Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ‘Medicare-For-All’ Debate: Who’s Going To Pay

House Democrats, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), have formally introduced their “Medicare-for-all” legislation. The bill, which would ensure coverage for almost every medical service most people need, did not come with any suggestions for financing. But it will likely […]

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Different Takes: ‘Medicare For All’ Is Not A Magic Pill Unless Cost Of Delivery Falls; Talk About Lowering Drug Prices Won’t Cut It

Editorial writers weigh in on efforts to improve quality of care and lower costs. Los Angeles Times: ‘Medicare For All’ Is Popular, But It’s Likely Doomed To Fail America’s fascination with Medicare for all is born of good intentions. Americans are […]

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State Highlights: Failures By N.J. Nursing Center Leaders Led To Deaths Of 11 Children, Report Finds; 10 Babies Died In Arizona Following Outbreak Of Syphilis

Media outlets report on news from New Jersey, Arizona, California, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, Georgia, New York, Tennessee, Minnesota and Ohio. The Associated Press: Company Leaders Are Faulted In Outbreak That Killed 11 KidsA federal report says a viral outbreak […]

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From The State Capitols: Suicide Prevention Training; Children’s Mental Health; Surprise Medical Bills; Cost Transparency; And School Safety

News from state legislatures comes from New Hampshire, Iowa, Texas, Florida and Georgia. Concord (N.H.) Monitor: House Passes Mandatory Suicide Prevention Training Along With Dozens Of Other BillsA bill that would require New Hampshire schools to provide at least two […]

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Viewpoints: Big Pharma Should Stop Gearing Up To Fight ‘Medicare For All’; Opioid Epidemic Is Devastating All Communities, Not Just White Ones

Editorial pages focus on these health issues and others. Stat: Pharma And Biotech Should Embrace ‘Medicare For All,’ Not Defeat ItAs a growing pantheon of Democratic politicians pledge their support for “Medicare for all” and its variants, the pharmaceutical and […]

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State Highlights: UC Hospital Workers Could Strike Again After Talks Stall; Mass. Needs To Improve Its Game To Become Digital Health Care Epicenter, Study Says

Media outlets report on news from California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Texas, Missouri, Ohio, Florida, Maryland and North Carolina. Sacramento Bee: 10,000 UC Hospital, Campus Workers Weigh Strike Over ImpasseUnion leaders for roughly 10,000 research and technical workers are contemplating whether to […]

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Georgia Senate Approves Governor’s Plan To Expand Medicaid; Ohio Lawmaker Wants Stricter Work Requirements

Medicaid news comes out of Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Louisiana and Florida. Georgia Health News: Senate OKs Kemp’s Health Care Waiver PlanThe Georgia Senate approved legislation Tuesday to let Gov. Brian Kemp seek health care waivers from the federal government.The party-line […]

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EPA Official Pushes Back On ‘Myth’ That Agency Is Soft On Polluters Following Report On Low Levels Of Fines, Inspections

Susan Bodine, assistant administrator of the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, said that EPA is achieving results by focusing on compliance over enforcement, encouraging companies to self-report violations and make compliance and enforcement processes more efficient. Meanwhile, regulators […]

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State Highlights: Long Wait Times To See Specialists Already An Issue At NYC Public Hospitals; Scientific Cause Of Cancer Under Scrutiny In Calif. Roundup Trial

Media outlets report on news from New York, California, Kansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Maryland and Washington. The Wall Street Journal: Patients Face Monthslong Waits To See Specialists At New York City HospitalsNew York City Health […]

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