Utah's Republican governor on Friday unveiled a Medicaid overhaul proposal that would cap how much the federal government spends on each recipient, a long-held conservative goal, setting up a test for the Trump admi...
Month: May 2019
Facing a close 2020 race, Martha McSally suddenly wants to defend John McCain’s honor
Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), who was appointed to fill the vacant Senate seat of John McCain, is demanding an investigation to find out which administration official ordered the U.S.S. John S. McCain be hidden during the president’s visit to Japan last weekend. While this is far from the first slight by the Trump administration against the late senator, it is the first time Sen. Martha McSally has shown any interest in criticizing it.
The story, which might be a bigger scandal ...
Richer Medicare Payments For Rural Hospitals Could Come At Urban Centers’ Expense
The administration's proposed adjustment to the wage index, a key factor used to set hospitals' Medicare payments, could help rural facilities while hurting those in cities.
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Single-Payer Health Care in the United States
In this Viewpoint, Woolhandler and Himmelstein review the potential benefits of single-payer health care reform, including savings on administrative costs and lower drug prices, and argue against partial solutions that might expand coverage without reducing costs and waste.
Austin shows how cities in conservative states can move forward on climate action
AUSTIN, TEXAS — This month, the capital of Texas threw its support behind the Green New Deal resolution, a bold proposal that aims to tackle both climate change and social inequities in one fell swoop. In supporting the resolution, lawmakers and advocates hope Austin can lead the way for other cities in Republican-controlled states to chart their own path.
Turning the symbolism of supporting the Green New Deal into concrete action will take significant work, however, even as t...
How Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaigns paved the way for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
A new book is tracing the political history of the American left that brought us into the age of debates over Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. Ryan Grim, DC bureau chief of the Intercept, joined "Red & Blue" to talk about his new book "We've Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement." The book is available now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1947492381/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 ]
The Health 202: There’s just one female physician in Congress. We talked to her.
Democrat Kim Schrier doesn't think Medicare-for-all is necessarily the answer.
As WNBA season tips off, star players speak out against anti-abortion bills
On Friday night, the 2019 WNBA season tips off with a contest between the Atlanta Dream and Dallas Wings. It’s a pivotal season for the league’s future. Last fall, the WNBA Player’s Association opted out of its current collective bargaining agreement, and players will be spending their spare time during the season fighting for better wages, resources, and support.
But while the league-wide drama both on and off the court remains the utmost importance to the league&...
Trump administration has now dismantled every major transgender protection it can
The Trump administration announced Friday morning sweeping changes to the rules protecting transgender people from discrimination in health care. Combined with an announcement earlier this week ending gender identity protections in homeless shelters, the administration has now taken steps to exclude transgender people from almost every aspect of public life, including employment, housing, health care, education, prisons, and the military.
The Trump administration has been forecastin...