Health Care

  • Citing hellish conditions, COVID-19 cases, Florida suspends 2 nursing home administrators

    The Miami Herald

    Some resident rooms lacked hand sanitizer or gloves. Plourde has been a Florida-licensed nursing home administrator since 1986. The Herald left messages on the cell phones of Cameron, Daniels and Plourde. The nurses were to help with the moves.

  • What pandemic? Leslie Rutledge still wants to kill the Affordable Care Act

    Arkansas Times

    The record of Republican-held houses of Congress is exactly the opposite. Its existing-condition coverage proposal was a worthless sham.  Efforts are underway by the Trump administration to wreck Medicaid. Killing Obamacare is a terrible idea at any time.

  • Trump Administration Considering Opening Obamacare Enrollment Amid Pandemic

    The Huffington Post

    Open enrollment for states that use the federal exchange ended on Dec. 15.

  • PEIA in good financial health despite pending COVID-19 cases, stock market collapse

    Coal Valley News (Madison, W.Va.)

    Insurance Agency remains in good financial health, members of the PEIA Finance Board were advised Thursday. PEIA financial officers are projecting a spike in costs for COVID-19 testing and medical care for PEIA insurees likely will be offset by a drop-off in elective procedures during the pandemic. "We will see spiked utilization of services with the pandemic, but we also will see a decline in elective services," Jason Haught, PEIA's chief financial officer, told the board....

  • Sununu seeks special period to enroll in Obamacare

    The New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester)

    March 18-- Mar. 18--CONCORD -- Gov. Enrolling in a plan can be confusing, and, as you know, the Trump administration has scaled back consumer enrollment assistance," wrote State Sens.

  • Democratic debate: Missed it? 7 issues that highlighted differences

    The Palm Beach Post

    Sanders got Biden onstage to say he would support permitting Medicaid to pay for abortions for women enrolled in the program, something that Biden had not supported in the past. Biden said Sunday night he will nominate a woman as his running mate. An issue that had disappeared from the debate stage came back. Biden committed himself to no deportations of undocumented people in his first 100 days and thereafter just felons.

  • Seattle's Nursing Home Nightmare Could Be A Preview Of Things To Come

    The Huffington Post

    At its worst, it’s lackadaisical, impersonal and outright hazardous. Nursing homes, in particular, have a reputation for poor care. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who included a long-term care benefit as part of his “Medicare for All� proposal. For now, there are more than a million people in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

  • Inside how the coronavirus changed the final days of Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders’ campaigns to win Illinois

    Chicago Tribune

    The Vermont senator also repeatedly has touted the hundreds of thousands of doors his grassroots supporters have knocked on during the final weekend of any given state’s campaign. The campaign also was looking at evening St. The campaign also planned a Sunday debate night video event with Dr.

  • To protect against coronavirus, Centre County retirement communities limit visitors, cancel events

    St. Cloud Times

    ...recommendations and communication to everyone." The State College retirement community limited entry points and is requiring all visitors to check-in at a reception desk, where they will be asked a series of questions about their recent travels and health conditions, Lysle said. No outside visitors will be permitted in the facility's health center and all events that would have brought visitors into the community were canceled, Lysle said. All residents who traveled by...

  • Michael Hiltzik: How California made Obamacare work

    Los Angeles Times

    The Trump administration has made other moves to undermine the ACA, including reducing the open enrollment period by weeks. The figures refer to gross premiums, before tax subsidies. Last year the state enacted its own individual penalty for not carrying insurance.