Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Next Big Effort: Tackling Poverty & 10 more stories

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Next Big Effort: Tackling Poverty, by Lola Fadulu, published 2019-09-25T06:59:05Z

Top Story: After the Green New Deal and Medicare for all, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is turning her attention — and that of her supporters — to poverty and housing.

Poverty has been a taboo word in our politics for so long, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said. Even if they are officially above the poverty line, there are people who are living a quality of life on par with the impoverished, she added, but you wouldnt see that based on… [+1669 chars] [read the full story]

Find the Closest and Safest Emergency Room With ER Inspector

Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker, 2019-09-23T17:30:00Z

Overview: Emergency rooms aren’t always for life-or-death emergencies: sometimes you have enough time that you can make a choice about where to go. (If your child is the one who needs care, for example, you should know where to find the nearest pediatric-ready ER.) Rea…

Emergency rooms arent always for life-or-death emergencies: sometimes you have enough time that you can make a choice about where to go. (If your child is the one who needs care, for example, you should know where to find the nearest pediatric-ready ER.)
We … [+1534 chars] [read the full story]

Journalists File Lawsuit To Force Feds To Release Medicare Advantage Audits

Fred Schulte, 2019-09-27T09:01:20Z

Overview: A lawsuit filed by Kaiser Health News under the Freedom of Information Act could spur the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to release audits that document up to $650 million in overcharges.

Medicare Advantage health plans, mostly run by private insurance companies, have enrolled more than 22 million seniors and people with disabilities more than 1 in 3 people who are on some sort of Medicare plan.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Kaiser Health News… [+4478 chars] [read the full story]

Special Report: New frontier in health fraud – Genetic tests of the elderly

Sarah N. Lynch, 2019-09-25T18:44:00Z

Overview: The genetic-screening sales reps turn out at health fairs, houses of religion, parks and elder enclaves, offering seniors a chance to learn if they or their loved ones are at risk of developing cancer. All they need, the reps say, is a free cheek swab.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (Reuters) – The genetic-screening sales reps turn out at health fairs, houses of religion, parks and elder enclaves, offering seniors a chance to learn if they or their loved ones are at risk of developing cancer. All they need, the reps sa… [+18049 chars] [read the full story]

Why Impeachment Might Be Trouble for Some Democratic Candidates

Reid J. Epstein and Lisa Lerer, 2019-09-26T09:47:09Z

Overview: Top contenders like Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren can continue to command attention. Second- and third-tier candidates, however, are at greater risk of falling off the radar screen.

It scrambles the playing field, he added.
The stark new reality for the Democratic haves and have-nots is rooted in the bifurcated political landscape of the 2020 campaign. For months, it has played out on cable television, where some candidates have been ab… [+1667 chars] [read the full story]

Poll: A record number of voters dislike Trump personally, but many also dislike Democratic policies – AOL

Kenneth Gee, 2019-09-22T15:36:28Z

Overview: Poll: A record number of voters dislike Trump personally, but many also dislike Democratic policies AOL Poll: Voters back Medicare expansion, keeping private insurance | TheHill The Hill Elizabeth Warren surges and Joe Biden fades in close Iowa race, new poll…

WASHINGTON As Democratic candidates compete for the opportunity to take on President Donald Trump, the incumbent they hope to oust is more personally disliked than any of his recent predecessors, and half of voters say theyre very uncomfortable with the idea … [+6630 chars] [read the full story]

New Survey Finds Job-Based Health Insurance Has Gotten Much More Expensive

Jeffrey Young, 2019-09-25T16:30:07Z

Overview: More than 150 million Americans rely on job-based health insurance, which has gotten much more expensive in the past 10 years.

The American health care system is complicated, and so are proposals to change it. The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign has focused a lot of attention on whether to preserve the private, job-based insurance system that covers 153 million people o… [+2965 chars] [read the full story]

Democratic White House hopeful Sanders urges ‘wealth tax’ on richest 180,000 Americans

By Simon Lewis, 2019-09-24T12:04:01Z

Overview: U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders released a plan on Tuesday to tax fortunes worth more than $32 million, in a move that follows his Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren’s own wealth-tax proposal. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, said his “extreme …

By Simon Lewis
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders released a plan on Tuesday to tax fortunes worth more than $32 million, in a move that follows his Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren’s own wealth-tax proposal.
Sanders, a U.S. … [+2303 chars] [read the full story]

Four Days. One Candidate. Welcome Aboard the Buttigieg Bus

Charlotte Alter/Waterloo, Ia., 2019-09-24T16:27:57Z

Overview: Before he got on the big yellow-and-blue bus that bore his name, Pete Buttigieg ironed his shirt in his hotel room. His tour across Iowa this week comes at the beginning of the school year, and as kids around the country were boarding buses of their own, they…

Before he got on the big yellow-and-blue bus that bore his name, Pete Buttigieg ironed his shirt in his hotel room. His tour across Iowa this week comes at the beginning of the school year, and as kids around the country were boarding buses of their own, they… [+5529 chars] [read the full story]

Bernie World Is Starting To Go After Elizabeth Warren

Daniel Marans, 2019-09-26T09:45:16Z

Overview: Bernie Sanders supporters are questioning Warren’s progressive bona fides — and for the first time, the campaign is going along with it.

As Sunday turned to Monday, Briahna Gray, national press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, posted a series of criticisms of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Twitter.
Gray began with subtlety, highlighting a speech the Vermont senato… [+15422 chars] [read the full story]