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May 20 2015
More than 500,000 people have gotten health insurance in Kentucky through the state's health care exchange, Kynect, and through expanded Medicaid. Kentucky has seen the second-steepest drop in uninsured of any state.
Supporters of the health care law point to it as one of the success stories, but the man who very well could become the state's next governor is vowing to "dismantle"NPR (Online News)
May 05 2020
The coronavirus pandemic and economic shutdown have induced Congress to spend whatever it takes to fund the health system and keep the economy afloat. Now we are starting to see just how overwhelming those costs are going to be.
My models estimate that the 2020 federal budget deficit—just the deficit—will top $4.2 trillion. To put that figure in context, last year the entire federalThe Dispatch
Oct 16 2019
According to new figures: more than the federal government will spend over the coming decade on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid combined.
Senator Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to answer repeated questions at last night’s debate about how she would fund Medicare for All underscores the challenge she faces finding a politically acceptable means to meet the idea’s huge price tag—aThe Atlantic
May 16 2015
Federal taxpayers dumped more than $205 million into Hawaii's ObamaCare insurance exchange, but after a steady downward spiral the once-highly praised Hawaii Health Connector is on life support.
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has already restricted grant funds to the Hawaii Health Connector, after telling officials in March it was out of compliance with theFox News (Online News)
Apr 28 2021
President Joe Biden is taking more steps to expand the government’s role in public life than any U.S. leader since Lyndon B. Johnson — and, unlike LBJ, he’s doing it with the slimmest of ruling majorities.
Now his challenge is to enact changes that will last as long as his predecessor's have.
It won't be easy. Much of what Biden has achieved so far, from expanded child taxPolitico
Mar 22 2019
Thousands of protestors showed up in the Illinois state capitol in Springfield Wednesday to fight against what they're calling radical new abortion bills.
Similar to the New York abortion law that recently sent shockwaves across the nation, Illinois Democrats are pushing bills that increase access and provision for abortion. One bill allows abortions up until the moment of birth forCBN
Oct 31 2013
An engineer from technology giant Google has been recruited to help fix HealthCare.gov, the new federal insurance exchange website.
Software companies Red Hat and Oracle will also assist, according to Julie Bataille, spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which has coordinated the development of the site that has experienced numerous problems in its first monthUSA TODAY
Jul 21 2015
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday will become the 16th—and perhaps final—major Republican candidate to enter the 2016 presidential race, rounding out the crowded field with his own brand of compassionate conservatism and blunt talk.
The two-term Republican governor’s bid will test whether a candidate who has bucked the right flank of his party on issues ranging from Medicaid expansion toWall Street Journal (News)
Aug 01 2013
The Obama administration is set to unveil new procedures that will greatly expand the government’s ability to verify the income of Americans who seek government subsidies under the federal health care law. “We’re going to be sampling 100 percent. There’s new information,” Gary Cohen, deputy director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told the House Ways and Means Committee onWashington Times
Jan 20 2020
Joe Biden says Bernie Sanders' campaign ‘doctored video’ to misrepresent Social Security record; Sanders campaign flatly denies
Joe Biden is accusing Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign of sharing a "doctored video" that Biden says incorrectly reflects his stance on Social Security. Sanders campaign officials say the video isn’t ‘doctored’ and stand by their Biden critique
At a campaign stop at Simpson College in Indianola on Saturday, a woman in the crowd asked the former vice president about his stance onDes Moines Register