They have shared goals. And perhaps they should remind the country of this history: If Republicans had had their way: No Medicare, no Medicaid, no Affordable Care Act.
Many young Democrats now call for unambiguously single-payer health care (although some prefer “Medicare for All”).
MinnesotaCare is a state program that for 26 years has provided affordable, reliable health care for eligible working families.
The attributes include ethnic diversity, easy access to preventive health care, and the ability to commute to work via public transit or by bike.
If there is a glimmer of hope amid terrible news, it’s that people are talking about mental health. And where there is conversation, there is hope that more awareness and understanding of mental health is coming.
We should continue to ensure that Medicaid delivers quality health care to low-income households as efficiently as possible, rather than introduce new and expensive red tape to address a problem that may not even exist.
Poor oral health is an indicator for many larger and chronic health issues such as heart disease, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
The state’s major health “challenges” are a high prevalence of excessive alcohol drinking, a high incidence of whooping cough (pertussis) and low per capita public health funding.
If the Senate bill becomes law, by next year the ranks of the uninsured will grow by 15 million in the short term and then will keep rising to 22 million additional uninsured Americans in 2026.
The United States also performed at or near the bottom of the list on most of the other measures in the survey.