Former Obama official Andy Slavitt made the bold claim that Republicans were changing their health-care bill ‘not just to gut Medicaid, but to allow states to eliminate it.’ False.
McConnell squelched any possibility of pre-gaming consensus on the Senate side. It was a bet on his own ability as leader, and he lost.
Moderates want other senators to respect their states’ decisions on Medicaid expansion, but want to dictate to other senators how those senators’ states should regulate health insurance.
Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to allow insurers to sell non-Obamacare plans would turn the exchanges into high-risk pools for the old and sick. That might not be such a bad thing.
Another health-care bill, another pack of senators holding the nation hostage until they get special treatment.
Women don’t know the risks associated with putting off pregnancy. As a result, we’re seeing an increase in high-risk pregnancies and high-risk births.
The ultimate question in Charlie’s case is: who should decide what’s in his best interest? The answer: His parents. Not the courts. Not the hospital. Not the government.
While the public hold little sympathy for Big Pharma, when the drug industry suffers, people suffer. And when Big Pharma wins, people win.
The U.S. medical community defines maternal mortality differently than the WHO, and keeps better records for the women in its care than other countries do.
Did a Republican president who pledged to repeal Obamacare get elected to office in November—or not?
If the Obamacare mandates are not repealed, it would be a serious betrayal of voters, and grounds for mounting primary challenges to incumbents.
Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price announced Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald will be the new head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Because Michael Hiltzik had ‘never heard anything about’ Ohio dumping disabled people from Medicaid thanks to Obamacare’s expansion, he concluded it must be bogus. It’s not.
This past week, frictions caused by federalism helped create the legislative stalemate, but the forces of federalism can also pave the way for a solution.
Ten years ago, Deamonte Driver died of a toothache even though he had Medicaid. In today’s debate over Obamacare, Democrats refuse to face the facts.
Here’s a concrete example of what ‘skyrocketing premiums,’ ‘gargantuan deductibles,’ and ‘outrageous co-pays’ look like on the ground for a blue-collar, middle-class truck driver.
The overhaul being contemplated in Washington could give states flexibility to modernize Medicaid and provide better care to patients, which could end up saving taxpayers money.
Throwing taxpayer money at skyrocketing premiums won’t solve the problem, and will instead just create another entitlement that health insurers will want to make permanent.
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