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Democratic lawmakers skeptical about ‘Medicare for All’

Democratic senators appear hesitant to back a “Medicare for All” plan like the one being touted by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Only 14 senators, including Warren, have co-sponsored Medicare for All legislation from Sen. Bernie Sanders,…

Attacks on ACA could hamper Trump’s own health policies

President Trump has used a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to pursue key policy goals, including improving access to care for patients with kidney disease and increasing transparency on drug prices. At the same time, however,…

Health care poses challenges for presidential hopefuls

Health care is among the most important issues to likely voters, and it’s expected that the issue will dominate upcoming debates among Democrats seeking nomination as the party’s 2020 presidential candidate, according to news reports. A May 13,…

Hospital readmission penalties’ effectiveness questioned

A U.S. program that penalizes hospitals with high readmission rates may not be as effective as previously thought, according to a new study. The study found that although hospital readmissions decreased among patients with heart failure in the…

New research hub to focus on Medicaid

A team of researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Columbia University and Brigham & Women’s Hospital will spend the next two-and-a-half years examining critical issues related to Medicaid policy, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and…

How to build a ‘Medicare for All’ plan

The idea of “Medicare for All” has been making headlines in recent months—but what exactly does it entail? There are currently a number of different ideas being floated about how to set up such a system. For example,…

Number of uninsured Americans appears to be on the rise

Although the percentage of Americans without health insurance dropped after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new evidence suggests that it’s inching up again. Using new polling data, Gallup estimated that the uninsured rate for adults…

Poll: American priorities shift after 2018 elections

Lowering drug prices, cutting the federal budget deficit, and stanching the rise of domestic hate crimes are among the top issues that Americans want Congress to tackle in 2019, according to a new poll conducted by Harvard T.H.…