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  • Joe Biden Nov 15, 2019

    Warren Says She Won't Immediately Push for Medicare for All

    Elizabeth Warren announced Friday that she won’t immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and instead will work to oversee passage of a sweeping “Medicare for All” program by the end of her third year if elected president — a significant step away from a plan she’s long championed.

  • Donald Trump Aug 4, 2019

    Fact Check: The Democratic Debates and Trump Counterpunch

    In his typically boastful rally this past week, Donald Trump placed himself too high in the pantheon of presidents when it comes to getting his judicial picks on federal courts. He’s been having a good run on that front but he’s not where he said he is — ranking right under George Washington, no less. Much of the week was...

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2019

    Despite Calls to Start Over, US Health System Covers 90%

    America’s much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn’t stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles about how to provide coverage, from Bernie Sanders’ call for replacing private insurance with a government plan to President Donald Trump’s pledge to erase the Affordable Care Act and start over. The politicians are depicting a...

  • Germany May 21, 2019

    ‘Medicare for All's' Rich Benefits ‘Leapfrog' Other Nations

    Generous benefits. No copays. No need for private policies. The “Medicare for All” plan advocated by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what’s offered in other advanced countries, compounding the cost but also potentially broadening its popular appeal. While other countries do provide coverage for all, benefits vary. But the Medicare for All plan from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders...

  • Donald Trump May 2, 2019

    American Cancer Society Says High Health Costs Cause Financial Strain for More Than 130 Million US Adults

    The high cost of health care in the U.S. is causing financial hardship for more than half of all American adults as millions put off care because they can’t afford it, according to a new study by the American Cancer Society. The study found that 56% of respondents, roughly 137 million adults in the U.S., reported at least one instance...

  • Elizabeth Warren Sep 6, 2018

    Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Affordable Care Act

    Several Democratic senators have claimed that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s history shows he would be a danger on the court to the Affordable Care Act. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Aug. 28 on the Senate floor: “Judge Kavanaugh has written opinions skeptical of our health care law, reproductive rights, and even the contraception coverage requirement.” The criticisms have...

  • Donald Trump Mar 20, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump on Health Insurance Costs

    Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, President Donald Trump boasted that “we’re having tremendous plans coming out now — health care plans — at a fraction of the cost that are much better than Obamacare.” No such cheap plans have come out yet, though the administration has proposed rules that would expand the sale of less expensive insurance with...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2017

    Fact Check: Trump Misleads on High US Drug Costs

    It’s true, as President Donald Trump says, that branded prescription drugs are generally cheaper outside the U.S. But he distorts the facts when he says, “as usual, the world is taking advantage of us.” Prescription drug pricing experts say Trump’s gripe is with pharmaceutical companies and U.S. legislators who balk at such cost-controlling measures as having the federal government negotiate...

  • California Jul 12, 2014

    Uninsured in California Drops by Half Since Affordable Care Act Enrollment

    Since Americans began enrolling in health care programs under the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of uninsured people in California has dropped by half, according to a new survey.

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