Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is pushing the idea of a universal health care system in the United States. He is among the front runners in polling, so it is actually having an effect on housing stocks. The U.S. already spends more of its GDP -- 17 percent in 2017 -- on health care than any other nation.Question: Would a universal health care system benefit the U.S. economy in the long run?Phil Blair, ManpowerYES: Universal health care will level the playing field for a basic human need. There will be very hard questions about what services are basic and what higher level of service can be bought on the open market. Also, if government cannot provide consistent, quality health care at an affordable price, we will need to empower the non-government, private sector health care system to cover all Americans. Kelly Cunningham, San Diego Institute for Economic ResearchNO: Government and government-subsidized insurance companies currently account for most spending on health care. … [Read more...] about Econometer: Would universal health care help the U.S. economy?
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By CALVIN WOODWARD and HOPE YEN Published March 28, 2019 Features Associated Press Facebook Twitter Comments Print Image 1 of 2 ▼ President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Rallying in Michigan, President Donald Trump bragged Thursday night about a surging auto industry that isn't surging, a Republican rescue for health care that has yet to take shape, a "total" exoneration in the Russia investigation that was not offered. Continue Reading Below And Trump, as he routinely does, took credit for a veterans health care initiative that his predecessor achieved and ignored the reality when veterans seek treatment — waiting times that still last for weeks. Here's a look at rhetoric from his Grand Rapids rally, as well as his remarks leading up to it: 2016 ELECTION TRUMP, on electoral votes: "We won 306 to 223." — rally. THE FACTS: No. He won … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s fabrications on autos, health care
Henry Olsen, author of The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism, warned of “Medicare for all” Democrat proposals gaining popularity in the absence of Republican solutions to rising healthcare costs. He offered his analysis in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. “Medicare for all is a huge challenge for Republicans because a recent poll put out from Gallup this month showed that 70 percent of Americans believe that our healthcare system has major problems or is in a state of crisis,” Mansour said. “We see the polling that Americans are really latching onto this Medicare for all thing, including even Republican voters, and the GOP has no answer to it, really. What do you think is going to happen with this? The GOP is not addressing the needs of the median voter that’s getting hammered by our current healthcare system.”Olsen … [Read more...] about Henry Olsen: ‘Government Monopoly Health Care’ Will Win if GOP Ignores Working Class Worries
WASHINGTON — Colorado’s U.S. senators are demanding that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs take action to reduce wait times at the agency’s health care facilities in the state after Congress held a hearing on medical treatment for veterans.Senators Cory Gardner, a Republican, and Michael Bennet, a Democrat, asked in a letter for a report on how the VA will more quickly assist veterans at the agency’s Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) facilities, which includes the new Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in Aurora.“The troubling November 2018 [wait time] numbers demonstrate that the VA needs to prioritize solutions for Colorado veterans,” the senators wrote to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie.Wilkie spent part of the afternoon Wednesday being grilled by a joint committee of the House and Senate veterans affairs committees.The lawmakers wanted an update on his progress in implementing the MISSION Act, which is a … [Read more...] about Colorado senators pressure VA to improve veteran health care
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Congress Grills Head of V.A. Over New Health Care Law Supported by ByJennifer Steinhauer Dec. 19, 2018 WASHINGTON — Foreshadowing a likely partisan battle next year, Robert L. Wilkie, the secretary of Veterans Affairs, faced sharp questioning from Democrats on Wednesday over how the department will carry out a new expansion of private-sector medical care for veterans. Lawmakers attending a joint House-Senate hearing scrutinized evolving standards at the V.A. that dictate how and when veterans can get care outside of the system’s 1,300 government hospitals and clinics. The Trump administration is expected to better define the standards next year, but some at the hearing were not satisfied. Senator Jon Tester of Montana, the ranking Democrat on the Senate veterans committee, complained that … [Read more...] about Congress Grills Head of V.A. Over New Health Care Law