HEALTH CARE2015-05-13T10:58:15+00:00

Bernie Sanders’ Newest Social Security Bill Calls for Sweeping Changes

To say that Social Security has issues would be a bit of an understatement.

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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. […]

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Study: ‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center.

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Trump administration will allow states to test Medicaid work requirements

The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow states to test requiring some Medicaid recipients to work or participate in community activities such as volunteering or jobs training as a condition of eligibility for the government health insurance program for the poor.

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Five key decisions for the GOP on healthcare

Republicans have repealed ObamaCare’s individual mandate, but they still have a number of decisions to make on health care in the coming year.

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Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals

A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia’s Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time.

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