Bill Clinton’s 1993 health care plan called for universal coverage. It was dead by 1994, but the political wrangling it started over health care lives on.
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The US has been trying to reform its complicated health care system since 1993. In 2020, it continues to be one of the biggest and most complicated issues of the presidential campaign.
Generic drugs can be a great way to save money, but a recent study shows there are risks involved.
As drug prices soar, consumers look for cheaper generics. A recent study showed safety issues in some generics made abroad, however, suggesting that the FDA’s honor system may not be enough to ensure safety.
Sharing electronic medical records broadly could identify trends as well as mistakes, but it also poses privacy concerns.
A project involving tens of millions of patient records poses ethical issues, even though patients could ultimately gain. Here’s why privacy concerns are a hurdle.
Media and others prepare the stage for the Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta.
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Health care, immigration and trade have been hot topics during the campaign and are likely to come up during the fifth Democratic debate.
Employer-sponsored insurance is one of the biggest benefits for U.S. workers, but it may not be best social policy.
Nearly 160 million Americans get insurance through employers, but that does not mean it’s good social policy. An economist explains some aspects of employer-sponsored insurance that don’t work well.
Health care has become a major talking point in the 2020 election.
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Presidential candidates have been proposing plans to expand health coverage, lower prescription drug costs and make hospital bills more transparent. But few get to the real problem. Here’s why.
More data may be key to disrupting health care.
The president should use his penchant for shaking up the status quo to tackle the genuine crisis in health care.
Decreased regulation has failed to reduce the growing administrative burden of health care.
GOP lawmakers say their bills to replace the Affordable Care Act would do a better job than the ACA of controlling rising health care costs, but 40 years of deregulation show it just won’t work.
Melva Watt, right, senior Medicaid interviewer, assists a patient with her application for Medicaid through the New York State Marketplace.
House Speaker Paul Ryan called the new health care proposal an ‘act of mercy.’ The bill could help the healthy and wealthy, but it is unlikely to be merciful to the poor.