Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Talking Much About ‘Medicare for All’ Anymore & 9 more stories

Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Talking Much About ‘Medicare for All’ Anymore, by Astead W. Herndon, published 2020-01-01T10:00:22Z

Top Story: There are signs her campaign is seeking to calm fears about her health care proposal, including having small meetings with rural Iowa voters to explain her financing and transition plans.

We know what shes about on health care, Ms. Callison said. You see her commercials on that, you see her emails we know.
The arguments over health care were supercharged by more moderate Democrats, like Mr. Biden and Mr. Buttigieg, who once called Ms. Warren… [+1443 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren’s Fourth-Quarter Total Is $21.2 Million, Her Campaign Says

Shane Goldmacher and Thomas Kaplan, 2020-01-03T14:00:10Z

Overview: Ms. Warren’s fund-raising haul for the last three months of the year represented a slight dip and placed her behind three top rivals.

She reiterated her message at a town-hall-style event in New Hampshire on Thursday. Our democracy really is on the line, she said, and if the only way you can become the Democratic nominee is to be a billionaire or suck up to the billionaires, then look out, … [+1487 chars] [read the full story]

The Campaign Against ‘Medicare For All’ Is Spending Millions. Progressives Not So Much.

Daniel Marans, 2019-12-30T10:45:11Z

Overview: “It’s a one-sided assault,” said a progressive member of Congress.

The most hotly debated policy in the Democratic presidential primary is “Medicare for All” a plan to move all Americans onto a single, government-run health insurance plan.
But while proponents of single-payer health care like presidential hopefuls Sens. Ber… [+8619 chars] [read the full story]

10 top healthcare VCs shared the biggest surprise that could rock 2020, from ‘Medicare for All’ to Amazon or Walmart buying a health insurer

Lydia Ramsey, 2020-01-02T17:01:00Z

Overview: 2020 could bring a lot of surprises for healthcare companies — both good and bad. While gathering predictions for the year ahead, we asked 10 venture capitalists what they think would be the biggest surprises to hit healthcare in 2020. Those surprises could i…

2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year in healthcare. 
From a booming IPO market, to pharma companies getting more serious about using artificial intelligence to discover and develop new drugs, healthcare venture investors have no shortage of expectations a… [+5329 chars] [read the full story]

Andrew Taylor: I’m on Medicare, but I still got stuck with a $25k hospital bill

null, 2019-12-30T01:22:35Z

Overview: The solution is for Congress to pass a law stating that any person with Medicare Part A coverage is considered admitted if hospitalized overnight, or at the very least, any person hospitalized for a surgical procedure followed by a night in the hospital shoul…

On June 30, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson inaugurated the Medicare program with the promise that nearly every older American will receive hospital care not as an act of charity, but as the insured right of a senior citizen.
Medicare Part A was designed to p… [+4839 chars] [read the full story]

Amy Klobuchar Might Tell Us About UFOs

Whitney Kimball, 2020-01-02T22:50:00Z

Overview: For years, one New Hampshire paper has been quietly but doggedly pressing politicians and candidates for their stances on a bipartisan issue which could conceivably be a single-issue issue if more journalists cared to pursue it: will they declassify UFO stuff…

For years, one New Hampshire paper has been quietly but doggedly pressing politicians and candidates for their stances on a bipartisan issue which could conceivably be a single-issue issue if more journalists cared to pursue it: will they declassify UFO stuff… [+2776 chars] [read the full story]

3 big health care stories to watch for in 2020

Dylan Scott, 2019-12-30T18:00:00Z

Overview: Surprise bills, Medicare-for-all, and more.

NurPhoto/Getty Images Surprise bills, Medicare-for-all, and more. Here’s a prediction: Health care will be a big story in 2020. There is a joke among health care journalists that we benefit from a (fictional) Full Employment Act. Given the money involved and … [+6764 chars] [read the full story]

Warren warns ‘democracy hangs in the balance’ in New Year’s Eve speech

By Joseph Ax and Amanda Becker, 2019-12-31T16:45:42Z

Overview: Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren sought to re-energize her White House campaign in a New Year’s Eve speech on Tuesday, warning that “democracy hangs in the balance” five weeks before nominating contests begin in early February. In her home s…

By Joseph Ax and Amanda Becker
BOSTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren sought to re-energize her White House campaign in a New Year’s Eve speech on Tuesday, warning that “democracy hangs in the balance” five weeks before nominat… [+3044 chars] [read the full story]

Warren Assails Lobbying Against Her Health Plan: Campaign Update

Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou, 2019-12-31T17:39:12Z

Overview: (Bloomberg) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren assailed the clout in Washington of billionaires and large corporations that have lined up to fight her calls for a wealth tax and Medicare for All.“Many corporate executives and career politic…

(Bloomberg) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren assailed the clout in Washington of billionaires and large corporations that have lined up to fight her calls for a wealth tax and Medicare for All.
Many corporate executives and career politi… [+3120 chars] [read the full story]