health care

Under Cassidy-Graham, health-care spending would drop in all but 16 states. Fifteen voted for Trump.

Under Cassidy-Graham, health-care spending would drop in all but 16 states. Fifteen voted for Trump.

Even without independent analysis from the Congressional Budget Office, one of the effects of the current plan to overhaul Obamacare is clear. The bill – known as Cassidy-Graham...
Jimmy Kimmel: Senator “lied right to my face” on health care

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator “lied right to my face” on health care

Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him....
Cory Gardner “trying to get some more information on” Graham-Cassidy GOP health care legislation

Cory Gardner “trying to get some more information on” Graham-Cassidy GOP health care legislation

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Wednesday did not give a firm “yes” or “no” when asked about his potential support for the GOP’s latest proposal to unwind the Affordable Car…...
Obama: GOP’s efforts to repeal health care “aggravating”

Obama: GOP’s efforts to repeal health care “aggravating”

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday called repeated Republican efforts to repeal his signature health care law “aggravating” as he urged people not to be discouraged by...
Bill Cassidy defends health bill against Jimmy Kimmel’s attacks

Bill Cassidy defends health bill against Jimmy Kimmel’s attacks

“I am sorry he does not understand,” Cassidy said on CNN, arguing that his bill would in fact protect people with pre-existing conditions, a claim that Kimmel as well as leading...
Rubio appears likely to support last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort

Rubio appears likely to support last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort

Marco Rubio indicated tentative support for the Graham-Cassidy plan to repeal and replace Obamacare in the Senate, eight weeks after the Republican-controlled Senate failed to act...
On health care, the wrong party is being called ‘extremist’

On health care, the wrong party is being called ‘extremist’

Will the real moderate party please stand up? On the same day socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced his “Medicare for All” health-care plan, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)...
Graham-Cassidy bill would cut funding to 34 states, report shows

Graham-Cassidy bill would cut funding to 34 states, report shows

The bill would sharply reduce federal spending on health insurance and cause 34 states to lose such funding, according to an analysis....
Ready to deal this time? Alaska’s Murkowski is in the health-care spotlight. Again.

Ready to deal this time? Alaska’s Murkowski is in the health-care spotlight. Again.

The independent-minded Republican isn’t convinced the current bill is good for her state. But the latest in a long line of transactional politicians isn't a definite “no,” either....
McConnell intends to bring repeal bill to Senate floor next week, spokesman says

McConnell intends to bring repeal bill to Senate floor next week, spokesman says

The statement marks McConnell's most concrete commitment yet to moving ahead with the bill from Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.)....
Jimmy Kimmel slams senator for lying about new health care bill

Jimmy Kimmel slams senator for lying about new health care bill

Jimmy Kimmel slammed Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana on his show Tuesday night for proposing new health care legislation that Kimmel said fails the "Jimmy Kimmel test"...
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, other governors oppose Graham-Cassidy health care plan

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, other governors oppose Graham-Cassidy health care plan

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Ohio Gov. John Kasich asked the Senate to not consider an amendment put forward by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of...
Senators scrap bipartisan effort to stabilize Obamacare markets, saying no deal was possible

Senators scrap bipartisan effort to stabilize Obamacare markets, saying no deal was possible

GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander ends effort to find bipartisan solution with Democratic Sen. Patty Murray to stabilize markets....
Arizona Gov. Ducey throws his support behind latest plan to kill Obamacare

Arizona Gov. Ducey throws his support behind latest plan to kill Obamacare

The proposal replaces the federal program with block grants to each state....
Rate of Coloradans without health insurance at record low

Rate of Coloradans without health insurance at record low

Colorado’s rate of people without health insurance has hit a new low, and researchers credit the Affordable Care Act — as a new proposal to repeal the law takes shape....
Would the House pass Graham-Cassidy? It’s not a slam dunk.

Would the House pass Graham-Cassidy? It’s not a slam dunk.

Together, 21 GOP lawmakers from California and New York voted for the American Health Care Act in May, and a threshold question for considering Graham-Cassidy's prospects is to...
Latest health care plan gains support from key governor

Latest health care plan gains support from key governor

WASHINGTON — A Hail Mary effort to repeal Obamacare sprung to life Monday when Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey backed a new Senate plan. The endorsement puts fresh pressure on Sen. John...
Clear Creek County will ask voters to raise its sales tax to pay for expected record-breaking EMS year

Clear Creek County will ask voters to raise its sales tax to pay for expected record-breaking EMS year

Clear Creek County will ask voters in November to raise the countywide sales tax by 0.65 percent in order to offset the projected growing costs of providing emergency medical...
Graham pushes his health care plan--and his state’s governor keeps his distance

Graham pushes his health care plan--and his state’s governor keeps his distance

As Sen. Lindsey Graham tries to build support in and outside Washington for his health care proposal, he's struggling to get an endorsement from his own state’s governor and...
Booker's romance with Bernie Sanders. Let's hope it's just a fling

Booker's romance with Bernie Sanders. Let's hope it's just a fling

A single-payer health system like Canada's would be great. But overreaching now, as Sanders proposes, will backfire....
Jeff Sadow: With a third opportunity open, it's time for La. to make change in BRF-operated hospitals

Jeff Sadow: With a third opportunity open, it's time for La. to make change in BRF-operated hospitals

The third time may be the charm to replace a state hospital operator, in a political drama Byzantine even by Louisiana standards....
Democrats want to cancel the health policies of 180 million Americans

Democrats want to cancel the health policies of 180 million Americans

ObamaCare falsely promised Americans they could keep their health plans, but what Democrats really had in mind is now clear: They want everyone to lose their insurance and take...
Penn. hospital under fire after staff took photos of patient's genital injury: 'We do pass on interesting stuff'

Penn. hospital under fire after staff took photos of patient's genital injury: 'We do pass on interesting stuff'

Two physicians were suspended and a nursing director was fired after staff took and spread photos of a patient's genitals at a Pennsylvania hospital....
Carolinas HealthCare, UNC likely to win in deal. But who would lose?

Carolinas HealthCare, UNC likely to win in deal. But who would lose?

The new partnership between Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care is likely to be a win for the two hospital systems. But who would lose?...
Why Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All Plan Is Good Politics

Why Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All Plan Is Good Politics

Liberal opponents of the bill say it is damaged goods. But Sanders’s proposal is a savvy way to push health care reform in a new direction....
Dems are stampeding to support ‘health care from hell’

Dems are stampeding to support ‘health care from hell’

With Republican efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare all but dead, Democrats appear to be ready to double down on plans for a government takeover of the American health-care...
Michael Bennet says Trump’s presidency is “a sign of how broken our political system is”

Michael Bennet says Trump’s presidency is “a sign of how broken our political system is”

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said this week that Congress is in one of its most dysfunctional states in the nation’s history and, though it had problems before Donald Trump’s election,...
Column: Dental therapists enhance care

Column: Dental therapists enhance care

Dental therapists’ limited scope of practice includes preventive and basic restorative care, such as filling cavities....
Robert Reich: It’s high time Americans were given single payer healthcare

Robert Reich: It’s high time Americans were given single payer healthcare

In France, an appendectomy costs $4,463. Here, it’s $13,851....
Democratic leaders are keeping their distance from Bernie Sanders' radical new healthcare plan

Democratic leaders are keeping their distance from Bernie Sanders' radical new healthcare plan

Sanders introduced the single-payer plan alongside more than a dozen Democratic senators while party leadership is hesitant to back the health care overhaul....
Before we fix health care, we need to focus on our food

Before we fix health care, we need to focus on our food

Heart disease, stroke, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cancers, immune function, brain health — all are influenced by what we eat....
The dam is breaking on Democrats' embrace of single-payer as Booker signs on to Sanders' bill

The dam is breaking on Democrats' embrace of single-payer as Booker signs on to Sanders' bill

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., became the fourth co-sponsor of Sen. Bernie Sanders', I-Vt., "Medicare for all" health-care bill Monday. In doing so, he joined Sens....
GOP unveils bill to block-grant major parts of Affordable Care Act

GOP unveils bill to block-grant major parts of Affordable Care Act

With just 17 days left for Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act on a party-line vote, a quartet of GOP senators on Wednesday rolled out a plan to...
Audit: $4.2M in improper La. Medicaid spending for lab work

Audit: $4.2M in improper La. Medicaid spending for lab work

Louisiana's Medicaid program improperly paid $4.2 million over a five-year period for laboratory services and tests that shouldn't have been covered, according to an audit released...
New OLOL Children's Hospital taking shape; part of a growing trend for specialized hospitals for the young

New OLOL Children's Hospital taking shape; part of a growing trend for specialized hospitals for the young

Over the past few weeks, steel bars and concrete sheets have sprouted from a dirt field along the south side of Interstate 10 between Essen Lane and Bluebonnet Boulevard. Over...
Democratic candidate for governor proposes Medicaid-for-all health care plan in Colorado

Democratic candidate for governor proposes Medicaid-for-all health care plan in Colorado

Cary Kennedy announced Tuesday that she supports allowing anyone to buy into the state’s government-run Medicaid system....
Will Carolinas HealthCare, UNC Health deal raise insurance costs for patients?

Will Carolinas HealthCare, UNC Health deal raise insurance costs for patients?

Health industry experts say that similar deals between hospitals give the medical providers bargaining power with insurance companies, resulting in higher insurance premiums to...
Anne Arundel Indivisible Healthcare Coalition holding forum

Anne Arundel Indivisible Healthcare Coalition holding forum

Anne Arundel Indivisible Healthcare Coalition holding forum...
Max Baucus, who once kicked single-payer supporters out of an Obamacare hearing, now open to the idea

Max Baucus, who once kicked single-payer supporters out of an Obamacare hearing, now open to the idea

Former Sen. Max Baucus, who once kicked single-payer health care supporters out of a Senate Obamacare hearing, is now open to the idea....
Donna Lynne makes it official, enters Colorado governor’s race

Donna Lynne makes it official, enters Colorado governor’s race

Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne announced Thursday she is entering the governor’s race in 2018, touting her experience and an extension of the current Democratic administration...
Congress listens but makes no promises on John Hickenlooper healthcare plan

Congress listens but makes no promises on John Hickenlooper healthcare plan

Gov. John Hickenlooper presented Congress with his plan for his healthcare reform on Thursday and the reception was warm — though far from committal....
Data hack at Children’s Hospital may have affected more than 3,000 families

Data hack at Children’s Hospital may have affected more than 3,000 families

A Children’s Hospital Colorado forensic investigation determined the potentially compromised emails contained names, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers of patients....
Bobby Jindal, now on speaking circuit, takes part in Yale health care debate

Bobby Jindal, now on speaking circuit, takes part in Yale health care debate

Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal this week took part in a health care debate with Yale students, arguing against single-payer proposals that have been floated....
More than half of rural counties don’t have a hospital where women can give birth

More than half of rural counties don’t have a hospital where women can give birth

At Meadows Regional Medical Center in rural Vidalia, Georgia, the number of babies born each year has more than doubled over the last 15 years — increasing from about 400 births in...
ObamaCare is making the middle class the new uninsured

ObamaCare is making the middle class the new uninsured

Brace yourself for the next health-insurance crisis: the middle class is becoming the new uninsured. The Affordable Care Act added millions of mostly poor people to the insurance...
Some breathing space, maybe [Editorial]

Some breathing space, maybe [Editorial]

Upper Chesapeake Health officials keep talking with public about their plans, but are we reaching the point where they may have to fall back and regroup....
McCain considers a new Obamacare repeal bill, and activists scramble to stop it

McCain considers a new Obamacare repeal bill, and activists scramble to stop it

Sen. John McCain said he could support a compromise that had been shelved months earlier — one that the president has hinted he would sign....
Baltimore County facing higher costs for inmate care due to addiction, mental health services

Baltimore County facing higher costs for inmate care due to addiction, mental health services

Baltimore County is learning that it’s getting more expensive to provide healthcare to jail inmates....
Letter: Take off kid gloves with addiction

Letter: Take off kid gloves with addiction

Success in recovery requires truth and accountability....