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Jan 14 2014
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid incorrectly claimed that 9 million Americans “have health care that didn’t have it before” because of the Affordable Care Act. That figure includes an unknown number who previously had insurance but switched to a policy sold through the exchanges, plus an unknown number of Medicaid recipients who renewed their coverage.FactCheck.org
Sep 01 2016
On Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—the bureaucratic entity responsible for drawing up many of Obamacare's thousands of pages of regulations—released its latest proposed rules for the law. The new rules are being flagged as a kind of rescue effort intended to bolster the law's exchanges, which are struggling to remain attractive to health insurance companies, butReason
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
Jul 30 2014
Stigma against the mentally ill is so powerful that it's been codified for 50 years into federal law, and few outside the mental health system even realize it.
This systemic discrimination, embedded in Medicaid and Medicare laws, has accelerated the emptying of state psychiatric hospitals, leaving many of the sickest and most vulnerable patients with nowhere to turn.USA TODAY
Dec 30 2013
The person tasked with overseeing the development of HealthCare.gov is retiring, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Monday.
The departure of Michelle Snyder, the chief operating officer at CMS who's been in public service for 41 years, comes a few months after the bungled launch of the federal health care insurance website.CNN (Online News)
Mar 20 2013
House Republican leaders beat back conservativesrsquo effort to substitute more drastic spending cuts than those contained in Budget Chairman Paul Ryanrsquos fiscal blueprint as Democrats forced the issue by voting present on the floor. The RSC budget would slash domestic accounts much faster than Ryanrsquos plan and freeze Medicaid and Childrenrsquos...Politico
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
Aug 27 2014
Arkansas is quickly becoming Obamacare's poster child.
The state's innovative Medicaid expansion — which uses the public program's dollars to buy enrollees private coverage — has cut the uninsured rate nearly in half and become a model for other red states. Mark Pryor, Arkansas's vulnerable Democratic senator, is running on health reform. And on Tuesday, news broke that insuranceVox
Mar 11 2020
The legal fight over the Trump administration rule requiring hospitals to publicly list their prices and the discounts they give insurance companies is testing the bounds of free speech protections.
Health-care industry groups and two private hospitals are using the First Amendment to try and block the Department of Health and Human Services rule before it takes effect in January 2021.Bloomberg
Oct 29 2019
The high price of the public charge rule: America will get sicker if this anti-immigration measure goes into effect
Earlier this month, changes to a federal rule were supposed to go into effect that would have put an overwhelming number of immigrants in danger. The rule would expand the scope of the “public charge rule” and deny permanent-resident status to certain immigrants when the government believes they are likely to receive public benefits, such as Medicaid, food subsidies and housing assistance.New York Daily News