Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag: Medicaid

Despite coronavirus threat, Americans for Prosperity still leads fight against Medicaid...

Coronavirus or not, AFP’s opposition to health care for the poor and working poor remains resolute.

Former healthcare executive pleads guilty to bribing state senator

“Raveendran’s plea based on his egregious criminal conduct underscores our decision to charge him initially for Medicaid fraud following our extensive investigation involving millions of documents.”

Why Trump’s goon in charge of Medicare and Medicaid should resign...

Seema Verma’s attacks on Medicare and Medicaid, along with her close involvement in the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken and destroy the Affordable Care Act, have hurt Verma’s public image.

Supreme Court denies cert in Planned Parenthood case, lower court rulings...

Planned Parenthood was pleased with the Supreme Court's ruling and called it a "win for patients in Louisiana and Kansas."

Trump admin targets immigrants using food stamps & Medicaid & puts...

The draft regulation was unveiled Saturday and has been widely condemned for its cruelty and potential impact on millions of U.S.-born children of immigrant parents.

Bernie slams McConnell’s efforts to end defense and non-defense spending parity

“When history looks back on this period, I do not want people to see a U.S. Congress which worked overtime to protect billionaires and large corporations but turned its back on providing health care to vulnerable children.”

Stupidity and blindness have destroyed whatever democracy the US ever had

Republicans AND Democrats are the problem.

The huge tax heist

The moneyed interests who run the GOP depend on the Trump bomb to divert attention from their huge heist.

Medicaid survived the health care battle – now let’s give it...

We should ditch employer-provided insurance. Administrative costs for Medicaid are nearly half of the cost of private sector plans. Yes, half.

Good news on Social Security and Medicare? Reports show just that

This is a good point to keep in mind as the Republicans try to dismantle Obamacare.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

Era of US domination of Latin America coming to an end

As U.S. empire fades, so might the Monroe Doctrine come to an end.

Bernie and colleagues introduce Make Billionaires Pay Act

“As our country faces vast economic and health needs, billionaires continue to display their appetite for greed.”