Why the Less Disruptive Health Care Option Could Be Plenty Disruptive & 12 more stories

Why the Less Disruptive Health Care Option Could Be Plenty Disruptive, by Margot Sanger-Katz, published 2019-12-03T19:18:57Z

Top Story: Democrats like the “optional” part of the so-called public option. But the very existence of new government insurance could shake up the system.

If the public option became explicitly linked to Medicare requiring all providers that wanted Medicare patients to accept public-option patients, too the public option might be able to negotiate low prices for care and include a wide range of doctors and hosp… [+2136 chars] [read the full story]

How Much Would Joe Biden’s Policies Cost?

Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker, 2019-12-04T21:00:00Z

Overview: Joe Biden has said he’ll make college and healthcare more affordable as president, all while moving the country toward more renewable energy sources. Sounds great! But those changes will come with a price tag to the tune of more than $3 trillion. And after mo…

Joe Biden has said hell make college and healthcare more affordable as president, all while moving the country toward more renewable energy sources. Sounds great! But those changes will come with a price tag to the tune of more than $3 trillion. And after mon… [+3712 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren’s once surging campaign mixes it up as she faces a winter cold front

Gregory Krieg, CNN, 2019-12-05T12:02:24Z

Overview: Elizabeth Warren is trying something different.

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)Elizabeth Warren is trying something different.
As she took the mic in Marion, Iowa, on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Warren told the audience they were in for a little “experiment.” She would be giving a Reader’s Digest version of her… [+10072 chars] [read the full story]

Where Kamala Harris Went Wrong

David Leonhardt, 2019-12-04T13:14:30Z

Overview: It’s not just political marketing.

This isnt simply a matter of political marketing. Her lack of an abiding theory of government meant that her campaign couldnt decide where it fit in the 2020 presidential campaign. In retrospect, I think her best approach would have been as an alternative to … [+1084 chars] [read the full story]

Biden says Buttigieg ‘stole’ his U.S. healthcare plan

Trevor Hunnicutt, 2019-12-03T01:55:01Z

Overview: U.S. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Monday that his fast-rising rival Pete Buttigieg “stole” the former vice president’s healthcare policy proposals, as the two battle for support in the early nominating state of Iowa.

FORT DODGE, Iowa (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Monday that his fast-rising rival Pete Buttigieg “stole” the former vice president’s healthcare policy proposals, as the two battle for support in the early nominating state… [+2046 chars] [read the full story]

U.S. health spending recovers after two slow years: CMS

Reuters Editorial, 2019-12-05T21:20:15Z

Overview: U.S. healthcare spending recovered in 2018 after two consecutive years of decline, a government health agency reported on Thursday.

(Reuters) – U.S. healthcare spending recovered in 2018 after two consecutive years of decline, a government health agency reported on Thursday.
The total national health expenditures last year grew 4.6% to $3.6 trillion, or $11,172 per person, boosted by fa… [+1404 chars] [read the full story]

Joe Biden slams the media for saying Democrats have moved ‘extremely to the left’ since 2016 and says the party’s not with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Eliza Relman, 2019-12-06T15:25:17Z

Overview: Former Vice President Joe Biden argued that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s politics are far to the left of the Democratic Party’s average voter in an interview with Axios. Biden added that the media falsely reported that the Democratic Party “moved extremely…

Former Vice President Joe Biden argued that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s politics are far to the left of the Democratic Party mainstream in an interview with Axios that aired Friday. 
Biden added that the media falsely reported that his party “moved extre… [+1233 chars] [read the full story]

How Social Security and Medicare Work Together

Rachel Hartman, 2019-12-04T16:01:26Z

Overview: Social Security and Medicare are social safety programs that Americans pay into during their working years through taxes. Social Security provides financial support, and Medicare is a health insurance program that helps cover doctor visits, hospital stays and…

Social Security and Medicare are social safety programs that Americans pay into during their working years through taxes. Both are designed to assist older Americans and distribute benefits to the disabled and their families. Social Security provides financia… [+5172 chars] [read the full story]

What Is Voters’ Highest Priority? There’s a Way to Find Out

Lynn Vavreck, John Sides and Chris Tausanovitch, 2019-12-05T10:00:07Z

Overview: Peeling away preferences, a study shows impeachment is at the top of the list for Republicans, and is the second choice for Democrats.

Whether to impeach Mr. Trump, for example, is more important to Democrats than the economic issues being talked up by the partys presidential candidates on the campaign trail, such as debt-free college (the 12th-most important issue) or Medicare for all (the … [+2535 chars] [read the full story]

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AARP Distances Itself From Susan Collins Ad Touting Its Support

Hayley Miller, 2019-12-03T17:20:44Z

Overview: The group said it “did not authorize or participate in the production of the advertisement targeting House Speaker Sara Gideon.”

AARP released a statement distancing itself from a political ad that touted the group’s past support for Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine).
“We have a proud history of non-partisan voter engagement,” AARP Maine State Director Lori Parham said in the statement Wed… [+2787 chars] [read the full story]

Why is Elizabeth Warren falling in the polls? Blame Medicare-for-all.

W. James Antle III, 2019-12-04T10:55:01Z

Overview: Before Elizabeth Warren had “a plan for that,” the GOP had its own man with a plan. A decade ago, Paul Ryan championed a “roadmap” to curb the national debt and rein in entitlement spending through free-market reforms of the big programs that benefit the elde…

Before Elizabeth Warren had “a plan for that,” the GOP had its own man with a plan. A decade ago, Paul Ryan championed a “roadmap” to curb the national debt and rein in entitlement spending through free-market reforms of the big programs that benefit the elde… [+4609 chars] [read the full story]