Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Priyanka Dayal McCluskey Globe Staff April 09, 2019 Two top Trump administration officials visiting Massachusetts slammed the Affordable Care Act as a failure – even though the law has broad bipartisan support in this state and appears to be working smoothly here.US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II and the administrator of Medicare and Medicaid, Seema Verma, in separate appearances Monday also ridiculed the “Medicare for All” plans that many Democrats are now promoting.“The solution to a partial takeover of health care and its failings is not a complete government takeover of health care,” Azar said Monday night at an event hosted by the Pioneer Institute, a free market-oriented think tank in Boston. Advertisement Verma called a single-payer system the biggest threat to the future of the American health care … [Read more...] about In Boston visits, Trump health officials ridicule ‘Medicare for All’ plans
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By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:22 am A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the bottom floor of the Northridge Meadows apartments searching for victims. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEmergency workers remove a survivor from the first floor of the Northridge Meadows. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fire and rescue vehicles fill the street in front of the Northridge Meadows apartment … [Read more...] about 25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?
Jonathan Oosting and Melissa Nann Burke The Detroit News Published 11:52 PM EDT Nov 3, 2018 Lansing — Michigan Republicans fighting to retain full control of state and federal government hope voter satisfaction with the growing economy will provide a break wall to at least minimize losses from any Democratic wave in Tuesday's election. The Michigan GOP is touting “results not resistance” as it works to project majorities in Lansing and Washington, and push back against Democratic outrage over President Donald Trump. “The contrast is pretty stark between what our parties are offering,” said Sarah Anderson, deputy chief of staff for the Michigan Republican Party. At the state level, the GOP is promising “the same kind of results we have provided over the past eight years,” she said, including “a record drop in unemployment and eight balanced budgets, done ahead of time, with money left over for a rainy day.” Trump, … [Read more...] about GOP banks on economy; Dems elect health care
Amanda Seitz, Associated Press Updated 12:01 pm PDT, Friday, November 2, 2018 FILE - This combination of Oct. 18, 2018, file photos shows the candidates for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District seat in the November 2018 election from left, Democrat Kara Eastman and Republican incumbent Rep. Don Bacon. less FILE - This combination of Oct. 18, 2018, file photos shows the candidates for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District seat in the November 2018 election from left, Democrat Kara Eastman and Republican incumbent ... more Photo: Nati Harnik, AP Photo: Nati Harnik, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - This combination of Oct. 18, 2018, file photos shows the candidates for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District seat in the November 2018 election from left, Democrat Kara Eastman and Republican incumbent … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Ad on Bacon’s health care vote is partly true
Tom Murphy Associated Press Updated 10:10 AM EDT Oct 3, 2018 If your employer is sticking you with a bigger share of the medical bill before health insurance kicks in, you may have to get used to it. More companies are making workers pay an annual deductible or increasing the amount they must spend before insurance starts covering most care, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Annual deductibles for single coverage have now climbed about eight times as fast as wages over the last decade. That means that those who use the health care system are pouring more of their take-home pay into medical bills even though they have coverage. Health benefits experts say they see few signs that these rising deductibles will level off anytime soon for employer-sponsored benefits. “At some point they have to come down to Earth, we just don’t know what point that is,” said Matthew Rae, a Kaiser senior health policy analyst. … [Read more...] about Survey: Companies continue to pass health costs to workers