Bob Salsberg, Associated Press Updated 8:43 am PDT, Saturday, June 15, 2019 This Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 photo shows the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston. Legislation filed on Beacon Hill would set up a “Medicare for All” system that envisions access to health care “without co-insurance, co-payments or deductibles.” The enormous costs of such a program would be covered by new payroll taxes, replacing premiums now paid by employers and individuals. less This Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 photo shows the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston. Legislation filed on Beacon Hill would set up a “Medicare for All” system that envisions access to health care “without ... more Photo: Elise Amendola, AP Photo: Elise Amendola, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close … [Read more...] about ‘Medicare for All’ plan faces steep hurdles in Massachusetts
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Steve Peoples, Ap National Political Writer Updated 12:26 pm PDT, Sunday, May 5, 2019 In this May 1, 2019, photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden greets audience members during a rally in Iowa City, Iowa. Biden’s candidacy didn’t scare off any of his rivals, who lined up one after another in a race they believed was truly up for grabs. Did they underestimate him? Biden’s political liabilities are many, but he’s quickly emerged as an overwhelming front-runner who’s dominating the race for money and political oxygen in the crowded 2020 Democratic contest. less In this May 1, 2019, photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden greets audience members during a rally in Iowa City, Iowa. Biden’s candidacy didn’t scare off any of his ... more Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP … [Read more...] about Biden surge fueled by electability advantage. Will it last?
opinion Rob Casalou Published 9:55 PM EDT May 4, 2019 Medicare for all has become a rallying cry for those who want to fix what’s broken in our nation’s health care system. Everyone deserves access to high quality, affordable health care, so it’s easy to get behind a simple solution to a complex problem. However, when it comes to our health and well-being, we need to step beyond simple slogans and pursue thoughtful, long-lasting and meaningful change — Medicare for all is not the answer. Make no mistake, Medicare serves an important purpose, and will continue to do so, but it was never set up to run as a program “for all.” For health care leaders, one of the biggest concerns with Medicare is that it has never fully covered the cost of care for our patients. In fact, there’s evidence that underpayments associated with the program have led to hospital closures and driven consolidation. Less talked about, but equally as important, is the … [Read more...] about Opinion: Medicare for All won’t work for Michigan
By Eric Ting, SFGATE Published 7:35 pm PST, Monday, January 28, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on January 27, 2019 California Senator Kamala Harris speaks during a rally launching her presidential campaign in Oakland, California. - US Senator Kamala Harris faces questions from American voters January 28, 2019 as an official White House candidate, a day after formally declaring her 2020 bid to become America's first black female president.By launching her campaign early -- a year before any primary votes are cast -- the California Democrat leapfrogs several party luminaries waiting in the wings, and a few who have already entered the race, to become the de facto frontrunner in a burgeoning field that may ultimately feature dozens of candidates seeking to oust President Donald Trump. (Photo by NOAH BERGER / AFP)NOAH BERGER/AFP/Getty Images less (FILES) In this file photo taken on January 27, 2019 California Senator Kamala Harris speaks during a rally launching her … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris does not support ‘DACA for the wall,’ but is ‘all for increased border security’
By Bill Speros | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: January 11, 2019 at 6:09 pm | UPDATED: January 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm Tom Brady stood at the edge of his metaphorical cliff staring into the abyss of NFL obsolescence … nine years ago this week. Led by Ray Rice and Ray Lewis, the Ravens had just murdered the Patriots in an AFC Wild Card game 33-14 at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 10, 2010. Brady was jeered all afternoon, saying afterward: “I’d have been booing us, too.” Somewhere in outer space, the talk radio chatter and TV sports broadcasts from the ensuing days, weeks and months after that loss are reaching an undiscovered galaxy. Its inhabitants woke up today fully informed that Brady was just another NFL QB who could not succeed in his 30s or after coming off an ACL injury. “Brady is finished,” Zorb said to Og over breakfast this morning. “They should have traded him and kept Matt Cassel.” Or was that “Felger and Mazz” Tuesday … [Read more...] about OBF: Ignore the noise, Tom Brady will let you know when he’s finished