Biden's remarks at his first 2020 campaign stop echoed previous speeches that paired attacks on President Trump with calls for greater worker dignity.
Month: April 2019
‘Bring it on’: Biden and Sanders teams kick off debate over Medicare-for-all
Allies of the leading Democratic presidential candidates are preparing to criticize each other over the single-payer health plan.
Is the GOP anti-socialism pitch actually working?
For months, Republicans have been warning that Democratic proposals for universal health care and curbing greenhouse gas emissions will turn the U.S. toward socialism. But voters in Colorado don't seem to be buying it.
Shorten pledges billions for seniors’ dental bills, childcare and educators’ wage rise
Labor leader vows to ‘build Medicare’ as Scott Morrison announces plan to freeze refugee intake
Bill Shorten has unveiled three big-spending policies to invest $2.4bn in seniors’ dental care, $4bn to provide cheaper childcare for families and to boost early childhood educators’ pay by 20%.
Shorten made the promises that Labor will “build Medicare” and expand social services to win the 2019 election on a positive platform of “hope over fear, vision over cynicism” at a quasi campaign launch at the Box Hill Town Hall in Melbourne on Sunday.Continue reading...
A Workable Alternative To Nursing Homes In Vermont — Adult Family Care
In Vermont, there are more elderly patients with medical needs than there are nursing homes. A growing number of families in the state are opening their homes to the elderly as an alternative.
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Iowa Senate Republicans propose banning the use of Medicaid dollars on transgender surgery
Trump renews vow to repeal Affordable Care Act weeks after GOP leaders urge caution on the issue
Trump’s promise came as Sen. Charles E. Grassley insisted Congress would not repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.
What 13 states discovered after spending hundreds of thousands drug testing the poor
Thirteen states spent more than $200,000 screening federal-aid applicants for drugs last year. Only 338 people tested positive, according to data gathered by ThinkProgress.
In total, the states required more than 260,000 people to submit to drug screening or testing as a condition of receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), which provides cash assistance to low-income people. In some states, not one person tested positive.
While universal drug testing for TAN...
Trump: McCain ‘did the nation a tremendous disservice’ with ObamaCare vote
President Trump criticized the late Sen. John McCain in an interview Thursday night with Fox News's Sean Hannity, saying the Arizona Republican "did the nation a tremendous disservice" by voting against a GOP bill to repe...
Biden to face pressure on Medicare for All
Former Vice President Joe Biden's entry into the 2020 race is putting a renewed focus on the sharp divide between Democratic candidates who want to strengthen ObamaCare and those who prefer to make the leap to "Medicare f...