Health Policy Links
Op-Ed: Despite pandemic challenges, health care improvements are underway
by Commonwealth Foundation on October 29, 2020 at 6:27 pm
Originally published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. We didn’t need a global pandemic to remind us that our health care system is broken and unaffordable. Countless Pennsylvanians have avoided a doctor visit for fear of unexpected bills. Many have gone months, or even years, without the ability to afford an insurance plan. And some have turned down a job because it couldn’t provide family medical benefits. The culprit: corrupt federal regulations that only benefit special interests. This tangled web of rules separates doctors from patients. For decades, it has impeded U.S. health care while causing prices to skyrocket. As America endures the covid-19 pandemic, it’s important to remember recent reforms and ongoing efforts to fix our health care system. Read more at TribLive.com Sign Up Email Alert
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: As Cases Spike, White House Declares Pandemic Over
on October 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Former President Barack Obama says President Donald Trump is “jealous of COVID’s media coverage.” Indeed, Trump has complained at his rallies, attended by mostly maskless supporters, about how the media covers the pandemic — at a time when cases are rising rapidly across the nation. Meanwhile, open enrollment is about to begin for the Affordable Care Act in a year when many people need coverage, but the law’s future is not secure. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Tami Luhby of CNN and Anna Edney of Bloomberg News join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Plus, Rovner interviews KHN’s Anna Almendrala about the latest KHN-NPR “Bill of the Month” installment.
The Daily 202: Despite GDP growth, polls suggest Trump’s advantage on economic stewardship is narrowing
by James Hohmann on October 29, 2020 at 3:41 pm
Three-quarters of a million Americans filed jobless claims last week.
Help Us Learn How Public Policy Can Advance Racial Equity
by Mona Shah on October 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the inequities it has laid bare, the imperative of dismantling structural racism is clear.