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The state of the Democratic debate on health care

Michael Goldberg | Nov 20, 2019 | Federal

Elizabeth Warren challenges her opponents on the issue of “choice”

Michael Goldberg | Nov 13, 2019 | Federal

Senator Elizabeth Warren has come under fire from her Democratic primary rivals in recent weeks due to her support of Medicare for All and her plan to pay for it. One week from tonight, ten candidates will take the stage in Atlanta for the fifth Democratic presidential debate where Warren...[ Read More ]

October National Hospital Flash Report shows mixed bag of profitability

Emily Viles | Nov 6, 2019 | Federal

A monthly hospital flash report by Kaufman Hall, a software and consulting company that provides benchmark data, shows that during the month of September, hospital profitability was variable in individual metrics. Profitability increased overall compared to the same period the previous year, but the report explains that this trend could...[ Read More ]

Schrier and DelBene lead the charge for expanded Medicare vision coverage

Michael Goldberg | Oct 31, 2019 | Washington

Two members of the Washington State congressional delegation, Representatives Kim Schrier and Suzane DelBene, are leading a legislative attempt by House Democrats to expand Medicare coverage to include routine vision benefits.     H.R. 4665, or the Medicare Vision Act, would amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to...[ Read More ]

3 takeaways from the RSC Health Care Plan

Michael Goldberg | Oct 25, 2019 | Federal

“THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL SOON BE THE PARTY OF HEALTH CARE. YOU WATCH,” proclaimed President Trump last spring, a quote which adorns a letter attached to the recently released health care plan by The Republican Study Committee(RSC). The ill-fated Republican attempt to repeal the ACA in 2017 without a viable...[ Read More ]

Fixing America’s heath care system is going to require radical reform: Price caps

| Oct 14, 2019 | Federal

Americans spend more money on health care because prices are higher here than anywhere else in the world. Our system is fraught with waste, our providers (physicians and hospitals) are paid more, and goods like biopharmaceuticals and medical devices are more expensive. On average, U.S. hospital prices are 60 percent...[ Read More ]

New report finds health care for persons with disabilities varies across city-wide

Emily Viles | Oct 10, 2019 | Arizona, California, Federal, Washington

A new report from WalletHub found that some cities have better accessibility to things like health care, and adequate housing for persons with disabilities. The report looked at a variety of different metrics to compile an overall score for individual cities.  The report looks at 182 of the most populated...[ Read More ]

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