The Sanders bill would create a single, government-run health plan to provide coverage to all Americans, much like traditional Medicare provides coverage to those 65 and older.
Some are backing more incremental changes that would expand Medicare and Medicaid to more Americans.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy scored a decisive win Wednesday in his campaign to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen, aided by his colleague’s anger at how the Trump administration is responding to the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy on Wednesday introduced legislation that would allow individuals and businesses to purchase Medicare coverage. Murphy and co-sponsor Sen. Jeff Merkley say there’s little chance of immediate passage of the bill, but say there is a need for public discussion on ways to shore up the Affordable Care Act.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s framework for a tax overhaul would cut the top rate corporations pay from 35 to 20 percent, but many corporations – including some headquartered or with a large presence in Connecticut – already are paying less than the corporate rate. There are also questions about Trump’s pitch that cutting the corporate rate would help American families.
Blumenthal was one of nine Democrats with Sanders, I-Vt., when he introduced his “Medicare for All” bill at a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday. Murphy said he prefers a plan where Americans have a choice between private insurance and a government-run plan.
WASHINGTON — It wasn’t a short list, but Sen. Chris Murphy was on John Podesta’s tally of possible vice presidential candidates, according to a hacked e-mail released by Wikileaks. There were 39 possible candidates on the list.
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WASHINGTON — A group of liberal senators and Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini continued their battle Friday, with the lawmakers accusing the insurance executive of avoiding their questions about Aetna’s decision to quit 11 health insurance exchanges.
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WASHINGTON – In a strongly worded letter to Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and several other Democrats, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, have asked the company to explain why it entered into a “risky” merger deal with Humana that now makes it financially unable to sell policies in 11 state health insurance exchanges.
WASHINGTON — Like other lawmakers who are now calling for an investigation of the massive price hikes in price hikes of EpiPens, Sen. Richard Blumenthal backed legislation that encouraged schools to stock the auto injector that delivers a drug that counters the effects of a fatal allergic reaction.
WASHINGTON — Aetna’s decision to withdraw from most Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges became the latest debating point in the race for the White House Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA — Off the lobby of an airport hotel here, Bernie Sanders delegates from Connecticut talked about life after Bernie. Is there really a movement, a political revolution that can outlive the presidential candidacy of the septuagenarian senator from Vermont?
PHILADELPHIA — On a night choreographed to mark the moment as an overdue breakthrough for women, Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday, opening what promises to be a bruising campaign against one of the most unconventional candidates ever to run for president, Donald J. Trump.
PHILADELPHIA — As Hillary Clinton accepts her party’s nomination Thursday evening, the future of hundreds of “superdelegates” who helped her become her party’s presidential candidate remains in doubt.
PHILADELPHIA — Robert Berriault is the 27-year-old Bernie Sanders delegate from Connecticut who arrives early at the Democratic National Convention every day in a dark suit, white shirt and necktie. No Bernie hipster stuff, no funny T-shirts. But he’s got a story.