Tag Archives: Medicare

Obama Alums Tell Health Insurance Lobby “Medicare For All” Won’t Happen – MAPLight.org

This story was produced in conjunction with Tarbell.org, a Philadelphia-based investigative news site. A decade after the nation’s biggest health insurance lobby spent more than $ 100 million on a campaign to defeat President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, Obama’s former top strategist told the organization’s executives that “Medicare for All” likely won’t… Read More »

Kamala Harris campaign should either be honest about private insurance or admit she isn’t for ‘Medicare for all’

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., with the help of her campaign, keeps trying to claim she supports “Medicare for all” while obfuscating the reality that it would essentially eliminate private insurance. She needs to stick with one clear position or she’s going to be obliterated on the issue should her candidacy gain more traction. It initially… Read More »

Former Trump FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns ‘Medicare for All’ would hold back medical progress

President Trump’s former Food and Drug Administration chief waded into the “Medicare for All” debate on Friday, warning that access to life-saving treatments could suffer if the government were to become the only payer of healthcare services. “I think it would squelch innovation, and I think it would hold back medical progress,” Scott Gottlieb said… Read More »

Insurers’ message on ‘Medicare for All’: We’re part of the answer

Health insurers are grappling with how to craft their message to investors and the public about universal coverage as a growing field of Democratic presidential contenders backs moving the U.S. healthcare system toward expanded coverage. Some of the nation’s largest commercial payers weighed in on the proposals, many of which are branded as “Medicare for… Read More »