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U.S. House Democrats introduce sweeping ‘Medicare for All’ bill

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled an ambitious proposal on Tuesday to move all Americans into the government’s Medicare health insurance program, tapping into public frustration over the rising cost of healthcare that has become a key issue for the party as it seeks to gain control of Congress and the White House in 2020.

By |2019-03-01T07:58:19+00:00February 26th, 2019|Health Care, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Democrats divided over presidential contenders’ push for eliminating private insurance

The emerging 2020 presidential campaign has deepened the Democratic party's divide over how the government should cover all Americans, further exposing the differences between those who want a total overhaul of the health care system and those who prefer a more incremental approach to fix it.

By |2019-01-30T07:20:33+00:00January 30th, 2019|Health Care, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Health care remains top issue in Florida as voters go to the polls

One week before the midterm elections, the CBS News Battleground Tracker shows Democrats have the advantage as they try to take control of the House for the first time since 2010. It will be harder for them to take back the Senate.

By |2018-10-31T05:55:07+00:00October 31st, 2018|Health Care, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care."

By |2018-10-15T05:39:42+00:00October 15th, 2018|Health Care, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Questions and Answers about Medicare for All’s Costs

By Charles Blahous, Economics21.org-- My recently-published estimate of the federal costs of Medicare for All (M4A) continues to receive widespread public and press attention.  The ongoing discussion has prompted a number of common questions about the study, which this article attempts to answer. Q:  Does the estimate account for what the federal government is already spending on health care? A:  Yes. [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:43:34+00:00August 21st, 2018|Health Care|0 Comments