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Archive for August, 2017

We asked 7 experts about Sen. Brian Schatz’s big new Medicaid buy-in plan

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

In a recent interview, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) laid out his plan to allow every American to buy into Medicaid if their state allows it. It could be a significant expansion of the program, at the least as a public option for Obamacare’s marketplace. At the most, it could set up a road that leads to […]

She eats out of dumpsters so she can afford long-term care for her husband

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

BY MARIA L. LA GANGA,  Special to the Idaho Statesman Betsy Winkler’s first stop is the bakery counter. It is early on a drizzly summer morning, and the grocery store is neat and quiet. But when the sleepy clerks roll out carts brimming with past-their-prime breads and pastries, the 60-year-old gets to work. She fills […]

Congress has done the unthinkable: started down a bipartisan path toward fixing a broken health-care system

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Jennifer Fitzgerald, CEO and co-founder of PolicyGenius Over the past week, the House and Senate set forward plans to fix problems plaguing Obamacare. The move is a stark departure from the previous Republican plans of replacing Obamacare altogether or repealing it and punting on a solution until a later date. While it’s a welcome change […]

Bernie Sanders pushes universal health plan in wake of Republican repeal failure

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Bernie Sanders has spent the first months of the new Congress defending Barack Obama’s health reforms as Republicans vowed to repeal them. But after the GOP’s seven-year drive to eliminate the Affordable Care Act collapsed on the Senate floor last week, Sanders is ready to introduce his own solution – government-run universal healthcare for all Americans. […]

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