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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)
Feb 15 2020
This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump’s plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on.
But the budget is merely a wish list with no chance of passing the Democratic-controlled House. MoreMother Jones
Nov 23 2013
The White House had to defend its rollout of the President's signature health care legislation Saturday after two scathing reports that allege missteps, miscommunication and lack of leadership sank the launch of Obamacare's online exchanges.
The New York Times and the Washington Post each reported on a meeting between contractor CGI Federal and government employees at the Centers forCNN (Online News)
Jun 09 2014
Health care reform was supposed to relieve the financial strain on hospitals that have provided a lot of free charity care to poor and uninsured patients. The reform law, known as the Affordable Care Act, was expected to insure most of those patients either through expanded state Medicaid programs for the poor or through subsidized private insurance for middle-income patients, therebyNew York Times (News)
Nov 03 2013
During a Friday Obamacare education and outreach session in Tennessee, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius faced an unexpected encounter.
The Memphis Daily News captured a photo of Sebelius holding a copy of "Web Sites for Dummies" at a local library. The individual behind the exchange was state Sen. Brian Kelsey (R), who claimed on Twitter that the "book is simplyHuffPost
Jul 17 2020
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants to shift $350 billion from an untapped Treasury Department virus relief program to help Black Americans during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
According to The Grio, Schumer said moving some of the $500 billion previously approved for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would lead to immediate and long-term changes to address systemic racism.
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
Sep 19 2017
Republican lawmakers have wasted much of the year trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a move that would deprive millions of people of health insurance. They’re back at it. Like a bad sequel to a terrible movie, a proposal whose main architects are Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina would in many ways be worse than bills that came before. It would punish statesNew York Times (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
Aug 21 2020
For months, the pandemic has curtailed nursing home residents’ freedom of movement and visits with family and friends. Now, it is threatening their ability to vote.
The 2.2 million residents of U.S. nursing homes and residential care facilities have been among the most vulnerable during the pandemic. But facility lockdowns, combined with COVID-driven revisions of voting procedures, meanMarketWatch