US Politics in Trump era Public date: 19.05.2020 20:05:49

15 Apr 2020

Nothing But a Taxpayer ‘Subsidy to Insurers’: Democrats Float Plan to Backstop For-Profit Healthcare Industry During Covid-19 Pandemic

House Democratic leadership came under fire Tuesday after it was reported a proposal is now under consideration to backstop for-profit healthcare insurance companies with taxpayer dollars instead of simply opening public programs like Medicare and Medicaid to those laid off or uninsured amidst the coronavirus outbreak ravaging the country.
House Democratic leadership came under fire Tuesday after it was reported a proposal is now under consideration to...

Publisher: NYTimes

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31 Jan 2020

Trump Administration Unveils a Major Shift in Medicaid

The Trump administration said on Thursday that it would allow states to cap Medicaid spending for many poor adults, a major shift long sought by conservatives that gives states the option of reducing health benefits for millions who gained coverage through the program under the Affordable Care Act.
The Trump administration said on Thursday that it would allow states to cap Medicaid spending for many poor adults, a...
13 Mar 2019

Trump’s 2020 budget proposes $1 trillion cut to Medicare, Medicaid

The White House released its 2020 budget proposal on Monday, proposing more than $1 trillion in cuts to the popular programs Medicare and Medicaid and giving insight into what the executive branch would do if Congress didn’t control the federal government’s pocketbook. The most notable cut comes out of Medicaid, a health program for people who are low-income or have a disability, which Trump proposes cutting by more than $700 billion over 10 years.
The White House released its 2020 budget proposal on Monday, proposing more than $1 trillion in cuts to the popular...

Publisher: Newsweek

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17 Oct 2018

Mitch McConnell Calls for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid Cuts After Passing Tax Cuts, Massive Defense Spending

After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut, the Senate majority leader said Tuesday that the only way to lower the record-high federal deficit would be to cut entitlement programs.
After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut, the Senate majority leader said Tuesday that the only way to lower the...
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...

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