close Video Progressive Democrats push 'Medicare for all' platform Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos weighed in on the hotly debated "Medicare-for-all" bill — a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s health care system — on Tuesday, shrugging it off as just one idea. Bustos, who was elected chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for the House of Representatives in late November, said in an interview with The Hill on Wednesday that the estimated $33 trillion price tag was "a little scary" and suggested there may be alternative options. “The Green New Deal is an idea. ‘Medicare-for-all’ is an idea. But there are many others that are out there,” Bustos told the publication. HOW MUCH WOULD 'MEDICARE-FOR-ALL' COST? DEMOCRATS' HEALTH CARE PLAN EXPLAINED "Medicare-for-all" would expand benefits beyond what is already offered under former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care … [Read more...] about Cost of ‘Medicare-for-all’ health care plan is ‘a little scary,’ Democratic campaign chief says
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close Video How much would 'Medicare for All' cost taxpayers? Former Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth on what the Democrats' expensive proposition means for everyday Americans. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" proposal is coming back in a major way as Democratic presidential hopefuls begin stumping for 2020. The government-funded health care system — strongly opposed by President Trump and fellow Republicans — would expand benefits beyond what is already offered under former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The legislation was first introduced in 2016 by Sanders, who said it would be another step toward achieving universal health care. During a speech to officially launch her 2020 run, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., declared "health care is a fundamental right" and vowed to serve her constituents by supporting "Medicare for All." KAMALA HARRIS KICKS OFF PRESIDENTIAL RUN SLAMMING TRUMP POLICIES, … [Read more...] about How much would ‘Medicare for All’ cost? Democrats’ health care plan explained
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Oct. 25, 2018 / 8:07 PM GMT By Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump accused Democrats of trying to strip health insurance from the vast majority of Americans who have it Thursday, as he rolled out a regulatory proposal aimed at driving down drug prices for domestic consumers. "Sadly, a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives have cosponsored a very socialist health care plan that would destroy Medicare, terminate Medicare Advantage and outlaw the employer-sponsored health care plans of 157 million Americans," Trump said in remarks delivered at the Department of Health and Human Services headquarters here, echoing claims he has often made on the campaign trail, and in a widely-criticized op-ed earlier this month. Trump's latest remarks come just 12 days before a pivotal midterm election in which Republicans … [Read more...] about At HHS, Trump slams ‘socialist’ Democratic health care plan
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis presented a “100-Day Roadmap” on health care Monday, laying out the quick steps he would take if he’s elected.“This plan is a road map for immediate action we can take to expand coverage, improve quality and, most of all, reduce costs — both for families and for small businesses,” the four-term congressman said in a news release after a press conference in Frisco.“Coloradans are getting ripped off on health care, and it’s time for it to end,” Polis said. “We’re going to build a health-care system where every Coloradan, no matter where they live in our great state, has access to affordable, high-quality care for themselves and their family.”Polis supports a Medicare-for-all approach, ensuring that those who gained insurance under Obamacare keep it, while expanding its transparency, availability and quality.The campaign said Polis would quickly work to:• Make … [Read more...] about Polis expands on health-care plans he’d use as governor
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