Democrats Negotiate Tax, Healthcare Provisions as Biden Seeks Deal This Week

Democrats Negotiate Tax, Healthcare Provisions as Biden Seeks Deal This Week

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are working to wrap up negotiations over their social-policy-and-climate bill, facing a weekend deadline to resolve disagreements on tax policy and healthcare, among other issues.

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Lower premiums, more choices on Obamacare exchanges for 2022 as Democrats battle to extend generous subsidies

Lower premiums, more choices on Obamacare exchanges for 2022 as Democrats battle to extend generous subsidies

This post was originally published on this siteConsumers shopping for health coverage on the federal Affordable Care Act exchanges can likely find lower premiums and more choices for 2022 — as well as generous government assistance, according to a Biden administration report released Monday.

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With hospitals crowded from COVID, 1 in 5 American families delays health care

With hospitals crowded from COVID, 1 in 5 American families delays health care

This post was originally published on this site Putting off surgeries or routine treatments for serious illnesses has become common during the pandemic, a new NPR/Harvard poll finds. (Image credit: Kyle Green/AP)

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Democrats confront divisions over health care benefits in Biden’s mega-bill

Democrats confront divisions over health care benefits in Biden’s mega-bill

This post was originally published on this siteAs House leaders trend toward prioritizing Obamacare subsidies and closing the Medicaid coverage gap, Sen. Bernie Sanders says expanded Medicare benefits aren’t up for negotiation.

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National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins to step down

National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins to step down

This post was originally published on this siteThe director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis S. Collins, says he is stepping down by the end of the year.

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