Tom James, Associated Press Updated 10:15 pm PST, Friday, March 8, 2019 FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee sits in front of the state seal as he takes part in a conference call meeting with members of the AARP, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee's proposal for a limited public health care option cleared the state House of Representatives Friday, March 8, 2019, advancing what he has called the most practical option for expanding health coverage — and bringing to his state a national debate over what universal health care means. less FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee sits in front of the state seal as he takes part in a conference call meeting with members of the AARP, at the Capitol in Olympia, ... more Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP … [Read more...] about State public health care plan clears Washington House
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Tim Walz and Jeff Johnson are both promising Minnesotans better-quality health care for less cost. But it is unlikely that either candidate for governor’s plan would do just that. That’s the conclusion of several health care experts interviewed by the Pioneer Press. “We’re hearing things that are more aspirational than concrete,” said Scott Keefer, vice president of public affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. “What we want to hear is more of a holistic conversation that would improve the health care system and make it more affordable for everyone, and we’re not really hearing that.” Instead, says Larry Jacobs, an expert on health care policy and the director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, we’re hearing elaborate talking points. Walz, a Democrat and Mankato congressman, is pushing a philosophy that expands government … [Read more...] about Gov. candidates Walz and Johnson are at odds on health care. Would either’s plan fix much?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Priyanka Dayal McCluskey Globe Staff September 24, 2018 Massachusetts’ health care watchdog agency on Monday said that it is studying the cost implications of a state ballot question to regulate nurse staffing in hospitals, in the first independent study of the controversial proposal.Officials at the Health Policy Commission revealed they have been analyzing the issue for several weeks and plan to release their findings at a public meeting on Oct. 3. The ballot question, backed by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, a labor union, would set limits on the number of patients assigned to nurses at one time. The union says limits are necessary to improve patient care. Advertisement Hospital leaders disagree. A report commissioned by the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association said the ballot measure would force hospitals statewide to hire thousands … [Read more...] about Health care watchdog to weigh in on costs of nurse staffing ballot question
close Video Trump administration continues to dismantle ObamaCare White House chipping away at the Affordable Care Act; correspondent Peter Doocy looks at the changes being made to the system. Americans keep winning on health care reform. The public may only hear about a bungling Congress that could not repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – aka ObamaCare – even though it has been imploding on its own. Less publicized, the Trump administration continues to implement important, strategic reforms that empower consumers, lower the cost of insurance, and improve access to more affordable medical care. And the administration just delivered again. Secretary Alex Azar’s Department of Health and Human Services expanded the availability of short-term, limited duration insurance (STLDI) that is exempt from the coverage requirements and other regulations of the ACA. STLDI was originally designed to fill a temporary gap in coverage of less than … [Read more...] about Americans are ‘winning’ on health care as Trump administration chips away at ObamaCare
Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press Updated 5:06 am PDT, Sunday, August 5, 2018 Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump responds to a reporter's question on health care after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Trump says insurers are “going wild” about his new health care options and “millions and millions” of people will be signing up. But insurance companies say it will take time to design new plans and get approval from state regulators, and two major industry groups have actually expressed concern about potential downsides for consumers. less FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump responds to a reporter's question on health care after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Trump says insurers are ... … [Read more...] about Slow rollout, more fine print with Trump health care options