Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with 16 Democratic co-sponsors, introduced a "Medicare for All" bill that would move the country toward a single-payer system and away from the current structure, which depends heavily on employer-sponsored health coverage.
While House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she has long supported the idea the bill captures, of everybody getting health coverage, "Right now I'm protecting the Affordable Care Act.
Single-payer is likely a long way off in the U.S., but progressives want to talk about how it could be done.
Senate and House Democrats, led by Bernie Sanders, are calling on the President-elect to veto any legislation that would slash funds for Medicare and Medicaid.
Voters rejected California's controversial drug price measure, putting an end to an expensive ballot initiative that sought to appeal to a public increasingly frustrated by high drug prices.
Voters rejected California's controversial drug price measure, putting an end to an expensive ballot initiative that struck a chord with a public increasingly frustrated by high drug prices.
Colorado voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted down a measure to create a universal healthcare system that would finance healthcare services for most state residents.
The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation circulated petitions to get an initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot that would cap what state agencies pay for drugs at the price negotiated by the VA. And polls suggest the proposal, Proposition 61, has a strong chance of winning.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who defeated Hillary Clinton by nearly 19 points in the state's Democratic caucus, has endorsed and campaigned for the measure. But a September poll suggested just 27% of voters were likely to support it.
Two top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug, calling increases of tens of thousands of dollars a sign the company puts profits before patients.
With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's healthcare law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.
The harsh reality of modern-day America is that the less-educated, hourly workforce is falling further and further behind those still clinging to middle class status and above. This is a fairness issue that today characterizes almost every sector of the U.S. economy—including healthcare.