May is Mental Health Awareness Month -- a time for renewed focus on mental health. It is a critical health problem in the US according to the Department of Health.
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The coverage gains achieved by the Affordable Care Act are starting to erode.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker doubled down on his decision to support a "Medicare for All" bill that would effectively eliminate private insurance plans while also supporting individuals' ability to maintain private insurance plans under the system, saying his support for both will help such a proposal pass through Congress should he become president.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz teased his potential 2020 presidential run with a "pox on both your houses" approach to Democrats and Republicans, hoping to seize on general antipathy toward the nation's two-party system.
The emerging 2020 presidential campaign has deepened the Democratic party's divide over how the government should cover all Americans, further exposing the differences between those who want a total overhaul of the health care system and those who prefer a more incremental approach to fix it.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, whose contemplation of an independent presidential run in 2020 has infuriated Democrats, defended on Tuesday his criticism of a "Medicare-for-all" proposal that he called "not American."
Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg said Tuesday that replacing private, employer-provided health insurance was financially impossible and a Medicare-for-all system, a popular progressive policy, would not work in the US.
Most Americans want a version of Medicare for everyone, which is good news for presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and other Democrats who support "Medicare-for-all," a national health care proposal in which people would get their insurance from a single government plan.
California Sen. Kamala Harris fully embraced "Medicare-for-all" single payer health insurance at a CNN town hall Monday and said she's willing to end private insurance to make it happen.
Americans are as divided as congressional Democrats about how to expand health care coverage to more people.
When Toni and Jim Hoy adopted their son Daniel through the foster care system, he was an affectionate toddler. They did not plan to give him back to the state of Illinois, ever.
Washington's war on drug pricing is intensifying.
The Democratic leaders of California and New York City are taking steps to provide health care coverage to some undocumented residents.
Strengthening the Affordable Care Act. Expanding Medicare. Lowering drug prices.
Outgoing Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly said Democrats need to be careful in promoting too many progressive ideas in red states like his because they'll "start losing the people in my state."
The decision by a federal judge in Texas to side with Republicans to strike down Obamacare has opened up a new front in the long political fight over the transformative health care law.
Whether you know it or not, Obamacare has affected nearly every American.
The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood.
It may not feel this way, but spending on health care actually grew more slowly last year.
The Trump administration is laying out for states how they can use their sweeping new powers to overhaul -- and likely undermine -- Obamacare.
Voters in three deep-red states went around their elected representatives to approve Medicaid expansion at the ballot box Tuesday.
The midterm election was not just an opportunity to change the face of Congress and statehouses nationwide. Voters in 37 states also considered ballot measures on social and political issues such as health care, marijuana and election policies.
The administrator of the nation's federal health insurance programs tweeted a Halloween-themed message bashing "Medicare-for-all," a policy pushed by some Democrats.
The Trump administration is throwing open the door to states to make major changes to their Obamacare markets.