Latest Health care reform News

Warren says getting to ‘Medicare for All’ will take 3 years

Nov. 15, 2019 5:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren announced Friday that she would expand public health insurance during her first 100 days in office, but wouldn’t push for passage of a “Medicare for All” program until the third year of her presidency, a timeline that acknowledges how tough it will...

Biden has 'no problem' with Bloomberg running for president

Nov. 8, 2019 6:01 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Joe Biden said Friday that he welcomes the possibility of billionaire Michael Bloomberg joining the crowded presidential field seeking the Democratic nomination. "Michael's a solid guy, and let's see where it goes," Biden told reporters after filing paperwork to run in New Hampshire's...

Top Democrats clash over health care at marquee Iowa event

Nov. 2, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The leading Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination clashed over the critical issue of health care while offering starkly contrasting visions for the nation's ideological direction before thousands of cheering Iowa activists at a raucous event kicking off the...

Warren vows no middle class tax hike for $20T health plan

Nov. 1, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed $20 trillion in federal spending over the next decade to provide health care to every American without raising taxes on the middle class, a politically risky effort that pits the goal of universal coverage against skepticism of government-run health...

Georgia governor releases plans for health care overhaul

Oct. 31, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a much-anticipated plan Thursday that aims to reduce premiums for residents who buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and give the state control of billions of dollars in federal health care funds. The proposal could eventually lead to subsidies...

The Latest: Georgia gov says health plan creates 'stability'

Oct. 31, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's health care proposal (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp says his newly unveiled plan to overhaul Georgia's health insurance market will give "more stability and predictability" to Georgia families. The proposal was released at a...

Stable costs but more uninsured as 'Obamacare' sign-ups open

Oct. 31, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans are going without health insurance, and stable premiums plus greater choice next year under the Obama health law aren't likely to reverse that. As sign-up season starts on Friday, the Affordable Care Act has shown remarkable resiliency, but it has also fallen short of...

Boxed in? Warren confronts tough politics of health care

Oct. 26, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Elizabeth Warren, it was supposed to be one more big idea in a campaign built around them: a promise that everyone could get government-funded health care, following the lead of her friend and fellow White House hopeful Bernie Sanders. Instead, "Medicare for All" is posing one of the...

Changes expected for Tennessee Medicaid block grant proposal

Oct. 24, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Changes are coming to Tennessee's proposal to become the first state to receive funding in a lump sum for its Medicaid program, TennCare, health officials said Thursday. TennCare Director Gabe Roberts told state lawmakers that the proposal will be amended to say changes won't be...

Baker takes aim at 'surprise' bills in health care overhaul

Oct. 18, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker introduced legislation Friday aimed at overhauling Massachusetts' health care system by restricting how hospitals and doctors bill patients and requiring walk-in clinics to treat low-income patients on Medicaid. Outlining the effort, the Republican governor said it's...