What does “Medicare for All” mean? This brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation summarizes key issues and legislative proposals as this policy debate has received renewed attention on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail this year.
… this proposal punishes hard-working immigrant families — even targeting children who are citizens — for utilizing programs that provide basic nutrition and healthcare
The federal government only pays 17% of Puerto Rico’s Medicaid costs to begin with, compared to 70% for the states, so further cuts will devastate the Island even more
The fall from grace last week of Dr. José Baselga, the former chief scientific officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, illuminated a longstanding problem of modern medicine: Potentially corrupting payments by drug and medical device makers to influential people at research hospitals are far more common than either side publicly acknowledges.
The history of the fight for single-payer health care for the elderly and poor should inform today’s movement to win for Medicare for All.
The burst of state activity on drug costs recalls the way states acted on their own to pass laws to expand health insurance coverage in the years before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010