HENDERSON, Nev.—Republican senator Dean Heller (Nev.) is pushing back on Democratic efforts to distort his and the GOP’s stance on preexisting conditions.
Gil Cisneros, a Democrat running for Congress in the traditionally conservative enclave of California’s Orange County, is backing off his support for single-payer style healthcare reforms in the general election after supporting them during the primary race.
Rep. Jacky Rosen, the Democrat vying to unseat Republican senator Dean Heller in Nevada, launched an attack on her opponent for accepting contributions from the insurance industry on Thursday—only days before being scheduled to attend her own $5,400-a-head fundraiser hosted by one of California’s largest insurance providers.
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) paid out an estimated $434 million in improper payments in 2014 for financial assistance designed to help drive down health care costs for qualified customers, according to an audit released Monday.
The Washington Post fact checker gave House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) “Four Pinocchios” on Monday after she claimed an old 2010 quote from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) about then-President Barack Obama was a “racist statement”
Jared Polis, one of the 10 richest members of Congress and the Democratic nominee for governor of Colorado, saw his wealth double during his 10-year run in the House of Representatives according to one benchmark estimation, and the congressman had the ability to actively manage the vast majority of his wealth in that time despite boasting about creating a blind trust “to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.”
Democrats are expressing outrage over the Trump administration’s decision not to defend the Affordable Care Act in a new lawsuit, but the Obama administration similarly elected not to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act beginning in 2011.
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) wrote a tribute to late-night host Jimmy Kimmel as part of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018 series, honoring his push against the Republican Obamacare repeal effort.
At least 21,000 Americans have died waiting to enroll in Medicaid, thanks in part to the expansion of the government healthcare program under Obamacare, according to a recently released report from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).