Ostracized from party, Steve King faces tough primary

For years, Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Bob Vander Plaats, an influential Christian conservative, have fought on the same side of the culture wars, attending the same summits and bus tours to attack Republican boogeymen like Planned Parenthood and the Affordable Care Act. In 2016, they teamed up to co-chair the presidential campaign of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who won the Iowa caucuses after securing their support.

Potential Implications of Lowering the Medicare Eligibility Age to 60

This Viewpoint discusses the possible effects of former US Vice President and 2020 Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s proposal to lower Medicare eligibility age to 60 years on private insurance, Medicare, and Social Security coverage and spending, and the political and financial implications for US states struggling with health care costs and the economic downturn of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Depending on where they live, coronavirus can still cost Americans thousands of dollars

Relatively early in America’s adventures in coronavirus, on March 18, the US government approved legislation that made  coronavirus testing, as well as the visit to administer it, free for all Americans, whether or not they have health care insurance (although if the visit doesn’t result in a coronavirus test, it is not covered).

It was an essential policy: The fear of medical bills acts as a deterrent for many Americans, pushing them to delay, or avoid, tests or medical tr...