Kaiser Family Foundation

How the U.S. Health Insurance System Excludes Abortion

Download the PDF here.<p>Abortion access is a critical right for all people, regardless of their race and socio-economic status, that helps ensure …

Health Care

60 Congressional Democrats form a Medicare For All caucus

When Bernie Sanders made a bid for the Democratic presidential candidacy in 2016 with a pledge of "Medicare For All," the party establishment …

Health Care

Mutual of Omaha expanding its Medicare Advantage product, starting with Cincinnati

Mutual of Omaha’s first Medicare Advantage plan will go on sale this fall in Cincinnati, the company said Tuesday, the start of Mutual’s strategy to …

Health Care

With its new Bob Dylan museum, Tulsa makes a play to be the next Nashville

On Wednesday (June 27), Seattle-based design and architecture firm Olson Kundig was selected as the lead architect for Tulsa’s new Bob Dylan Center, an exhibition space dedicated to the works of the legendary singer-songwriter. The museum, set to open in 2021, will serve as a home for the Bob Dylan …

Archives

4 tips to keep medical debt from overwhelming you

Even for those with health insurance, a visit to the hospital can be financially devastating. According to a 2016 report by Kaiser Family Foundation, …

Health Care

How Much Do Canadians Really Pay for Healthcare?

A recent survey conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 51 percent of U.S. adults support single-payer health …

Health Care

Daily on Healthcare: Trump CMS introduces policies to lower Medicare drug prices…Poll finds individual mandate has little impact…

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Health Care

Obamacare users see system collapsing -- but say it's still working for them now

WASHINGTON — A majority of people who rely on Obamacare insurance agree with Republican critics that the health insurance markets created by the Affordable Care Act are collapsing, according to a new poll.<p>But most of those surveyed also said their premiums are either lower this year than they were …

News (U.S.)

Five Democratic proposals on healthcare that aren't 'Medicare for All'

More Democrats than ever have signed on to a proposal that would shift every U.S. resident onto Medicare, but a large proportion remain uncertain …

Health Care

Abortion politics just killed a rare bipartisan Obamacare fix

After months of bipartisan negotiations involving some of Congress' best deal-makers, the Senate appeared poised to reach an agreement this week on a proposal to inject billions of dollars into the state Obamacare insurance exchanges, holding down premiums for millions of Americans not covered by …

Health Care

Why Did the Uninsured Rate See Its Biggest Increase Since 2008?

One particular type of insurance buyer had the most substantial drop in coverage.<p>From the last quarter of 2016 to the last quarter of 2017, there was …

Health Care

New technologies help seniors age in place — and not feel alone

<b>By Gabi Redford, California Healthline</b><p>Nancy Delano, 80, of Denver has no plans to slow down anytime soon. She still drives to movies, plays and …

Technological Change

How high-deductible plans are a bait and switch

If you get health insurance through your job, beware: you might be picking up more of the cost of your medical care than you realize. With increasing …

Health Care

Support for Obamacare Higher Than Ever

A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds 54% of Americans have a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, as compared to just 42% who have an …

Affordable Care Act

Opinion: Medicaid work requirements are bad for patients and physicians

Employment should not be a prerequisite to receive medical treatment or coverage, though some states are trying to make that happen. As a physician, …

Health Care

Ending DACA Has Created A Looming Public Health Crisis

“So ICE has our information. How long until we can expect them to come for us?”<p>Yvette, a 22-year-old Mexican immigrant living in Michigan, was scared. Since the day Yvette (not her real name) was granted protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2013, her life had …

Immigration

There's Only One Financial Reason To Ever Decline A Raise

There is a persistent myth that just won’t go away: that sometimes it’s better to make less money than more money. For example, if you’re making $82,499, you’d pay 22 percent in federal income tax and if you make a dollar more you’ll pay 24 percent.<p>One look at a tax table, provided by the IRS, …

Retirement

Will the health care worm turn?

Warren Buffett says health care costs are like a tapeworm on the American economy.<p>Medical experts say: We should be so lucky.<p>The famed investor known …

Health Care

The Trump administration is quietly revolutionizing Medicaid

The Trump administration and Republican governors are quietly but effectively chipping away at Medicaid, erecting both hard limits and practical …

Politics

Obamacare Sign-Ups Barely Fell Despite Trump Trashing It

President Donald Trump has frequently been accused of trying to undermine Obamacare, his predecessor’s signature health law. New data show that by at …

Health Care

The Health 202: Medicaid plans: We're not 'hyperventilating' about work requirements

<b>Analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events

Health Care

America's opioid epidemic takes root in the lives of WNC teens

Anna Buckner remembers her baby as one who didn’t cry in the moments after she entered the world, on Valentine’s Day 1991. She just stared at her mom …

Asheville

States Look at Establishing Own Health-Insurance Mandates

At least nine states are considering their own versions of a requirement that residents must have health insurance, a move that could accelerate a divide between Democratic states trying to shore up the Affordable Care Act and Republican states intent on tearing it down.<p>Congressional Republicans in …

Health Care

Trump Wants to Aid Only ‘America’s Friends.’ If Only It Were That Easy.

BRUSSELS — Distinguishing friends from enemies can be difficult. Sometimes friends disagree, and even enemies will occasionally do things for you that friends will not.<p>So President Trump’s insistence in his State of the Union address this past week that Congress pass laws to ensure that “American …

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan to create healthcare company | Financial Times

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan are joining forces, announcing plans on Tuesday to create a healthcare company with the aim of cutting …

CVS Health

Amazon, Warren Buffett, JPMorgan to team up for new health care company

Warren Buffett, in a prepared statement Tuesday, called the skyrocketing costs of health care in the U.S. the "hungry tapeworm on the American …

New Jersey

The Health 202: Health care is still a top issue for voters in 2018. But Republicans lack a script.

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Politics

ACA stabilization bill is getting a serious second look

Senators from both parties are taking another look at efforts to stabilize the Affordable Care Act's individual market. Democrats are reassessing the …

Cyril Ramaphosa

Just one state is less affected by government shutdown than Michigan, study says

According to Wallethub, history and hard data supports the idea that government stoppages have nationwide consequences that hurt both blue and red …

Michigan

Trump Administration Launches 'Savage' New Attack on Medicaid

In a move critics denounced as a "truly savage" effort to "stigmatize the poor" and undermine a life-saving component of the social safety net, the …

Liberal View