Health Care
  • Medicare for All? 6 Big Questions Any Realistic Plan Must Answer

    By Michael Rainey

    “Medicare for All” has become a rallying cry for many progressive Democrats, and it’s a good bet that efforts to expand the popular insurance program will help shape the health care battleground over...

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    Dietary Number of the Day: 36.6 Percent

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Nearly 37 percent of American adults ate fast food on any given day between 2013 and 2016, according to a new CDC data brief . Perhaps surprisingly, the CDC found that fast food consumption grew with...

  • Cost of Family Health Insurance Now Nearly $20,000 a Year

    By Michael Rainey

    Annual premiums for employer-provided health insurance hit an average of $19,616 for a family this year, a rise of 5 percent over 2017, according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation...

  • High-Deductible Health Plans Fall From Grace In Employer-Based Coverage

    By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News

    With workers harder to find and Obamacare’s tax on generous coverage postponed, employers are hitting pause on a feature of job-based medical insurance much hated by employees: the high-deductible...

  • Map of the Day: Medicaid and CHIP Coverage

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    More than 70 million Americans get their health care coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Kaiser Family Foundation breaks down the percentage of people...

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