Sure, hypocrisy is the coin of the realm in politics, and both sides play that game. But Republicans have taken the false indignation of double standards to a level rarely before seen in our political discourse.
The President's 2017 budget will recommend improvements in the "Cadillac tax" -- the excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans. While some suggest repealing the tax, reforming it to preserve most of its revenues and its ability to slow health care cost growth makes far more sense.
Another piece of Trump hyperbole. Ridiculous of course. But what does Donald J. Trump really know about health care? Thanks to OnTheIssues.org we can read his positions in his own words, because his website has NO position on health care. None.
Some critics cite the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates of enrollment in health reform's marketplaces to argue that health reform is losing ...
Growing up in Los Angeles, I never enjoyed physical activity as a child. I got tired quickly and always seemed out of breath. I figured it was because I was "chubby." Actually, it was because my heart was struggling with a rare congenital heart defect.
In many ways, the health debate between Clinton and Sanders is really less about health policy than about the entire conception of their campaigns: Clinton the pragmatic incrementalist and Sanders the bold visionary. But neither of the two candidates is focused on measures, incremental or bold, that move our health care system to focus on promoting good health, demanding that health care providers get paid for quality care or reducing racial inequities in health care.
The real debate Democrats should be having should not be about whether single payer, a highly successful proven system in so many industrialized nations, is the solution, but rather how we can collectively come together to overcome the corporate forces that derailed the ACA from providing a public option, drug price controls and insurance rate regulation
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If we end up in gridlock while discussing single payer, the Affordable Care Act remains in place. Surely Secretary Clinton knows this. Surely anyone who has even the slightest clue about how laws work in this country knows this. Yet she seems to be telling voters something different.
Bring up healthcare to a business owner and watch her eyes begin to mist over. That's usually because talking about the Affordable Care Act is like discussing Shakespeare.
Yes the Affordable Care Act passed, as did Dodd-Frank, the stimulus bill, and a host of other important measures he described in his speech. But somewhere along the line the Obama realignment collapsed, dead by 2010. Why?
To Iowa? That sounds like travel not time. We know what the media means. Or do we? I live in Iowa. So, a few things I would like to say "on the way to Iowa" from one who is already here: Misconceptions about Iowa; Curiosity about a Caucus; Disbelief about Participatory Democracy; and Even the children, Especially the children.
Our humanity as a nation is stronger when all American can access the care they need. So this Open Enrollment, help us reach the many African-Americans who need the quality, affordable coverage waiting for them at the Marketplace.
In just two years, health reform's Medicaid expansion has helped states make big gains in health coverage, increase access to health care services amo...
Advocating government price controls would be a surprising position for a Republican, even one as thin and ungrounded on policy issues as Mr. Trump. But even restricting the proposal to calling for government negotiations is poor policy.
It's not that I don't think Bernie can win, it's that I don't want him to. While Hillary's plans might be less ambitious and less progressive on most points, I believe that the actual ground that she will gain is greater than the actual ground that would be gained under a Sanders presidency.