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Jun 27 2017
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office weighed in on the Senate health care bill on Monday, saying that 22 million people would lose health coverage in the next 10 years under the Senate's plan. Of those, 15 million would lose Medicaid coverage. It's projected to lower the deficit by billions over 10 years, and also cut taxes on corporations and the wealthy.NPR (Online News)
Mar 25 2020
WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leadership came to an agreement early Wednesday on a $2 trillion bill to provide economic relief to workers and businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Senate could pass the bill later Wednesday, but it is unclear when the House will take up the legislation, as its members are home in their districts and some have tested positive for theNBC News (Online)
Dec 12 2012
A full account of the impact of raising Medicare's eligibility age to 67 must also include the added costs to other expensive programs, as some seniors switch to Medicaid or seek government subsidies for private insurance.Christian Science Monitor
May 11 2019
The Trump administration has been incredibly consistent, from day one, about its desire to slash benefits for poor Americans, including Medicaid and food stamps (aka Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP). But with the threat of Democratic filibusters and now a Democratic majority in the House, Trump’s efforts to make those cuts a reality have been repeatedly stymied.
Feb 13 2018
The White House released its 2019 budget proposal Monday, which calls for cuts to programs like Medicaid while boosting military spending and designating money for the border wall. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) would be hit especially hard, with President Trump's proposal rescinding "all but $15 million of each [fiscal year] 2019 and FY 2020 funding for public media," CPBThe Week - News
Apr 22 2016
You might remember Marilyn Tavenner, the former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who also oversaw the disastrous Obamacare rollout.
Tavenner is now president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, and she just gave an interview to Morning Consult about 2017 Obamacare premiums — and said the news isn’t good.The Blaze
Jun 01 2013
While the fiscal picture is brightening around the country, with many states expecting surpluses this year after years of deficits and wrenching budget crises, mounting Medicaid costs and underfunded retirement promises are continuing to cloud their long-term outlook.New York Times (News)
Jun 29 2012
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are back to singing its praises and doling out money. Opponents are trying to focus on the one aspect of the case that they won, limiting government's ability to withhold Medicaid money from states.NPR (Online News)
Nov 19 2013
The administration was warned last spring that its website didn't meet key requirements for a successful rollout, including relying too heavily on outside contractors, according to a copy of a "Red Team" report prepared for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services .Politico
Jan 28 2021
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday to reopen healthcare insurance enrollment starting Feb. 15. The new enrollment period is set to last for 90 days on Healthcare.gov, which services 36 states; the 14 states that manage their own health marketplaces may follow suit soon. This reverses some of the policies of former President Donald Trump and restores the Obama-era AffordableWashington Examiner New York Times (News) USA TODAY