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As the United States hits the debt ceiling, health insurance becomes a bargaining chip

The host While repealing the Affordable Care Act seems to have fallen off Congressional Republicans’ to-do list for 2023, the Medicare and Medicaid cutbacks are back. The GOP wants Democrats to agree to cut spending on both programs in exchange for a vote to prevent the government from defaulting on its debts. Meanwhile, health care …

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Debt ceiling fight threatens Medicare and Medicaid

Debt ceiling fight threatens Medicare and Medicaid

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios House Republicans don’t have much of a way to push through major health care changes with a Democratic Senate and president, with one possible exception: the fight against the debt ceiling. Why is this important: It’s unclear what spending cuts House Republicans will push for in exchange for expanding government borrowing power …

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Will $1.3 million wipe out $130 million in medical debt in New Orleans?  The municipal authorities are trying.

Will $1.3 million wipe out $130 million in medical debt in New Orleans? The municipal authorities are trying.

New Orleans residents could see tens of millions of dollars in medical debt forgiven over the next year, under a growing nationwide initiative by local governments and a nonprofit based in New York to help people whose unpaid bills for doctor visits or hospital stays might get in their way. to seek care. Late last …

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Ketchikan Borough Assembly greenlights deal with school district to settle health care debt - KRBD

Ketchikan Borough Assembly greenlights deal with school district to settle health care debt – KRBD

Borough of Ketchikan offices are in the White Cliff Building (KRBD staff photo) The Ketchikan Borough Assembly granted a reprieve to the local school district after threatening earlier to bill the school district directly for health care expenses. This is the latest development in an ongoing dispute between the Borough of Ketchikan and the school …

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'Tell someone': Farmers' confidence shaken as costs rise

‘Tell someone’: Farmers’ confidence shaken as costs rise

A storm is looming on the horizon for farmers as they battle a host of rising costs. Picture/file Rising fuel and fertilizer costs and debt service levels have shaken rural confidence and sparked fears over mental well-being, with farmers facing hard times told to “talk to someone “. Industry representatives say farmers are tightening their …

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Opinion: Medical debt is cheaper and easier to forgive than student loan debt

Opinion: Medical debt is cheaper and easier to forgive than student loan debt

What if you had to choose between paying for your groceries or paying your medical bills? What if 80 million Americans were in the same boat? What if that choice could disappear for pennies on the dollar? The statistics are staggering. In March 2022, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that 4 in 10 adults currently …

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In 2023, the G20 and G7 must empower nations to achieve universal health coverage

In 2023, the G20 and G7 must empower nations to achieve universal health coverage

2023 will be a pivotal year for determining whether there is political will to learn from the lessons of the COVID pandemic and build resilient health systems. With more than 15 million deaths from COVID to date, added to the growing impact of cardiovascular disease and cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), it is …

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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker speaks during a press conference at the State Capitol on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

Announced plan to write off $1 billion in unemployment fund debt

Joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday announced an agreement to rid the state of its unemployment insurance loan debt. The $1.36 billion Unemployment Trust Fund debt will be eliminated through a $1.8 billion contribution of public funds, where the additional $450 million will be an interest-free loan to be …

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The Freedom of Healthcare Act is a vital solution to runaway medical debt

The Freedom of Healthcare Act is a vital solution to runaway medical debt

As the pandemic lingers, contributing to rising inflation and the impending economic recession, Americans of all walks of life may be concerned about their medical bills. The Healthcare Freedom Act, proposed by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), aims to help Americans regain control of their health care spending by creating “health freedom accounts” similar to existing …

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