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Biden Calling ACA ‘Breakthrough’ For Mental Health Parity Highlights Gaps

In a sit-down interview with CNN, 2020 Democratic presidential major candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration’s passage of the Reasonably priced Care Act, asserting that this regulation evened out the enjoying discipline when it got here to insurance coverage protection of psychological and bodily well …

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Health Care Gets Heated On Night 2 Of The Democratic Presidential Debate

On Thursday, the second evening of the primary Democratic main debate, 10 presidential hopefuls took the stage and well being points grew to become an early flashpoint. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) opened the controversy calling well being care a “human proper” — which was echoed by a number of different …

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Delaney’s Debate Claim That ‘Medicare For All’ Will Shutter Hospitals Goes Overboard

On the first Democratic presidential major debate, former Rep. John Delaney (Md.) outlined his opposition to “Medicare for All” and centered on one potential loser: hospitals. [khn_slabs slabs=”966953″ view=”inline” /] On the first Democratic presidential major debate, former Rep. John Delaney (Md.) outlined his opposition to “Medicare for All” and …

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‘Medicare For All’ Emerges As Early Divide In First Democratic Debate

Throughout Wednesday night time’s Democratic presidential main debate — the primary in a two-night occasion considered because the de facto launch of the first season — well being insurance policies, starting from “Medicare for All” to efforts to curb skyrocketing drug costs, had been among the many key points the …

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Fuzzy Math Fuels Sanders’ Claim That Cost Barriers To Health Care Kill 30,000 A Year

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Well being Information “Medicare for All” — or single-payer well being care — is a flagship subject for Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. So when a conservative group launched an advert marketing campaign claiming such a coverage would drive up wait instances for medical …

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On Campaign Trail, Joe Biden Highlights Nation’s Lack Of School Psychologists

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Well being Information Outlining his training platform on Might 28, former vp and 2020 Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden put the highlight on an often-ignored psychological well being drawback: children’ entry to psychological well being care. In a coverage paper launched at a city corridor in Houston, …

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Did The ACA Create Preexisting Condition Protections For People In Employer Plans?

Julie Rovner, Kaiser Well being Information Throughout a latest look on MSNBC, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) answered questions from “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski concerning the newest lawsuit difficult the constitutionality of the Reasonably priced Care Act. “Crucial a part of Obamacare, as you realize, Mika, is the safety towards …

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Trump’s Talk On Preexisting Conditions Doesn’t Match His Administration’s Actions

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Well being Information Delivering remarks on shock medical billing, which is a priority that has drawn bipartisan curiosity, President Donald Trump waded into one other high-profile well being challenge: ensuring insurance coverage protects individuals who have preexisting well being circumstances. “We’ll all the time shield sufferers with …

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Is Insulin’s High Cost Keeping Diabetes Patients From Taking Their Medicine?

Excessive prescription drug costs are quick turning into a number one political subject, with drugs like insulin rising as a poster youngster for the difficulty. Almost doubling in worth from 2012 to 2016, the diabetes medicine has commanded bipartisan consideration on Capitol Hill and even a shoutout in a latest …

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Newsom: California Leads On Prescription Drugs

Samantha Younger   California commonly portrays itself as a nationwide trendsetter on political points, and Gov. Gavin Newsom is claiming that title on pharmaceuticals. Newsom has a plan to tackle the drug trade, and at an April 17 information convention in Southern California, he declared that two different governors already …

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