What Would Medicare for All Cost You? & 11 more stories

What Would Medicare for All Cost You?, by Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker, published 2019-10-16T17:45:00Z

Top Story: Democratic candidates for president want to overhaul health care. But who will pay for it? That was the question during last night’s fourth primary debate, which featured 12 candidates on one stage vying for attention. But the discussion around health care ma…

Democratic candidates for president want to overhaul health care. But who will pay for it? That was the question during last nights fourth primary debate, which featured 12 candidates on one stage vying for attention. But the discussion around health care may… [+3536 chars] [read the full story]

Amy Klobuchar Goes After Elizabeth Warren in Debate

Karen Zraick, 2019-10-16T01:01:04Z

Overview: Ms. Klobuchar pressed Ms. Warren over how she would pay for a “Medicare for All” plan.

She announced her campaign on a snow-covered stage in Minneapolis in February and vowed to rejoin the Paris climate agreement on her first day in office. Her team hopes that her brand of Minnesota nice politics will attract the Iowa voters who cast the first … [+1294 chars] [read the full story]

Whistleblower Alleges Fraud At A Large Medicare Advantage Plan In Seattle

Fred Schulte, 2019-10-18T09:00:15Z

Overview: As the Trump administration calls for expanding access to Medicare Advantage, a federal whistleblower lawsuit accuses a large Medicare Advantage plan of bilking Medicare out of $8 million.

Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, one of the United States’ oldest and most respected nonprofit health insurance plans, is accused of bilking Medicare out of millions of dollars in a federal whistleblower case.
Teresa Ross, a former medical billing manage… [+6209 chars] [read the full story]

Buttigieg accuses Warren of refusing to answer yes or no question

null, 2019-10-16T01:13:30Z

Overview: During the latest Democratic presidential debate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg criticized Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for refusing to give a “yes-or-no answer” to questions about the costs of her “Medicare for All” health care plan.

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Are Democrats Willing to Pay More in Taxes for Medicare for All?

Giovanni Russonello, 2019-10-18T14:42:32Z

Overview: Elizabeth Warren has declined to acknowledge that middle-class taxes would need to go up to pay for a single-payer health care system. How would Democratic voters feel if she did?

A tax hike for the wealthy is broadly popular especially among Democrats, but also with independents.
Voters across the board actually support higher taxes on the wealthy and on corporations, John Hudak, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said in … [+1614 chars] [read the full story]

Klobuchar slams Warren’s ‘pipe dream’ plan

null, 2019-10-16T01:24:54Z

Overview: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) went after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for her support of the “Medicare for All” single-payer health care plan during the Democratic presidential debate, saying “the difference between a plan and a pipe dream is something that you c…

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The Best Moments From Last Night’s Democratic Debate

Josh Ocampo, 2019-10-16T16:05:00Z

Overview: Tuesday night’s Democratic debate marked several firsts; it was the single largest number of candidates on stage in any primary debate and the first to devote time to discussion of women’s reproductive rights. It was also the first debate in which nearly ever…

Tuesday nights Democratic debate marked several firsts; it was the single largest number of candidates on stage in any primary debate and the first to devote time to discussion of womens reproductive rights. It was also the first debate in which nearly every … [+4745 chars] [read the full story]

Medicare for All Would Actually Be ‘Medicare for None,’ HHS Secretary Alex Azar Argues at TIME 100 Health Summit

Jamie Ducharme, 2019-10-17T15:32:24Z

Overview: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was interviewed by TIME Editor Edward Felsenthal at the TIME 100 Health Summit.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar called Medicare for All a “utopian” and “simplistic” approach to health care that would actually become “Medicare for None” during an interview at the the TIME 100 Health Summit on Thursda… [+1974 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren has struggled to explain her healthcare overhaul’s impact on the middle class. That’s because key details are still missing.

Joseph Zeballos-Roig, 2019-10-17T18:06:08Z

Overview: Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has championed Medicare for All on the campaign trail, repeatedly saying she’s “with Bernie” on a plan that would extend universal healthcare coverage to every person in the United States and virtually abolish privat…

Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has championed Medicare for All on the campaign trail, repeatedly saying she’s “with Bernie” Sanders on a plan that would extend universal healthcare coverage to every person in the United States and virtually abolis… [+5166 chars] [read the full story]

Fact-Checking the Democratic Debate

The New York Times, 2019-10-16T00:58:22Z

Overview: Our reporters are following all of the exchanges and fact-checking the candidates, providing context and explanation on the policy debates.

But that does not mean that virtually everybody would end up paying less overall. Mr. Sanders has suggested various possible tax increases that could pay for this expansion, including a payroll tax that would affect workers across the economic spectrum. He ha… [+981 chars] [read the full story]

CMS Administrator Seema Verma Calls Medicare for All ‘Scary’ at TIME 100 Health Summit

Abigail Abrams, 2019-10-17T18:06:05Z

Overview: Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Trump Administration, called Medicare for All “scary” and said the government is to blame for many problems with the United States health care system during an intervie…

Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Trump Administration, called Medicare for All “scary” and said the government is to blame for many problems with the United States health care system during an intervie… [+2323 chars] [read the full story]