Paul Davis, a former state representative locked in a tight race with Republican newcomer Steve Watkins for Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District, said he thinks a quick switch to single payer would be too disruptive (“like turning a cruise ship on a dime”), but he supports allowing people to buy into Medicare at age 55. The minimum age now is 65. … [Read more...] about Health care was once a weapon of Republicans. Around KC, it’s now the Democrats’ turn
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“It will unravel our health care system,” Jan Emerson-Shea, a spokeswoman for the California Hospital Association, told HuffPost. She cited as proof the organization’s in-house estimate that the bill would suck $18 billion out of the state’s health care system each year, although she declined to provide much detail on how it reached that conclusion. … [Read more...] about The Big New Idea For Reducing Health Care Costs Is Actually Really Old
Health care, which likely contributed to Democrats’ midterm shellacking in 2010, is now an issue they feel free to embrace. For the first election cycle since its passage, a majority of the public now approves of President Obama’s signature health care law, and Democrats enjoy a sizable advantage over the GOP on handling related issues. For the party, “it’s an issue that you don’t have to hide from anymore,” the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Mollyann Brodie told HuffPost last fall. … [Read more...] about Voters Say Health Care Is A Top Issue In The 2018 Election — A Good Sign For Democrats
“I think the reality is under a Trump presidency, it’s probably not going to be passed in the next two years,” Harder said about Medicare-for-all. “But we need to be making it very clear what we’re standing up for, and we’re standing up for the fact that every individual needs to be covered.” … [Read more...] about Will Democratic control of House produce single-payer health care?
Asked to assess what aspects of health care mattered most to them, survey respondents ranked expanding access to mental health care as most crucial. Next on the list was making sure all Californians have access to health care and third, lowering the cost of health care for Californians. … [Read more...] about Californians want leaders to expand access to mental health care, Kaiser survey finds