Trump Administration Agrees to Continue Healthcare Subsidy for Now

David Lauter, Los Angeles Times The Trump administration, faced with increasing pressure from Republican members of Congress, backed away from causing an immediate crisis in healthcare marketplaces and agreed Wednesday to continue making payments to insurance companies that are widely viewed as critical … Continued

CBO Reports Ending ACA Payments Will Add to Deficit

From the Campaign for America’s Future ( NPR reports: “If President Trump decides to cut off payments to insurance companies called for under the Affordable Care Act, it’s going to cost him. Or, more accurately, it’s going to cost taxpayers … Continued

Keystone State Legislator Ramps Up Single-Payer Health Care Struggle

Posted at July 31, 2017 12:24 PM CDT  BY BEN SEARS David Drexler / Flickr (CC) PHILADELPHIA – State Rep. Pamela DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., does not mince words: “A system driven by insurance companies will never meet the needs of citizens. It … Continued

Act Now-House Budget Attacks the Safety Net to Fund the Military & Tax Cuts for the Rich

Senate Republicans want to make devastating cuts to all sorts of important government programs that feed children, stop the worst abuses of Wall Street, protect our seniors, and provide healthcare coverage. Here are just some of the cuts they’re trying … Continued

Bernie Sanders’ Drug Price Bill Would Save Billions, Congressional Analysts Say

International Business Times By David Sirota @davidsirota and Alex Kotch @alexkotch on 07/31/17 at 8:43 PM Allowing Americans to purchase lower-priced medicines from other countries would save the federal government alone more than $6 billion, according to a new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office. The report … Continued

Advocates Say Trump Could End Health-Care Subsidies

Posted at August 1, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window President Trump could unilaterally end subsidies for insurance purchased through the marketplace. (Sean Spicer/Wikimedia Commons) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Ending federal health-insurance subsidies … Continued

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