Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives will begin holding hearings on expanding Medicare this spring and will aim to pass a bill by the end of next year, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday.
Month: January 2019
Rep. Gwen Moore announces cancer diagnosis and remission
The Wisconsin Democrat said Tuesday that she has been battling small cell lymphoma for the past 10 months. She praised the Affordable Care Act, calling herself “a living example of the lifesaving value of essential health benefits.”
Democratic rep announces she has cancer while defending ObamaCare
A Democratic congresswoman announced her cancer diagnosis Tuesday during a hearing focused on ObamaCare's protections for people with pre-existing conditions.Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), 67, said in a House Ways &...
For Rep. Gwen Moore, quality coverage for people with pre-existing conditions is personal
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) has cancer, but she’s fighting back and did so early.
The congresswoman, representing Wisconsin’s 4th congressional district for over a decade, was first diagnosed with small lymphocytic lymphoma in June; it’s a non-Hodgkin lymphoma where the cancer originates in the lymphatic system or the disease-fighting network throughout the body.
“It is sort of a silent kind of cancer,” she told ThinkProgress by phone. “Many peo...
Harris backs ‘Medicare-for-all’ and eliminating private insurance as we know it
California Sen. Kamala Harris fully embraced "Medicare-for-all" single payer health insurance at a CNN town hall Monday and said she's willing to end private insurance to make it happen. <...
This is how to end government shutdowns forever
Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Friday that she supports permanent legislation to ensure that government shutdowns never happen again. Broadly speaking, Pelosi wants legislation providing that “any appropriations bill that does not get agreed upon within a timely fashion by the date, you automatically go into a CR” — a “continuing resolution” that maintains current spending levels.
Basically, Pelosi would replace the current default rule — that governm...
Medicaid expansion supporters to rally as Utah Legislature opens
State leaders have said they plan to implement Medicaid expansion, but want to make changes to control costs
84 days after residents voted for Medicaid expansion, Utah lawmakers want to repeal or cap it
The Utah state legislature returns to work on Monday and GOP lawmakers are already proposing multiple bills that hobble a successful ballot measure to expand health care to more low-income residents.
Utah State Sen. Allen Christensen’s (R) bill would prevent the ballot initiative — “Proposition 3,” which was approved in November and allowed for a clean Medicaid expansion — from going into effect. It would do so if the federal government approves a waive...
This is why Republicans were so desperate to keep Nancy Pelosi from becoming speaker again
Nancy Pelosi has been speaker of the House for just 22 days, and she just humiliated the president of the United States.
Ever since President Donald Trump shut down much of the government last month, Pelosi has delivered a consistent message to Trump — “my offer to you is this: nothing.” On Friday, Trump took that offer, announcing his support for a short-term funding bill that will reopen the government for three weeks without any additional funding for a border w...
The Health 202: The Trump administration is working on Medicaid block grants
But states might not bite.