US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

30 Apr 2019

Why Vermont’s single-payer effort failed and what Democrats can learn from it

Vermont’s foray into publicly financed health care — in a state that in many ways offered the optimal conditions — demonstrates the extraordinary difficulty of trying to convert progressives’ dream of a more just, efficient health system into reality.
Vermont’s foray into publicly financed health care — in a state that in many ways offered the optimal conditions —...
10 Dec 2018

Trump administration halts study that would use fetal tissue ‘to discover a cure for HIV’

The Trump administration has shut down at least one government-run study that uses fetal tissue implanted into mice even before federal health officials reach a decision on whether to continue such research, which is opposed by antiabortion groups.
The Trump administration has shut down at least one government-run study that uses fetal tissue implanted into mice even...
6 Jun 2018

A crucial Medicare trust fund will run out three years earlier than predicted

The financial future of the part of Medicare that pays older Americans’  hospital bills has deteriorated significantly, according to an annual government report that forecasts that the trust fund will be depleted by 2026 — three years sooner than expected a year ago. According to the report, less money will be flowing into the hospital-care trust fund in part because the tax law passed this year will cause the government to collect less in income taxes.
The financial future of the part of Medicare that pays older Americans’  hospital bills has...
21 Oct 2017

ACA enrollment schedule may lock millions into unwanted health plans

Millions of Americans with insurance through the Affordable Care Act could find themselves locked into health plans they do not want for the coming year because of the Trump administration’s schedule for the enrollment season that starts in less than two weeks.
Millions of Americans with insurance through the Affordable Care Act could find themselves locked...
13 Oct 2017

Trump signs order to eliminate ACA insurance rules, undermine marketplaces

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday intended to circumvent the Affordable Care Act by making it easier for individuals and small business to buy different types of health plans with lower  prices but also fewer benefits and protections.
President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday intended to circumvent the Affordable Care Act by...

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