October 24, 2018 5:30 AM SHARE Democrat Sharice Davids and Kansas 3rd District incumbent Kevin Yoder, a Republican, square off on health care, which is center stage in their race. Jason Boatright In her race against U.S. Rep Kevin Yoder of Kansas, Democrat Sharice Davids is making a health care a prime talking point. SUSAN PFANNMULLER Special to the Star 1 of 2 i By Andy Marso [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story If the myriad mailers didn’t make it clear, the big blue bus parked near the Country Club Plaza should have: Health care is dominating the race between Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder and Democrat Sharice Davids — and other tight contests around Kansas City.Speaking outside the bus Monday on Davids’ behalf was former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who hasn’t been in politics or government for almost five years, but is a key voice for Democrats this … [Read more...] about Health care was once a weapon of Republicans. Around KC, it’s now the Democrats’ turn
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POLITICS 04/20/2018 05:46 am ET Price controls are getting a serious look in California. By Jonathan Cohn If you think the country needs dramatic, even radical action to stop medical care from getting so expensive, pay close attention to what’s happening in California. Next week, a committee in the state Assembly will vote on legislation to create a permanent, nine-member commission on health care costs, quality and access. But instead of simply proposing different ways of paying for medical care, like so many other commissions have over the years, this one would have real power ― the power to set legally binding limits on what hospitals, drugmakers and the rest of the health care industry can charge private insurers and individuals. The bill could bring government control of health care spending to the biggest state in the country, and it might not stop there. Government control of health care spending, in one form or another, is an essential … [Read more...] about The Big New Idea For Reducing Health Care Costs Is Actually Really Old
POLITICS 04/06/2018 10:05 am ET Gun issues are also drawing substantial attention. By Ariel Edwards-Levy Heading into the midterm elections, American voters are more likely to say they’re focused about health care than any other issue. Asked to select their top two issues from a list in a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 30 percent of registered voters picked health care. An unusual trio of issues is tied for second place, with each named by about a quarter of voters as a top priority ― the economy, which perpetually ranks as a top campaign topic, but also gun policies, which rarely garner that level of attention, and immigration, a mainstay of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. This far from the election, of course, there’s still plenty of time for campaign narratives to develop and change. Voters’ midterm preferences are often driven more by partisanship than by policy, and this time around, Trump’s presence is likely to cast a … [Read more...] about Voters Say Health Care Is A Top Issue In The 2018 Election — A Good Sign For Democrats
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SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings NBA News 49ers Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Autos Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts … [Read more...] about Will Democratic control of House produce single-payer health care?