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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
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)
Aug 11 2020
In May of 2019, Kamala Harris unequivocally told CNN’s Jake Tapper that she would make no distinction between American citizens and illegal immigrants on a broad array of measures. When Tapper referred to benefits for “people who are in this country illegally,” Harris replied: “Let me just be very clear about this. I am opposed to any policy that would deny in our country any human being fromNational Review (News)
Aug 01 2020
27.5 million people in the United States (8.5% of the US population) do not have health insurance. Among the 91.5% who do have health insurance, 67.3% have private insurance while 34.4% have government-provided coverage through programs such as Medicaid or Medicare. Employer-based health insurance is the most common type of coverage, applying to 55.1% of the US population. The United States isProCon.org
Aug 01 2020
U.S. healthcare spending grew 3.9% a year in 2009-2011, according to government data, the lowest growth rate since the government began tracking it in 1960, and down significantly from annual growth averaging 8.8% in 2001-2003.
That sounds like good news. But the article also cites research from the Kaiser Family Foundation that finds “economic factors related to the recession accountedReason
Mar 18 2020
WASHINGTON ― After some changes that watered down its paid sick leave provisions over the weekend, a bipartisan bill offering financial relief to vulnerable Americans affected by the coronavirus was passed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
Forty-five Republicans joined all Democrats in voting to send the measure to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it into law.
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)
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
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