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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Staffing Up at HHS

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. More than a month into President Joe Biden’s term, nominees to fill some of the top posts at the Department of Health and Human Services are finally getting confirmation hearings in the Senate, starting with the nominee for secretary, California…
bubmag
February 26, 2021
Obamacare

Joe Manchin, King of the Senate

Liberals, still flush from defeating Trump and taking control of both houses of Congress, are adjusting to the grim reality that the fate of their bold legislative agenda lies with one of Washington’s most conservative Democrats: a pro-coal, anti-choice, Trump-friendly fiscal hawk who voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the…
bubmag
February 3, 2021
Obamacare

Fragile Majorities Show Why Democrats Need To Go Big Now

The health scare for the Senate’s longest serving member, Democrat Patrick Leahy, just before he’s due to preside over next week’s impeachment trial was a reminder of just how fragile his party’s Senate majority is. Leahy is just one of a half-dozen Democratic senators from states with Republican governors. One…
bubmag
February 3, 2021
Obamacare

Meet the corporate lobbying powerhouses that bankrolled Joe Biden’s star-studded, fireworks-filled inauguration bash

Premium Katy Perry sings while President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden take in inaugural festivities on January 20, 2021. Numerous corporations that lobby the federal government and have government contracts helped bankroll Biden's inauguration celebration. Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images This story is available exclusively…
bubmag
January 31, 2021
Obamacare

How to protect the uninsured: Biden opens new Obamacare window

Washington United States President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered government health insurance markets to reopen for a special sign-up window, offering uninsured Americans a haven as the spread of COVID-19 remains dangerously high and vaccines aren’t yet widely available. Mr. Biden signed an executive order directing the HealthCare.gov insurance markets…
bubmag
January 29, 2021