Biden accuses Warren of having elitist view of policy

2020 Campaign 11/05/19, 20:12

Without naming her, Joe Biden attacked fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday for employing a "condescending" approach to politics that smacks of "elitism." The comments, made at a fundraiser in Pittsburgh and in a Medium post published simultaneously online, ...

Hickenlooper denounces Sanders’ democratic socialism vision

2020 Campaign 06/13/19, 16:43

Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper on Thursday attacked rival Bernie Sanders' vision of an America remade under democratic socialism and chastised others in the 2020 race for not repudiating that political philosophy. The former Colorado governor said Sanders was "wrong" to ...

St. Luke’s directed to fix issues or lose Medicare subsidies

U.S. 05/05/19, 09:29

An embattled Houston hospital that in the past year faced leadership changes, a loss of some government funding and questions about heart transplant patient deaths has been accused of violating patient safety and quality care requirements.The Houston Chronicle reports state ...

Budget office: Caveats to government-run health system

Politics 05/01/19, 18:06

Congressional budget experts said Wednesday that moving to a government-run health care system like "Medicare for All" could be complicated and potentially disruptive for Americans. The report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office was a high-level look at the pros and ...

Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

Politics 04/22/19, 10:49

The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government's overseers of Medicare and Social Security. It paints a sobering ...

UnitedHealth beats expectations all around

Business 04/16/19, 06:46

UnitedHealth Group beat first-quarter expectations and raised its 2019 forecast, as the nation's largest insurer increased Medicare coverage and received another boost from its growing business outside health insurance.The performance softened, at least temporarily, an unusual stock price slump so ...

Unions pushing for pocketbook proposals from 2020 Democrats

Politics 04/15/19, 08:37

Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. The candidates are spending too ...

Sanders relaunches ‘Medicare for All’ with Dems divided

Politics 04/10/19, 15:35

Sen. Bernie Sanders launched a revamped "Medicare for All" plan on Wednesday, highlighting a divide among Democrats over one of their bedrock 2020 campaign issues — the future of health care in America. As before, the Democratic presidential candidate's signature proposal ...

Update: Shaneen not joining Sanders’ Medicare plan again

Health 04/10/19, 09:51

The Latest on "Medicare for All" legislation from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (all times local):10:40 a.m.As Sen. Bernie Sanders reintroduces his "Medicare for All" legislation to create a government-run health insurance plan, one co-sponsor from the last time won't be ...

Watchdog to examine Medicare chief’s publicity spending

Politics 04/05/19, 13:41

A government watchdog said Friday it will review costly outside contracts to provide publicity for Medicare chief Seema Verma, whose agency oversees health insurance programs covering more than 100 million Americans. The Health and Human Services inspector general's office said it ...

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