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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Still More ‘Medicare-For-All’

Apr 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Sarah Kliff of , Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the latest version of a “Medicare-for-all” bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a presidential hopeful, and Democratic and Republican reactions to it. They also discuss the latest on congressional efforts to rein in drug prices and another state effort to expand Medicaid — but not exactly in the way voters wanted. Also, Rovner interviews Ceci...
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NACDS commends Colorado e-prescribing law to prevent opioid abuse

Apr 12, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Roughly 64% of Colorado voters support an e-prescribing requirement as a fraud and abuse prevention strategy. Read More...
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With Health Care Costs As A Top Concern Among Voters, State Legislatures Eye Ways To Make Care More Affordable

Apr 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
State lawmakers across the country are trying to find ways to make health care cheaper, from expanding Medicaid programs to creating a public option to addressing high drug prices....
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U.S. Congress invites pharmacy benefit managers to third drug pricing hearing

Mar 13, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has invited executives from five pharmacy benefit managers to testify on April 3 on the rising costs of prescription medicines, in Congress's latest effort to question industry officials directly over an issue voters consistently cite as a top concern....
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Democratic 2020 Hopefuls: All Roads Lead To Single-Payer

Feb 20, 2019 , Forbes
Most Americans are unenthusiastic about waiting months for care or paying Canadian-style taxes. But that's exactly what will happen if Democrats get their way. Before 2020 rolls around, let's hope voters get a dose of common...
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Democrat Eric Swalwell is close to deciding on a 2020 run. Here's where he stands on key issues

Feb 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
The California Democrat says he expects an announcement "soon." He says he would have an economic message that appeals to voters who feel left...
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Fast-Moving Bill To Curtail Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansion Secures Key Approval In Utah Legislature

Feb 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Lawmakers who have been worrying about the long-term costs of expanding Medicaid have been quickly working to roll back some of the changes that Utah voters approved through a ballot initiative in November's elections. Other Medicaid news focuses on waivers, delays in payment and mental health...
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Parenting In The Age Of Legal Pot: Household Rules, Conversations Help Guide Teen Use

Feb 09, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
When Washington voters legalized marijuana in 2012, many parents found themselves with a new teachable moment. Though illegal for anyone under 21, the drug presented a dilemma similar to alcohol: Retailers sold it, people openly consumed it — sometimes to excess — and parents themselves struggled w......
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Utah Voters Approved Medicaid Expansion, But State Lawmakers Are Balking

Feb 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Political fights over health care continue to flare. In Utah, angry voters say lawmakers are disregarding their wishes by trying to limit the scope of a ballot referendum that expanded...
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Nebraska Could Vote On This Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure In 2020

Feb 06, 2019 , Forbes
Nebraska would become the latest conservative state to allow medical cannabis if the measure qualifies for the ballot and voters approve...
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Denver to vote on whether to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'

Feb 03, 2019 , Reuters
Denver voters will decide in May whether to decriminalize possession of small amounts of the hallucinogenic drug psilocybin, which would make it the first U.S. city to halt prosecution of people caught with psychedelic mushrooms....
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Idaho Supreme Court hears Medicaid expansion arguments

Jan 30, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The arguments for or against Medicaid expansion in Idaho have typically fallen along ideological lines, something not lost on the justices. More than 60% of Idaho voters passed an initaitive to expand the program in...
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2020 Democrats Face Voters Uneducated About Medicare For All

Jan 28, 2019 , Forbes
46% of U.S. adults have not heard about Medicare for All as a health policy proposal, a survey by NORC at the University of Chicago...
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New Maine governor orders Medicaid expansion

Jan 04, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
New Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order on her first day in office to implement Maine's Medicaid expansion, which was overwhelmingly approved by the state's voters in...
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Viewpoints: Voters Weighed In With ‘Hands-Off’ Message About Medicare, Medicaid; Small Tweaks Won’t Help Health Care System

Dec 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and...
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Target To Pay $3M To Address Allegations That It Had Been Automatically Refilling Medicaid Recipients’ Prescriptions

Dec 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Authorities say Target pharmacies knowingly and routinely enrolled MassHealth beneficiaries in the auto-refill program, then billed MassHealth. Meanwhile, in other Medicaid news, more conservative states are starting to explore expansion as it becomes popular among...
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Viewpoints: Voters Showed They Like The Health Law, So Make It Even Stronger; Lessons On Benefits Of Work Requirements For Medicaid

Dec 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and...
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Reading The Healthcare Tea Leaves In The 2018 Midterm Elections

Nov 30, 2018 , Forbes
The November elections left us with a lot to digest—it wasn’t the decisive “blue wave” that some were predicting, but the tea leaves did tell us some interesting things about what voters believe and value, particularly when it comes to...
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Medicare for All Lost Big Time in the Midterms

Nov 27, 2018 , Forbes
Medicare for All, the rallying cry for much of the far left, lost big time during the midterm elections. Voters outside liberal enclaves rejected candidates who touted their support for socialized...
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Maine governor ordered by judge to expand Medicaid

Nov 22, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A judge in Maine Wednesday ruled that outgoing Gov. Paul LePage must implement an expansion of Medicaid passed by voters last year. LePage's administration is ordered to comply by Dec....
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