Missouri Republican candidate Josh Hawley used a Thursday debate to try to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. The candidates' messaging during the St. Louis debate hosted by St. Louis Public Radio, Nine Network and KSDK Channel 5 reflects broader themes in their campaigns in the final weeks before the Nov. 6 election. Hawley so far has tied himself to President Donald Trump, who won Missouri by nearly 19 percentage points in 2016 and has returned to the state multiple times to drive up support for Hawley, the state's attorney general. Hawley said McCaskill has not accepted "what the people said in 2016" and no longer reflects the views of voters on policies including the recent federal tax overhaul, which she voted against, and a wall on the southern border, which she says is unnecessary. Some members of Congress say the U.S. must act … [Read more...] about Missouri Senate Debate: Hawley Tries to Paint McCaskill as Too Liberal; Health Care and Tariffs Take Center Stage
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Dr. Rob Davidson, an emergency physician from western Michigan, had never considered running for Congress. Then came February 2017. The 46-year-old Democrat found himself at a local town-hall meeting going toe-to-toe with Rep. Bill Huizenga, his Republican congressman of the previous six years. “I told him about my patients,” Davidson recalled. “I see, every shift, some impact of not having adequate health care, not having dental insurance or a doctor at all.” His comments triggered cheers from the audience but didn’t seem to register with Huizenga, a vocal Obamacare critic. And that got Davidson thinking. Dr. Rob Davidson (Courtesy of Rob Davidson’s campaign) “I’ve always been very upset … about patients who can’t get health care,” he said. But it never inspired him to act. Until this June, that is, when the political novice joined what is now at least eight other Democratic physicians running in races across the … [Read more...] about The Doctors Want In: Democratic Docs Talk Health Care On The Campaign Trail
By John Lorinc Special to the Star Thu., May 4, 2017 Since Justin Trudeau’s federal Liberals embarked on testy negotiations with the provinces over health transfers for the next decade, Canadians have seen the re-emergence of a persistent public-policy issue: runaway medical expenses. Those expenses now soak up more than 70 per cent of some provincial budgets, and Ottawa’s initial proposal — another 3.5 per cent a year — is widely seen as inadequate. The provinces feel — even with an added $11 billion the feds say they would spend on mental health and home care over the coming decade — that is simply not enough for a population that is both aging and ailing. Almost four in 10 Canadians over the age of 20 report that they suffer from at least one of 10 major chronic conditions. But in the face of overstretched budgets, there are now other options, many of which represent the long-sought shift to prevention from cure. A growing … [Read more...] about Three startups, three ways to reduce stress on the health-care system
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Co-payments and user fees: are they compatible with universal health care? Author : Naveen TennetiNaveen is a junior doctor at Monash Health in Melbourne, Australia. He is a current distance student of Economics and Development at the University of London and recently convened the 2015 Global Ideas Forum. Universal health care (UHC) aims to ensure that all people can access the health services they need without suffering from financial hardship. UHC, by its all-encompassing nature, is necessarily an expensive endeavour. The long-term benefits that accrue from healthier populations, however, far outweigh the short-term costs. Yet this doesn’t stop the foundations of UHC being targeted by the short-termism implicit in 24-hour media cycles and political turbulence. Particularly in higher-income countries, the moral panic of ageing populations and the burden of chronic disease have led to much hand-wringing and short-sighted proposals to reduce spending. Australia, … [Read more...] about Co-payments and user fees: are they compatible with universal health care?