Friday, Jan 11 2019 UPDATED 9:04 AM full issue "We'll use all our resources to make sure that we're careful there," said Thomas Donohue, the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. In other coverage and access news: insurer settles discrimination allegations over consumers who take HIV-prevention medication; a look at what happens when an insurer's pricing tool gets it wrong; and trends for the coming year. The Hill: Chamber Of Commerce CEO Vows To 'Use All Our Resources' To Fight Single-Payer Proposals The New York Times: Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, An H.I.V.-Prevention Drug The Philadelphia Inquirer: Her Insurer’s Price Tool Estimated Less Than $1,300 For A Breast MRI. Then She Got A Bill For $3,200. Nashville Tennessean: Three Trends That Could Change Health Care For Consumers In 2019 This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from … [Read more...] about Powerful Chamber Of Commerce Pledges To Fight Any Efforts By Congress To Move Toward Single-Payer
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Within hours of assuming office Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a defiant challenge to the Trump administration with sweeping plans to expand health coverage to more Californians, pushing for a single-payer system and insurance for undocumented young adult immigrants. He also called for new state-funded subsidies to help people afford health insurance, coupled with a requirement that all Californians have health insurance. And he signed an executive order that directs state agencies to work together to negotiate prescription drug prices. Newsom revealed his proposals on Facebook Live, following a combative inaugural speech earlier in the day in which he vowed to stand up to a “corrupt” administration in Washington and lead California along a progressive path. “Every person should have access to quality, affordable health care,” Newsom said in his inaugural speech. “Far-away judges and politicians may try to turn back our … [Read more...] about Newsom Comes Out Swinging On Day One For Single-Payer, Immigrant Coverage
By Letters To The Editor | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 2, 2019 at 8:10 am | UPDATED: January 2, 2019 at 8:15 am Would single-payer behealth care run like DMV? Re: “Latest DMV fiasco reveals dysfunction and need for reform” (Editorial, Dec. 27): Just imagine if by law we had to physically go to the DMV several times a year to stay compliant with state requirements. Given the DMV’s recent track record of massive wait times and demonstrated incompetence regarding the REAL ID process, what a nightmare life would be. Now picture a single-payer socialized state-run health care system run by similar well-meaning but overwhelmed workers who are serving 40 million customers. Joel GreeniaSanta Clara Submit your letter to the editor via this formRead more Letters to the Editor Report an error Policies and Standards Contact Us … [Read more...] about Letter: Would single-payer be health care run like DMV?
By Letters To The Editor | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 30, 2018 at 10:10 am | UPDATED: December 30, 2018 at 10:10 am Single-payer bill soundsgood–until you read it Re: “Gov. Jerry Brown rates very low among leaders” (Letter to the editor, Dec. 27): The idea of a single-payer system is very appealing until you actually read SB 562. Jerry Brown was right to be wary of its costs. SB 562 would be $400 million, requiring residents of California to raise taxes on themselves by an exorbitant 15 percent payroll tax for the shortfall. Not gonna happen. Rosie SorensonRichmond Submit your letter to the editor via this formRead more Letters to the Editor Report an error Policies and Standards Contact Us … [Read more...] about Letter: Single-payer bill sounds good until you read it
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