants you to think universal healthcare is too expensive. In reality, it’s our current system that’s a wasteful, unsustainable disaster.” Insurers and healthcare providers in the United States spent a staggering $812 billion on paperwork and other administrative burdens in 2017 alone, bureaucratic costs that could be dramatically reduced by switching to a single-payer […]
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Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Talking As Much About ‘Medicare For All’ 2.1.2020 Outside the Beltway
"Medicare For All" is the centerpiece of Elizabeth Warren's campaign for President, but she's not talking about it as much as she used to.
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The top moments from a decade that reshaped American politics 1.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A tumultuous decade in politics saw everything from the presidency and reelection of the first black president to the rise of the Tea Party and the improbable election of Donald Trump as president.
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What does the speech mean for you? 19.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
The BBC's experts give their analysis of what the government is, and isn't, planning for the next year.
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Warren doubled down on 'Medicare for All' as voters had second thoughts 14.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Massachusetts senator has pushed corporate regulation and fighting corruption as campaign centerpieces since early on. So how did "Medicare for All" come to define her platform while support slid?
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Column: Medicare boss Seema Verma is a threat to public health programs 13.12.2019 LA Times: Business

Seema Verma, the federal official in charge of Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, has blasted into the limelight. And not in a good way.

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ACA insurers in the Supreme Court: Why consumers should pay attention 10.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The case centers on $12 billion in payments the federal government pledged to insurers to defray their losses in the first years of the health law. Did rescinding those payments send premiums soaring?
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Fearing retaliation, some immigrants stay away from public aid 10.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Medicaid, food assistance and other federal programs can help keep struggling immigrant families afloat. Many, though, increasingly fear being punished for seeking those benefits, and being labeled a “public charge.”
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