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The Health 202: Trump will call on Congress to protect Americans from surprise medical bills

In an address scheduled shortly before noon today, President Trump will call on Congress to pass legislation protecting Americans ... health-care reporter, died this week at age 69. He was, as our ... read more

Dying Activist Tells Congress GoFundMe Isn’t a “Substitute” for Health Care

But this is an absurd way to run a health-care system. GoFundMe is a terrible substitute for smart Congressional action." More and more Americans like Barkan are turning to crowd-funding platforms ... read more

Trump Wants to Kill Obamacare in Court After Congress Wouldn’t Do His Bidding

But in 2017, Congress set the fee ... companies to cover people regardless of pre-existing conditions unless healthy people, too, participate in the insurance market. Indeed, public opinion is moving ... read more

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What does Medicare for All look like for people with disabilities?

Any health care plan aiming to cover everyone has to figure out how to include such a large and diverse community. Disability rights advocates like Lilly have been meeting with members of Congress ... ... read more


Congress Faces Challenge With Future Medicare Physician Pay

That could put pressure on Congress to boost federal funding for care of senior citizens and people with disabilities ... in the future," the Medicare trustees said. "While most health care ... read more

How the Trump-Congress subpoena fight is likely to play out

To determine who's most likely to win that fight, I spoke with Lisa Kern Griffin, a law professor at Duke University. During our conversation, Griffin outlined five areas in which Congress ... be no ... read more

Trump is looking for a new way to cut Medicaid — without Congress

The Republican Congress ... covered 15 million more Americans than it had before the ACA. But conservatives tell a very different story. In their telling, Medicaid has ballooned far below its original ... read more

Can Democrats And Republicans Strike A Deal On Health Care?

Is there a health care deal ... provided the state sets aside public money to cover those costs in some other way. Impose additional costs on people who try to game the system by waiting until they ... read more

How Congress Got Dumb on Tech—and How It Can Get Smart

Of course, nobody expects members of Congress to be experts on everything—that’s why they have staff. The problem is that congressional staffers don’t always know much more than their ... things ... read more

The worst thing Barr did this week had nothing to do with the Mueller report

Their logic: When Congress, as part of President Trump’s 2017 tax cuts, set the penalty for not carrying ... Trump has, of course, more recently proclaimed the GOP the “party of health care,” and he ... read more

Federal employees get perks taxpayers can only dream of

Of course, some of the most lucrative benefits of being in Congress ... employees health benefits, 75 percent of which is subsidized. These plans includes medical plus vision and dental benefits. On ... read more



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