Democrats in Congress are in the early stages of a partywide debate over their legislative priorities should they regain control of government in 2021. They see two main obstacles in the path of passing a Medicare-for-all bill. First, the Senate filibuster restricts the ability of a major party to write sweeping legislation without a supermajority (which Democrats are unlikely to obtain). Second, the political costs of voting for some kind of single-payer program, which would disrupt existing arrangements for more than 100 million people and/or include large tax increases, would be very steep. … [Read more...] about How Graham-Cassidy Would Make Single-Payer More Likely
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The real problem is that Washington would vehemently oppose giving up control of one-sixth of our economy and all the votes associated with bureaucrats who are dependent on their jobs on taxpayer dollars doled out by the federal government. Americans have to decide whether they are willing to fight for a health care system that works for them or one that works for Washington? … [Read more...] about With COVID-19 receding, we the patients must fix health care
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSixty percent of young Latinos support Biden: poll Fact checking the fact checkers: Trump does indeed plan to destroy Social Security Meet the first people to vote in the 2020 presidential election MORE (I-Vt.) is pushing Joe BidenJoe BidenPhotographer breaches Biden's security perimeter Nonprofit 9/11 Day bashes Trump for airing political ads on Sept. 11 anniversary Hillicon Valley: Dems seek to expand DHS probe after whistleblower complaint | DHS rejects House subpoena for Wolf to testify | Facebook rolls out new features for college students MORE’s presidential campaign to expand its appeal to liberal voters and boost its focus on kitchen table issues in the final sprint to Election Day. … [Read more...] about Sanders pushes Biden to focus more on wages, health care
Even before the onslaught of the novel coronavirus, many leading-edge providers had launched care and guidance services via chat, message-based exchange, or video platforms in efforts to improve access to care in a convenient fashion. We have had the fancy gadgets, the need and the capabilities for some time for this to be a normal part of everyday operations. However, implementing and scaling these digital services has varied widely and it has been universally poorly woven into health care operations. … [Read more...] about Will telemedicine save US health care?
It’s a $1.5 trillion tax cut over 10 years. As a share of the total economy, a tax cut of that size ranks 12th, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. President Ronald Reagan’s 1981 cut is the biggest, followed by the 1945 rollback of taxes that financed World War II. … [Read more...] about AP fact check: Trump, GOP distort on health care, voting fraud