health care

  • Health Advocates Cheer as Feds Reverse Course on Health-Care Payments

    Suzanne Potter Public News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Trump administration is restarting a part of the Affordable Care Act that it had slashed two weeks ago, much to the relief of insurers and health care advocacy groups. The feds announced Tuesday that they will allow risk-adjustment payments from...
  • New Bill Would Create CA Commission to Set Health-Care Prices

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Labor unions and consumer advocates are throwing their support behind a bold new bill in California to control health-care costs by creating a commission to set limits on what providers can charge. Supporters held a rally Monday April 9 in Sacramento...
  • Make Prevention Our Intention

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Currently the U.S. Senate will be voting pro or con on TrumpCare legislation which is being crafted by a Senate Committee behind closed doors. There are no public hearings scheduled; no prior review by anyone, especially Democrats who sit across that aisle. In addition no...
  • Experts Press Foundations to Engage in Health-Care Debate

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Leading experts on philanthropy are urging big foundations to get off the sidelines of the health care debate. They’re calling for amplified voices to address the deep Medicaid cuts in President Trump’s new budget proposal and the American Health Care Act....
  • National Universal Health Care Policy May Be Possible

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR According to Rachel Maddow’s commentary (MSNBC 04.02.17, President Trump made a public statement favoring America’s having a ‘universal health care plan’ with a single payor. The U.S. Congress needs to take advantage of this ‘very reasonable statement’ by acting like a non-partisan deliberative body which...