Paige Winfield Cunningham, The Washington Post Published 11:03 am PDT, Friday, July 6, 2018 A year and a half into the Trump presidency, Republicans haven't managed to dramatically remake the U.S. health-care system as they promised. That said, there's a whole bucket of smaller ways their rule is reshaping the way government health-care programs work and the coverage and care that is available to Americans. We've covered many of these efforts - from all the drama over cost-sharing subsidies to Medicaid work requirements to the White House's drug plan - hopefully demystifying complicated policy and politics. Here are some health policy questions to watch: 1. How are the Obamacare marketplaces shaping up for next year? Recommended Video: Now Playing: US President Donald Trump has sparked controversy by claiming Britain’s publicly-funded healthcare system was “going broke and not working”. He was using the National Health Service (NHS) to make a … [Read more...] about The Health 202: Here are the key health-care questions to watch in the months ahead
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By Andrea Zelinski Updated 6:00 am, Thursday, May 10, 2018 Photo: DELCIA LOPEZ, STAFF / EN Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Many parents of medically fragile children told state lawmakers Wednesday, May 9, 2018, that the state’s managed care system has created hurdles in getting their children access to the health care they need. (Delcia Lopez/Staff) less Many parents of medically fragile children told state lawmakers Wednesday, May 9, 2018, that the state’s managed care system has created hurdles in getting their children access to the health care they need. ... more Photo: DELCIA LOPEZ, STAFF / EN Families share struggles with managed care with Texas lawmakers 1 / 1 Back to Gallery AUSTIN — Dozens of parents railed against Texas’ managed care system for medically fragile children … [Read more...] about Families share struggles with managed care with Texas lawmakers
GREAT-gran Gretel Gocan has an emotional reunion with her family yesterday as she becomes the first exiled Windrush pensioner to return to Britain. Gretel, 81, who was stranded in Jamaica for nine years, told The Sun: “I thought I’d never come home.” The OAP went to the island for her sister’s funeral in 2009 and was wrongly refused entry back. She flew into Gatwick after the Home Office gave her a new passport following the Windrush scandal which cost Amber Rudd her job as Home Secretary. Gretel said: “I came to this country so long ago. They invited me in and suddenly they didn’t want me any more. “Britain let me down. But I am so happy to see my family again and so grateful to everyone who helped bring me home.” Her great granddaughter Kia Jones, 17, wiped away tears as she held her hand at the airport while grandson Shelumiel, eight, met her for the first time. Gretel came to Britain in the 1960s and met her … [Read more...] about Great-gran Gretel Gocan is first Windrush exile to return to UK and is greeted with emotional reunion at Gatwick Airport
Prince Harry and Meghan Markel meet wellwishers as they visit Reprezent 107.3FM on January 9, in London. The public has warmed to this refreshingly real royal-to-be, who seems to be having a positive influence on Harry. Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty World On a sunny day this April, teenage girls from a local school were having a picnic in a park. I was on a bench near them, reading a book, until the noise got too much. The students were in uniform, easy with one another and bursting with adolescent enthusiasm. They reflected London’s infinite class, race and ethnic variety. Some had clustered around a lovely, mixed-race girl and were weaving wild flowers around her curly hair: “Straighten your hair,” one said. “You’ll look just like Meghan!” They took selfies, squealed over sites for bridal gowns and pored over celeb mags with pictures of Meghan Markle. Idolized and envied by them, she was the luckiest woman in the world. The girl with the … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle And Prince Harry: Can the Royal Wedding Change Centuries of Racism and Classism in Britain?
THE PROGNOSIS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise) The Trump administration is trying its darndest to rewrite Obamacare since Congress has largely failed to erase it. Officials yesterday took their biggest steps yet to roll back the health-care law’s regulations, showing they’re intent on dampening the law's effects wherever possible. States will get much more wiggle room in determining whether plans are generous enough to meet Affordable Care Act standards. Some insurers could be allowed to spend more on overhead. And more Americans may duck the law’s individual mandate to buy coverage. That's all according to a massive, final notice the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued late Monday afternoon. “Ultimately the law needs congressional action to repeal, but until the law changes we won’t stand idly by as Americans suffer,” CMS Administrator … [Read more...] about The Health 202: Trump health officials rewrite big Obamacare rules