Health Care on the Line

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Could Mean the End of ACA. Here’s How It Impacts You.

More than 10 years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act once more hangs in the balance. There have been plenty of near misses before, including previous Supreme Court appearances and Congressional votes. Yet in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, this time around Republicans may finally be […]

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Rural Citizens Vote Against Their Own Medicaid in State and Federal Elections

Most of Betty Rosengrant’s extended family needs Medicaid. They’re also mostly Republicans. Rosengrant says she knows Republicans have proposed cuts to the federal/state health care system, but that “people just vote the way their parents voted, and that’s Republican.”  Rosengrant, 69, and her family have had their share of medical […]

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Black Lung Benefits Fund in Deepening Debt as Epidemic Surges

A new study from the Government Accountability Office finds that the federal fund supporting coal miners with black lung disease could be in financial trouble without Congressional action. As NPR has reported, the GAO found that the fund’s debt could rise dramatically at the same time that black lung disease is surging. Most federal […]

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