Kaiser Family Foundation

At Trump's one year mark, he still gets my vote. Here's why

A couple of months before the 2016 election, and in the crucible of then-candidate Donald Trump’s contretemps with a Muslim Gold Star family, I wrote a piece headlined “Five Reasons a Sane Person Might Still Vote for Trump.”<p>Here we are, a year into the Trump presidency, and those five reasons still …

Opinion

Trump’s Medicaid Work Rules Are Latest Attempt to Demonize Poor

Look no further than New York’s legacy of workfare<p>When Stephen Pimpare learned last week that the Trump administration would begin allowing states to …

New York City

Trump's inauguration speech vs. reality

Trump’s first year in the White House has seen victories for the populist President: a massive tax overhaul, the appointment of a young conservative …

Michelle Obama

No, Forced Labor Is Not Good for Your Health

The Trump administration announced last week that it will allow states to deny Medicaid to people who are not meeting work or other daily activity …

Health Care

The American Health-Care System Increases Income Inequality

Even with the Affordable Care Act, the premium and payment structure of insurance increases the relative income gap between rich and poor.<p>For most people, a single doctor’s visit can be a financial obstacle course.<p>Many patients throughout the year pay hundreds or thousands of dollars in premiums, …

Health Care

Young women's ADHD prescriptions have soared since 2003, CDC finds

Prescriptions have jumped 700% among US women in their late 20s, raising concerns amid questions over drugs’ safety during pregnancy<p>Prescriptions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications have increased 700% among US women in their late 20s since 2003, according to new research by …

ADHD

Millions of Families Wait to See If CHIP Will Continue

Families across the nation are anxiously waiting to see if lawmakers will continue to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which …

Health Care

Republicans are using the health insurance of 9 million children as leverage to get Democrats to vote for the government shutdown bill

• <b>Republicans proposed a 6-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as part of a funding bill to avoid a government shutdown.</b>• <b><br>They hope Democrats will support the bill since long-term funding for CHIP is included.</b>• <b><br>Democrats and Republicans have been at odds in recent months over</b> …

U.S. Politics

Nursing home study raises questions on Medicare managed care networks

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Managed care is the hot trend in Medicare, with the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans projected to soar over the coming decade.<p>These plans offer simplicity by combining all the different parts of Medicare into a single buying decision - and they can save you …

Medicare

6 Months Before My Wedding, I Faced a Life-Threatening Diagnosis

Some days, I was grateful to fuss over canapés; others, I wanted to scream into the void that none of it mattered.<p>On the first Friday in May 2017, I was sipping rosé with one of my bridesmaids at her Brooklyn apartment, talking about my upcoming November wedding. I showed her my Pinterest boards, …

SpongeBob SquarePants

How to Make Health Care More Affordable

Virginia's new Democratic governor, and its new class of Democratic lawmakers, have an opportunity to improve access to health care in Virginia. But …

Health Care

1 million Americans pool money in religious 'ministries' to pay for health care

Two years ago, when Lane Chesley sat down at his home office computer and logged on to Healthcare.gov, with a plan to sign up for health insurance …

Health Care

A Work Requirement for Medicaid Isn't 'Cruel'

Obamacare greatly expanded the number of beneficiaries, many of whom could be expected to work.<p>“The Trump administration’s action today is cruel,” said Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey. The new policy is “the latest salvo of the Trump administration’s war on health care,” …

Opinion

The Cost of Corruption: Waste and Abuse in President Trump’s Cabinet

Since taking office less than a year ago, President Donald Trump has created the most corrupt administration in modern American history. He has used …

Ryan Zinke

Obamacare didn’t get repealed — so why did the uninsured rate still go up?

The uninsured rate went up in 2017, new Gallup data shows — the first time this has happened since the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion took effect.<p>This works out to an estimated 3.2 million fewer Americans having health insurance last year than did in 2016.<p>Dylan shared this chart earlier …

Health Care

Get Off the Couch If You Want Medicaid

Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:01 AM<p>Last week, the Trump administration announced it will allow states to impose a "community engagement" requirement on …

Conservative View

Millions of Americans added to the ranks of the uninsured

One of the core goals of the Affordable Care Act was to bring health care coverage to uninsured Americans, and on this metric, “Obamacare” has been …

Health Care

How Colleges Foretold the #MeToo Movement

The current moment illustrates what many schools have known, and been reckoning with, for years.<p>Since the fall, the staggering cascade of sexual-misconduct allegations waged against powerful men—from Hollywood moguls to prominent politicians—has mostly centered on the workplace. But as the nation …

Gender

Lawmakers weigh measure to fight high drug prices

Lawmakers are considering adding a measure aimed at fighting high drug prices to an upcoming spending deal, in what would be a rare defeat for the …

Amy Klobuchar

Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement unlikely to see backlash | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Kentucky is one of the poorest states in America, and its residents are among the sickest. Yet the governor's decision to force Medicaid recipients …

Matt Bevin

President Trump wrongly stigmatizes the poor with plans for Medicaid work requirement

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: …

Health Care

Editorial: Job requirements for Medicaid recipients won't work and might actually backfire

<b>T</b>he Trump administration last week approved the state of Kentucky’s request to require able-bodied adults who receive Medicaid benefits to work at …

St. Louis

Survey: 3.2 million more Americans are without health insurance since Trump took office

And that number will likely grow.<p>More U.S adults are without insurance now than before President Donald Trump took office. The uninsured rate was …

Health Care

With CHIP funds running low, doctors and parents scramble to cover kids' needs

Dr. Mahendra Patel, a pediatric cancer doctor, has begun giving away medications to some of his patients. He's determined not to disrupt their treatments for serious illnesses, like leukemia, should Congress fail to come up with renewed funding for a key children's health program now hostage to …

Health Care

The Case for Medicaid Work Requirements

Saturation coverage of what the president did or did not say about immigrants and their homelands may have given the impression that nothing else of much significance is happening in Washington. But few things are more important to America’s financial health than entitlement reform, and last …

Opinion

The Trump Administration Targets the Poor

Despite the impression you might get from social media and cable news, there’s a lot more to the Trump Administration than the daily drama at the White House. In policy terms, the real action is taking place at other federal departments and agencies, where Trump’s Republican appointees are trying …

Health Care

Is Texas doing enough to stop moms from dying?

After her stroke, doctors put her into a medically induced coma for two weeks. She had to relearn how to walk and talk.<p>“I should probably be dead, …

Health Care

Number of people without health insurance rises for first time since Obamacare

The number of people in the U.S. without health insurance increased in 2017 for the first time since Obamacare took effect, a possible sign that …

ObamaCare

NC wants to require Medicaid recipients to work. Here’s what would have to happen next.

North Carolina could be among the first states in the country to require Medicaid beneficiaries to hold down a job as a condition of receiving free …

Health Care

Trump is hoping you won’t notice his backdoor repeal of Obamacare

One of the bigger, and more heartening, surprises of the past year was just how fervently it turned out Americans supported health care for low-income people.<p>Republican politicians, after all, had been running against Obamacare — including its Medicaid expansion and income-based subsidies for …

Health Care