House Panel Debates Path to Universal Health Care

Rebecca Wood’s daughter was born three months premature, required a feeding tube and has relied on Medicaid waivers for critical treatment most of her life. The patient advocate told lawmakers Wednesday her daughter would not have survived if Wood had not put off her own serious dental procedure for an infection that cost her parts of her jaw.

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Cost of Trump Drug Plan Put at $177B by Congressional Budget Experts

Undercutting a promise from the Trump administration that the move will save taxpayers money, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Thursday that Americans will pay $177 billion over the next 10 years to reduce how much Medicare beneficiaries spend on prescription drugs.

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House Democrats Hold First Hearing on Medicare for All

Lining up what is likely to be a fixture of the 2020 presidential election, health care activists on Tuesday told lawmakers a Medicare for All plan is necessary to truly reform the health care system, as right-leaning economists cautioned them on the legislation’s price tag and the fundamental changes it would bring to the U.S. insurance industry.

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