Many state legislatures will wrestle with rising costs for Medicaid, education and public pensions when they get back to work in the new year
Month: December 2018
Democrats head into 2019 divided on how to fix health care
Judge grants stay after ruling Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, Obamacare stays in effect
How Sen. Orrin Hatch Shaped America’s Health Care In Controversial Ways
Republican Orrin Hatch is leaving the Senate after 42 years. He led bipartisan efforts to get more kids and AIDS patients health care. He also thrived on donations from the drug industry.
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Affordable Care Act Can Stay In Effect While Under Appeal, Judge Says
The federal judge in Texas issued a stay on the health care law more than two weeks after ruling it unconstitutional due to a recent elimination of a tax penalty on uninsured people.
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Judge says Affordable Care Act will remain in effect during appeal
Trump blames deaths of migrant children on ‘Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies’
For the first time, President Donald Trump acknowledged the recent deaths of two migrant children who were in the custody of his government on Saturday — by blaming Democrats.
In a series of tweets, Trump suggested that the deaths of seven-year-old Jakelin Ameí Rosmery Caal Maquin and eight-year-old Felipe Gómez Alonzo were “the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies.”
After implying that his proposed border wall — which has led...
‘Medicare for All’ Gains Favor With Democrats Looking Ahead to 2020
Democrats dream of expanding Medicare, but struggle to define the role of the popular private plans that now cover more than one-third of the 60 million Medicare beneficiaries.
A new novel suggests universal basic income would make people deeply unhappy
It’s the year 2036. Cars drive themselves. Your house is run by an AI. You have a tiny device implanted in your hand, called a gram, which delivers everything to you—even more convenient than Amazon Prime. And a robot has your job. But you’ve got gov...
Finally, US hospitals will have to post their prices online
Astronomical hospital bills are a trope of American health care. Hospitals in the US are known for charging exorbitant fees for simple procedures, and for adding baffling entries to discharge bills. Notorious examples include the woman who was charged $40 to hold her newbo...