User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Public Option
Last updated: Jul 16 2019 08:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Klobuchar promotes proposals to help seniors 16.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Vice President Joe Biden along with New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper were all in Iowa Monday for separate appearances on stage at AARP-Des Moines Register forum.
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Biden’s health care plan reveals the divide among Democrats 16.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Former Vice President Joe Biden released his health care plan on Monday, formally entering the Democratic debate about how to solve the country’s health care crisis, in which 26% of Americans struggle to afford services even with insurance and out-of-pocket medical costs outpace wage growth. The Biden plan expands upon the Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]
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Joe Biden Introduces Proposal For New, Improved Obamacare 15.7.2019 Crooks Liars
Joe Biden rolled out his new health care plan over the weekend, John Berman said, introducing CNN correspondent Jessica Dean with the details. "Look, this is becoming the issue that is quickly becoming a defining issue for these candidates. We're starting to see only some of the contrasts," Dean said. "Let's break down what Joe Biden is offering here. Two big components here: Federal subsidies to make Obamacare exchanges cheaper. A public option program similar to Medicare, it also allows Medicare to negotiate to make drug prices cheaper. Federal subsidies to make it cheaper. This is going to allow a family of four making $110,000 to save about $750 a month. They're also going to support gold plans versus silver. A gold plan's gonna let you have a lower deductible down that public option, then you're going to be able to put in people who are in Republican-led red states that were not able to get -- they did not expand Medicaid. So now they're going to be enrolled in this public option. Also, if you have ...
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Joe Biden unveils his alternative to ‘Medicare for all’ 15.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Joe Biden unveiled a robust plan to expand Obamacare by adding a public program that all Americans could choose, as the former vice president argued Monday that medical insurance can be made universally accessible without scrapping the nation’s current model of delivering healthcare.

The Biden...

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Here’s what unions think about Medicare for All 12.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
History tells us that the support of organized labor is critical to any major health care reform in the United States. Unions represent 1 in 10 U.S. workers, making it one of the largest institutions nationwide. So what does that mean for “Medicare for All,” a policy that moves everyone into one public plan with […]
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California becomes first state to give young undocumented adults health care. But is that enough? 10.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The health care system failed Ana because of her immigration status: she’s undocumented. Ana’s last two pregnancies were riddled with complications. But her lack of insurance exacerbated her health problems. She didn’t qualify for full-scope Medicaid, even though she was eligible by income, but the state did offer her pregnancy-related Medicaid, a public plan that […]
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Yes, she stuck it to Biden, but Harris’ positions are tough to pin down 7.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Who is the real Kamala Harris?

Ten days ago, the senator from California dominated the Democratic presidential debate when she excoriated Joe Biden for his opposition to mandatory busing to achieve school desegregation. Her poll ratings shot up; his sagged.

Then came the details. When reporters...

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Michael Bennet on why Joe Biden's promise to make America 'normal' again is delusional 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The following is a transcript of Michael Bennet's meeting with the Los Angeles Times' editorial board.

Nicholas Goldberg (editor of the editorial pages): Why don't you just give us a short overview if you want, of five minutes or so. You've got your plenty of questions.

Michael Bennet: Great, I'm...

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The hidden consensus: A winning Democratic platform began to emerge in the Miami debates 1.7.2019 Raw Story
In four hours over two nights in Miami, 20 candidates sparred over the most vital question facing the Democratic Party: not who it should be for, but what. If you listened hard, you could hear the first draft of a winning platform. Democrats must unite not just the party, but the country, or at least […]
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Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris stole the show at the debates — so why can’t we have two women on the ticket? 30.6.2019 Raw Story
Thanks to NBC and the Democratic National Committee’s televised beauty-contest-turned-big-ugly last week, the Democratic Party no longer looks like the most zealous advocate for the economic plight of the tens of millions of American families for whom every week is a desperate financial struggle. This article first appeared in Salon. It was so bad, in […]
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Bernie Sanders Says U.S. Must Guarantee Healthcare for All Americans, Touts Medicare-for-All 30.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The U.S. healthcare system should no longer be an embarrassment around the world and should guarantee coverage for all Americans, said the senator.
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“Medicare for All” Emerges as Early Divide in First Democratic Debate 28.6.2019 Truthout.com
The single-payer talk set off other discussions about the role of health insurance and the cost of care.
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NBC Debate Moderators Skip THESE Gaffes From 2020 Dem Candidates 28.6.2019 NewsBusters
he NBC moderators on Thursday spent the second night of Democratic debates ignoring some of the gaffes, shocking comments and startling positions of the 2020 contenders. Most significantly, moderators Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow, Savannah Guthrie and Jose Diaz-Balart failed to ask Joe Biden about his revelation that the Vice President OPPOSED Barack Obama’s decision to execute the raid that killed terrorist mastermind Osama bin ...
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Why are Democrats afraid to end private health insurance? 28.6.2019 Raw Story
Voters from both sides of the aisle are starting to support the idea of national health insurance, or Medicare for all, but just two of the ten candidates on stage for the first Democratic debate—Bill de Blasio and Elizabeth Warren—were willing to say they’d abolish private insurance. Another candidate, Beto O’Rourke, had previously expressed support […]
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Democratic Debate Key Issues Cheat Sheet: Where Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and More Stand on Major Policies 28.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Tonight's debate includes the majority of 2020 frontrunners along with some candidates (like Williamson and Yang) who present very alternative ideas of what the U.S. government should look like.
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Democrats’ intense debate on Medicare for All revealed one important thing 27.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Democratic primary debate Wednesday night revealed two big things when it comes to health care. First, most candidates on the stage were not interested in abolishing private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan, which is at the core of Medicare for All. Second, none of the Democrats had a good answer on […]
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Elizabeth Warren Cuts Down Rivals On Medicare For All: 'They Just Won't Fight For It' 27.6.2019 Crooks Liars
In tonight's Democratic debate, Lester Holt asked the candidates the following question: "Many of the people watching at home have health care insurance coverage through their employer. Who here would abolish their private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan? Just a show of hands." Two hands went up. Wonder why? Might it have to do with the terrible framing of the question? Remember, a government-run plan uses private doctors. Medicare uses private doctors. Medicare is not socialized medicine — the doctors and hospitals who accept Medicare are private doctors and hospitals — they aren't employed by the U.S. government. Regardless, Elizabeth Warren and Bill DeBlasio were the only two who raised their hands in agreement with the question, and when given the chance to answer, Senator Warren absolutely grabbed the reins and galloped away with her informed and impassioned response, and ended with a pointed jab at those fellow Dems on stage with her who refused to challenge the private insurance ...
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NBC’s Liberal Debate Obsessions: Save Miami! Grab Guns! Fight Mitch McConnell! 27.6.2019 NewsBusters
The NBC and MSNBC hosts for the very first 2020 Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday catered to the party’s far-left base, offering questions about just how to take guns away from Americans, the need for aggressive action on climate change and repeated questions about how the nominee would fight the looming threat of Mitch ...
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Democratic Debate Cheat Sheet: Key Policies of Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker and More 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Wednesday evening marks the first of twelve 2020 Democratic primary debates, a time for candidates who are vying for the top of the polls to push ahead and for those struggling with name recognition to make themselves known.
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Single-payer activists say you need to take a closer look at polls on Medicare for All 19.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Recent polls showing voters do not understand Medicare for All have received a lot of attention. But activists who’ve been working to educate the public on this issue for years aren’t surprised by the findings — and a closer look makes it clear people shouldn’t write off Medicare for All just yet. The Kaiser Family […]
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