Key Design Components and Considerations for Establishing a Single-Payer Health Care System

Congressional interest in substantially increasing the number of people who have health insurance has grown in recent years. Some Members of Congress have proposed establishing a single-payer health care system to achieve universal health insurance coverage.

Posted in Economy, Health Care, U.S. Politics | Leave a comment

Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare-for-all’ plan includes health care for illegal immigrants

Sen. Bernie Sanders’, I-Vt., newly unveiled ‘Medicare-for-all’ plan, backed by a host of other 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, would open the door to giving health care to illegal immigrants — a marked left-wing departure from past proposals for healthcare reform.

Posted in Health Care, U.S. Politics | Leave a comment

GOP eyes ‘Medicare for All’ vote to highlight Democratic splits

Senate Republicans, eager to exploit Democrats’ divisions on health care, want to put their legislative rivals on the spot by bringing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” bill to the floor for a vote.

Posted in Health Care, U.S. Politics | Leave a comment

Sanders’ adds long-term care to his ‘Medicare for All’ plan

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled a revamped version of his “Medicare for All” plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential race by renewing his call for replacing job-based and private health insurance with a government plan that guarantees coverage for all.

Posted in Health Care | Leave a comment

Sanders unveils revamped ‘Medicare for All’ plan

Sen. Bernie Sanders tried to stake his position as the leading progressive in a crowded presidential field on Wednesday by rolling out a new “Medicare for All” plan, in the process reopening divisions among Democrats after President Donald Trump united them with his renewed assault on Obamacare.

Posted in Health Care | Leave a comment

Trump abandons plan for pre-election vote on health care after talking to McConnell

President Trump abandoned plans to press for a vote on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act ahead of next year’s elections following a conversation with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican said Tuesday.

Posted in Health Care | Leave a comment