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Doctors Argue Plans To Remedy Surprise Medical Bills Will ‘Shred’ The Safety Net

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Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News Chances are, you or someone you know has gotten a surprise medical bill. One in six Americans have received these unexpected and often high charges after getting medical care from a doctor or hospital that isn’t in their insurance network. It’s become a hot-button issue in Congress, and high-profile legislation ….  Read More

In A Messy Democratic Presidential Debate, Facts About Medicare For All Get Tossed About

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Emmarie Huetteman Here we go again. It’s been a month since Democratic presidential hopefuls last took to the debate stage, but Tuesday night in Detroit  10 candidates again faced off for the first of this two-night event. Health policy issues were a hot topic. The match up between Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts  and Bernie ….  Read More

‘If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It.’ Biden’s Invokes Obama’s Troubled Claim.

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Joe Biden invoked a risky — and familiar — phrase to sell his health care plan. At an AARP event in Iowa, Biden told voters he would create a government insurance plan to compete with private ones called a public option. It would give consumers, Biden said, another choice. “If you like your employer-based plan, ….  Read More

A Conservative Group Paints Trump’s Drug-Pricing Experiment As ‘Socialist.’ Is It?

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As part of its effort to curb high prescription drug costs, the Trump administration is considering an experiment that has triggered strong opposition from Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist’s powerful conservative organization, which the president typically counts among his supporters. [khn_slabs slabs=”975742″ view=”inline” /] As part of its effort to curb high prescription drug ….  Read More

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

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In a sit-down interview with CNN, 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration’s passage of the Affordable Care Act, asserting that this law evened out the playing field when it came to insurance coverage of mental and physical health. [khn_slabs slabs=”971669″ view=”inline” /] In a sit-down interview ….  Read More