For the first time in many years, the government reported that spending on health care last year grew more slowly than the economy overall.
Democrats like the “optional” part of the so-called public option. But the very existence of new government insurance could shake up the system.
“My daughter has to eat,” one mother said. “And if it’s choosing between that or paying a doctor bill, I’m going to choose her.”
Medicare revamped its reimbursement policy for physical, occupational and speech therapy in nursing homes. That has left some patients with less help.
Party leaders are describing the health care proposal that appeals to the party’s left as a risky bet that could neutralize one of the Democrats’ prime issues in 2020.
Anxious about the cost of a single-payer health system, more voters now support the idea of a government-run plan that would compete with private insurance.
Many presidents have failed to pass major health care legislation. She shared a detailed list that doesn’t require congressional approval.
Ms. Warren laid out a blueprint to pass major health legislation at the start of her presidency. But she would wait as long as three years to seek passage of a full-scale “Medicare for all” plan.
The Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw, once an adviser to Republican leaders, has been disappointed by Trump. Here’s what he’s seeking in economic policy.
Amid intense political debate, studies have reached drastically different conclusions about a single-payer system’s price tag, cost to families and effect on the health system.
In continuing care at-home programs, members live in their own houses for years, with regular health check-ins.
A California congressman’s plan would lower federal barriers to letting states experiment with health care policy.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that “Medicare for all”-style health care and higher taxes on the very wealthy were politically impractical.
A single-payer system can lower prices by setting them. But lots of countries regulate prices and have private insurance, too.
How can we move from a broken system to one that covers everyone, restrains prices and improves outcomes?
Readers both praise her plan as a huge advance in American health care and criticize it as unachievable.
All the Democratic candidates need to come clean about their health care proposals and what they will do for Americans in need.
The revenue ideas are pretty good. The plan is still a problem.