Tag Archives: Healthcare

In A Nation “At War” with the C19 Virus, Partisan Healthcare Differences Persist

More Democrats would want to get tested for the coronavirus (C19) than would Republicans. And, more women than men believe that a vaccine to address the COVID-19 pandemic believe that treatment would be offered at no-or-low-cost under a Democratic president versus President Trump. These are two key insights gleaned from a look into U.S. adults’… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »

Supreme Court to decide fate of Obamacare, elevating healthcare as election issue

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could result in all of Obamacare being thrown out, bringing the future of the law to the forefront as a central campaign issue. The decision to take up the case, announced on Monday, before the resolution of litigation in the lower courts will give Democrats… Read More »

‘The Democrats have pretty much out-maneuvered us’: Mike Braun wants to lead GOP on healthcare

When President Trump tried to brand Republicans as the “party of healthcare” last year, most GOP lawmakers looked the other way, unenthusiastic about reviving the failed Obamacare repeal effort of 2017. But Republican Mike Braun of Indiana, who was elected to the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections, thought the title was worth pursuing. “Of… Read More »