Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Privatization of Medicare and Medicaid is costing us in money and in access.
Posted by Craig at 11:56 AM
Do Democrats Have A Health Care Plan?: Nancy Pelosi says there are three reasons the Democrats took back the House: “Health care, health care and health care.” She may be right. Half the Democratic TV ads were on health care. By one estimate, Democratic candidates spent a reported $90 million on health care ads alone.
Posted by Craig at 6:32 AM
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Trump administration's plea to health care industry surprises experts - StarTribune.com: It has asked for recommendations to relax rules that prohibit kickbacks and other payments intended to influence care for people on Medicare or Medicaid.
Posted by Craig at 6:47 AM
Friday, November 23, 2018
Catherine Rampell: Arkansas' Medicaid experiment has proved disastrous | Columnists | lacrossetribune.com
Catherine Rampell: Arkansas' Medicaid experiment has proved disastrous | Columnists | lacrossetribune.com: BENTONVILLE, Ark. — This summer, Arkansas became the first state to require poor people to prove they’re employed to receive Medicaid.
Posted by Craig at 6:58 AM
Thursday, November 22, 2018
When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More - The New York Times: Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the country.
Posted by Craig at 6:29 AM
Koch Machine Suffers Major Losses on Its Health Care Agenda - EXPOSEDbyCMD: Koch network groups failed to stop Medicaid expansion measure in three states and lost many of its health care allies.
Posted by Craig at 6:22 AM
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against “Medicare for All”: Industry groups are reprising an old strategy to take down new enthusiasm for universal health care.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Iowa Medicaid cost increases nearly triple under managed care: Per-member Medicaid costs climbed an average of 1.5 percent a year before private managers took over, but 4.4 percent since then, state figures show.
Posted by Craig at 7:14 AM
Monday, November 19, 2018
Opinion | Democrats, Don’t Procrastinate on America’s Health - The New York Times: If lawmakers hope to build on the Affordable Care Act and fix its flaws, they have to get to work now.
Posted by Craig at 6:35 AM
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Doctors Are Fed Up With Being Turned Into Debt Collectors - Bloomberg: Physicians, hospitals and medical labs are grappling with the rise in high-deductible insurance
Posted by Craig at 6:18 AM
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Single-payer health care is better than ObamaCare | TheHill: Single-payer is simply the most efficient and most humane way to cover everyone, including those with pre-existing conditions, which many people have through no fault of their own.
Posted by Craig at 8:42 AM
Friday, November 16, 2018
Five lessons from Canada on single-payer health care - Chicago Tribune: Look to Canada for lessons on health care.
Posted by Craig at 7:08 AM
Monday, November 12, 2018
Posted by Craig at 7:04 AM
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Obama's health insurance overhaul a winner in midterms: WASHINGTON (AP) — The personality looming over the 2018 midterms was President Donald Trump. The issue was health care, the top concern for voters as they decided how to cast their ballots. This week's election showed a nation increasingly — if belatedly — in step with former President Barack Obama's approach to it. Health care was the top issue for about one-fourth of voters, ahead of immigration and jobs and the economy, according to VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 115,000 voters and about 22,000 nonvoters conducted for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago.
Posted by Craig at 6:28 AM
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Our Broken Healthcare System: How Scared Should We Be? | Medpage Today: Toxic political atmosphere, entrenched status quo discourage serious discussion
Posted by Craig at 7:35 AM
What’s the difference between Medicare-for-all and single-payer?: Across the country, catchphrases such as "single-payer" and "universal health care" are sweeping political races as Democrats tap into voter anger about GOP efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act.
Posted by Craig at 6:54 AM
Sales of ‘Ruinous’ Health Insurance Plans - The New York Times: The Federal Trade Commission said a Florida enterprise collected millions with a deceptive marketing scheme aimed at Americans searching for health coverage.
Posted by Craig at 6:46 AM
Monday, November 5, 2018
It's Not Just About Pre-Existing Conditions -- Medicaid Is On The Ballot Too | HuffPost: Health insurance for literally millions depends on what happens in the midterm elections.
Posted by Craig at 6:19 AM
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Rep. Gordon Hintz: Wisconsin Republicans are lying about pre-existing conditions | Column | madison.com
Rep. Gordon Hintz: Wisconsin Republicans are lying about pre-existing conditions | Column | madison.com: No last-minute TV ad can make up for Gov. Walker’s track record on undermining health care coverage.
Posted by Craig at 10:42 AM