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California’s population of immigrants who do not qualify for plans under the health law could make it difficult to get the uninsured number any lower
The Women’s Center for Creative Work has distributed $200,000 in small grants (usually $2,000 to $3,000) to artists with medical needs over the past three years.
But Politico reports that the idea, which has become a favorite for parts of the Democratic base, may not be playing well in other 2018 races. Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) defends his “Medicare for all” plan in the face of media fact checks.
California, Iowa and other states have primaries today where health care has played a role in the race. Many candidates are touting single-payer type systems, public options and universal coverage among other progressive ideas in an area where Republicans once dominated with their chants of “repeal and replace.”
The state Senate will consider the measure next. In national news, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services refutes reports on missing migrant children. And a special report focuses on burnout doctors are suffering by being required to give uninsured, undocumented patients suboptimal care.
Conservative Republicans in the House refused to support the farm bill unless they got a separate vote on immigration legislation, disappointing Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who couldn’t get Democratic votes on the bill because it would have added the work requirements.
Meanwhile, Modern Healthcare features a legal analysis of how those Trump administration rules could impact the health industry.
California would continue to have a stable market partly because so many people in the exchange have their premiums paid or partly paid through subsidies, or premium tax credits, said Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee. But premiums will most likely go up.
When the penalty for not having insurance disappears in 2019, consumers are more likely to go without coverage.
The issue is becoming a litmus test for Democrats on the ballot in 2018, and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is making sure his support is known.