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.
Month: May 2020
[Correspondence] Cost-effectiveness of transitional US plans for universal health care
The USA stands alone as the only high-income country not to provide health care as a human right, leaving almost 80 million of its citizens without adequate insurance.1–3 In a 2020 study, we found that securing quality health care for the entire country would save 68 000 lives and 1·73 million life-years annually.4
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.
Need to sign up for health insurance? Keep an eye on the calendar
White House announces plan to cap insulin costs at $35 a month for senior Medicare enrollees
The Health 202: Coronavirus proves U.S. needs Medicare-for-all, its advocates say
“The crisis has highlighted the human toll of our broken health-care system,” says Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
Key Obamacare opponent emerges as Trump’s top warrior in mail-in voting battle
Appeals court likely to rule Obamacare unconstitutional
The Affordable Care Act, and the health coverage of millions of Americans, could face a major threat to its future Wednesday morning. A federal appeals court in New Orleans appears ready to rule that a core provision of Obamacare is unconstitutional. Paula Reid reports.
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...
To Figure Out Who’s A Citizen, Trump Administration Is Using These Records
After failing to get the now-blocked citizenship question onto 2020 census forms, the Trump administration is turning to IRS tax forms, Medicaid data and Interior Department law enforcement records.
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