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Jun 12 2017
The Affordable Care Act is in deep trouble — in Washington and large swaths of the country.
Senate Republicans began to coalesce around the framework of a plan to repeal and replace the law last week. Their plan would, like the bill the House passed in May, almost certainly cause millions of low-income Americans to lose coverage by ending the Medicaid expansion. It would help the youngVox
Dec 11 2012
House, Senate Democrats: Ã¢â‚¬ËœWeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re Not BudgingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ on Entitlement Cuts in Fiscal Cliff Deal
Senior House and Senate Democrats said that they were opposed to any fiscal cliff deal that would cut Medicare or Medicaid, telling the White House and House Republicans they opposed any plan that would cut federal health care programs.CNSNews.com
Feb 27 2013
Many programs affecting low-income Americans Ã¢â‚¬â€ like food stamps, Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Ã¢â‚¬â€ are exempt from across-the-board spending cuts set to go into effect March 1. But many are not.NPR (Online News)
Jul 15 2017
Senate Republicans released a new version of their health care bill Thursday, unveiling a proposed rollback of Medicaid expansion and funding, while ensuring hefty tax cuts for health care companies. Among other things, the bill reduces the number of middle-income people eligible to get tax credits for private health insurance, eliminates the individual and employer mandates, and bans PlannedHuffPost
Mar 30 2013
After all the acrimony and debate many Americans still dont know whether their states are going to expand Medicaid or set up health care exchanges. A lot of the confusion over the Affordable Care Act comes in part from a commanding misinformation and disinformation campaign.NPR (Online News)
Aug 14 2019
Acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli announced a change in the “public charge” rule Monday that will deny green cards for immigrants on Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers, and other public welfare. It of course elicited liberally charged questions from reporters.
The “public charge” rule, enacted in 1882, requires green card applicants to proveThe Federalist
Jul 30 2019
On July 30, 1965, Medicare was signed into law. In eleven months, 19 million Americans were automatically enrolled, half of whom were previously uninsured. And within that same transition period — as a direct result of the policy — every segregated hospital in the South took down their “Whites only” signs, integrating their services for the first time.
Medicare came in three parts: aGuest Writer - Left
Nov 12 2013
In a video interview with OZY, an online magazine, former President Clinton affirms his support for the Affordable Care Act while acknowledging its rocky rollout. If history is any guide, he says the technical problems will be solved. A tougher challenges lies in states that refused to expand Medicaid.NPR (Online News)
Aug 01 2020
With costs rising painfully, insurance companies denying care and nearly 30 million people still uninsured, America desperately needs an honest health policy discussion. That’s why it has been so disappointing over the past several weeks to watch multiple candidates parrot right-wing attacks on "Medicare for All," like claiming that it will greatly increase spending on health care or ringingUSA TODAY
Jun 23 2017
After weeks of secret deliberations, Republican senators released a healthcare proposal that would remove millions of low-income and disabled people from Medicaid, prompting protests on Capitol Hill that are expected to continue throughout the country. The bill would also cut subsidies to purchase health insurance, allow states to effectively eliminate protections for people with pre-existingDemocracy Now!