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.
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
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.
Most senior Medicare recipients will be able to get prescription plans that cap copay costs for insulin, allowing them access to various types of insulins at no more than a $35 copay for a month's supply, the White House announced during a call with reporters on Tuesday.
“The crisis has highlighted the human toll of our broken health-care system,” says Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, long at the forefront of Republican efforts to undo Obama-era policies through the courts, is emerging as a key warrior in President Donald Trump's growing fight against expanding mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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...
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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