Big day on the Trump-Russia front. What a perfect time to try to throw everybody off of their health care! And also gather the world together at the UN and insult time, singly and as a whole! At least it’s Friday. Listen right here at...Show More Summary
We begin today’s roundup with The New York Times and its take on the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act: It is hard to overstate the cruelty of the Graham-Cassidy bill. … [T]he formula for determining state grants would penalize the 31 states that expanded Medicaid under the A.C.A. Show More Summary
Every family is affected by the challenges of our ageing society. The government must act now to build health and care provision fit for all This party conference season, all political parties will use their platforms to set out a post-election vision. Show More Summary
A project encouraging conversations about health and care is helping develop ideas to solve common problems How often does the chat you didn’t expect to have end up being the best conversation of your day? It might be with a colleague...Show More Summary
Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face … Click to Continue »
A nonprofit West Virginia research group says the latest attempt by U.S. Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act would cut the state's Medicaid funding by $2 billion by … Click to Continue »
Rush University Medical Center ranked fourth among 107 leading academic medical centers in the United States, up from fifth last year, in a national study conducted by the health care services company Vizient. It is the fifth consecutive...Show More Summary
It is good for forcing some fiscal discipline on health care, but state governments are fiscally too weak to take over America’s public sector health care finance. That is the message of my latest Bloomberg column. Here is one excerpt: There is another problem with state experimentation in this context. Show More Summary
You will recall Bill Cassidy spending some time congratulating himself for being the Republican Moral Conscience on healthcare: Sen. Bill Cassidy on Friday set a new standard for measuring health care, coining what he called “the Jimmy Kimmel test.” The Louisiana Republican cited Kimmel’s passionate monologue on health care when responding to a question from […]
For what feels like the 1,000th time this year, the Republican Senate is looking to ram through a hugely consequential health care bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and “replace” it with... a lot less.
Together, 21 GOP lawmakers from California and New York voted for the American Health Care Act in May, and a threshold question for considering Graham-Cassidy's prospects is to wonder how many of them will be willing to vote to blow a hole in their state's health care budget.
Nearly eight in 10 employees saw health care costs go up last year — and that affects other areas of their life.
Pet owners caring for terminally ill animals are at increased risk for depression, anxiety and stress.
The California legislature has won its fight with the Orange County Board of Supervisors about who will oversee the county’s $3.4 billion public health care plan, CalOptima, which covers nearly 800,000 low-income, disabled and elderly residents. The legislature passed Senate Bill 4 last week, codifying the composition of CalOptima’s governing board after local health care […]
Doctors’ groups are against the latest Republican effort to repeal Obamacare and gut health care, writing that “The proposal fails to protect the health care coverage and consumer protections available under current law.” Public hospitals are against it. Show More Summary
Weeks after Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) pulled off a political stunner — blocking the GOP’s health care bill at the last second — Republicans refuse to say die. Over the summer recess of soul-searching, two senators put their heads together and hatched a new plan to try and make good on the party’s seven-year promise […]
This is a timely new study for all those patriotic, veteran-loving Republican senators who might be tempted to support another vote on Obamacare repeal: it would leave many veterans uninsured and put additional strain on the VA medical...Show More Summary
We've seen this movie before -- but it might end differently this time.
Today, HRC responded to the proposed Cassidy-Graham “health care” proposal in the U.S. Senate. The bill, concocted behind closed doors without any public input, is yet another effort by President Trump and some Senate Republicans to take away health care from millions of Americans. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — Before supporters of universal health coverage get all wrapped up debating a single-payer system, they need to focus on a dire threat to the Affordable Care Act likely to come up for a vote in the Senate before the end of the month. The latest repeal bill is an offering from Sens. Lindsey [...]Show More Summary