Tag Archives: health

The health care vote-a-rama is nigh

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. The Senate continued its Obamacare repeal debate Wednesday. It’s actually still happening, and you can stream it on C-SPAN. Here are the three main things ... Read More »

Newest Senate health bill would cause 32 million to lose coverage

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Republicans’ newest health care bill would cause 32 million additional Americans to become uninsured over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office projectedThursday. Republicans on Wednesday put forward the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act, a bill that would wipe the health law’s coverage expansion off the books without a replacement in 2020. The bill comes as the ... Read More »

WITH HEALTH COMING FIRST, ROGER FEDERER’S POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS

LONDON—Asked what he missed most about professional tennis, Pete Sampras once said that it was the feeling that would come over him an hour before the Wimbledon final. He would start to feel sick, because he knew the whole world was going to be watching. That’s how most players talk about Centre Court. On the one hand, they wouldn’t trade ... Read More »

Insurers don’t have to cover birth control under GOP’s revised health bill

The Affordable Care Act ensures that all FDA-approved birth control methods are covered without a copay if you have health insurance, with few exceptions. But the revised Senate health care bill would scrap the birth control mandate — allowing insurance companies to sell plans that don’t include any of the currently mandated women’s preventive health services, from birth control to ... Read More »

More opioid funding won’t save the Senate health care bill

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. Defector of the Day: Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) Each day leading up to the Senate vote, we’ll take a closer look at a Republican ... Read More »

Jon Ossoff can thank Republicans for their secret health bill if he wins tonight

ROSWELL, Georgia — If Jon Ossoff wins, he’ll have the Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare with a bill that could strip health insurance from tens of millions of people to thank. Many of the volunteers here say they’re being motivated by powerful fears of what losing health insurance may unleash. In particular, more than a dozen of Ossoff’s ... Read More »

Health care reform bill is ‘problematic,’ both GOP and Democratic governors say

A bipartisan group of governors are criticizing the Republican health care bill currently being crafted in Congress, arguing the legislation fails to protect the vulnerable and shifts the financial burden of coverage to the states. In a pointed letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Republican and Democratic governors called on senators to engage ... Read More »

Want to see the Senate’s draft health care bill? Good luck.

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. Senate Republicans are reportedly wrapping up their draft health care bill — but aren’t planning to release it to the public. A Senate staffer ... Read More »

Task force tells Congress health IT security is in critical condition

A congressionally mandated healthcare industry task force has published the findings of its investigation into the state of health information systems security, and the diagnosis is dire. The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force report (PDF), published on June 1, warns that all aspects of health IT security are in critical condition and that action is needed both by government and the ... Read More »

How Over A Million Christians Have Opted Out Of Health Insurance

Bet Olson was 16 years old when she realized she wanted to adopt a child someday. Bet, who was raised in a Christian family outside Chicago, was attending a youth group service at Willow Creek Community Church, a megachurch in South Barrington, Illinois. A young man started to talk about adoption. “He talked about how the story that God has ... Read More »