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How Medicaid became the most important battleground in American health care
The battle for Medicaid moved to Maine this week. On Tuesday, the state’s voters approved expanding Medicaid to 70,000 of their poorest residents, circumventing the archconservative governor who has blocked the expansion five times in the past four years. read more
Sweeping Health Care Plan Passes House
Many of them hope to make changes to the amendment during negotiations with the Senate, which will now become the main battleground in the health care fight as Democrats ... would require most Americans to obtain health insurance or face penalties ... read more
How many people have really enrolled for Obamacare?
Rightly or wrongly, this figure has become a yardstick by which ... the poor continues to be a political battleground. Democratic architects of the health law envisioned Medicaid as a key tool for insuring more Americans, expanding eligibility to adults ... read more
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How difficult would it be to repeal Obamacare for good?
John McDonough is a board director of Families USA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit health care advocacy organization ... including subsidies to help moderate-income Americans afford health insurance and funds to expand Medicaid to low-income, uninsured individuals. read more
‘Dollarocracy’: How Special Interests Undermine Our Democracy
Even when the process moves, as on the health care ... most simplistic spin, politicians become indistinguishable as they promote cuts and privatization schemes that answer the demands of billionaire projects like those of the Koch brothers and the ... read more
Obama, Ryan face AARP - Poll: Obama leading on Medicare in battleground - Brown, Warren have Blunt debate - GOP docs have ideas for Romney
Paul Ryan addresses the conference in-person in New Orleans at 12:30 p.m. They’ll talk about Social Security, financial security and a little health care program for ... Romney on Medicare in the 12 most important battleground states, according to ... read more
The Human Body Has Become a Political Battleground, Again
In 2017, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said on CNN about Trump's dismantling of Obamacare, "Americans have choices. Maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love … maybe they should invest it in their own health care." The image of the ... read more
Medicare, Medicaid and Long-Term Care: Your Questions Answered
If my assets are too high, should I forget about Medicaid? Why does Medicare coverage only pay for skilled care? Today, we’ll answer those questions. This topic is weighing heavily on the minds of many Americans, and for two good reasons: 70 percent of ... read more
Americans love Medicaid. Republicans hate it. Here’s where the fight is going next.
If you’re looking for a microcosm of the national picture on what has become ... the idea that health care and Medicaid can be powerful ballot box issues for Democrats. Virginia voters were asked in exit polls what issues were most important to them ... read more
The Nationalist's Delusion
It’s true that most Trump voters framed his appeal in economic terms. Kelly, a health-care worker ... Most important, the overgrown branches of that complex lie have become manifest during nearly every surge in American nationalism, enabling its ... read more