In this Axios column, Drew Altman takes a long-term view of the recently released federal data on health spending showing that spending for private insurance is rising much faster than for Medicare and Medicaid, and predicts rising pressure in the health care industry as a result.
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In an Axios column, Drew Altman previews new data highlighting that people with critical health issues are especially vulnerable to these bills.
Medicare-for-all is popular with Democrats in battleground states, but not with swing voters. In this Axios column, Drew Altman discusses the implications of the KFF-Cook Political Report poll findings.
In this Axios column, Drew Altman looks at the polling trend on support for Medicare-for-all suggesting it may have crested as criticism has mounted. He considers what it means for the Democratic primary and continued debate for Medicare-for-all and other expansion proposals.
Drew Altman showcases new KFF polling on the public’s views of President Trump’s promise that he will have a “phenomenal” health care plan and protect Medicare, and analyzes what it means for health care politics.
In this Axios column, Drew Altman digs into 2019 data on employer-provided health coverage and explains why employer coverage is often unaffordable for lower wage workers.
The debate among Democratic presidential candidates about how to reform the health care system largely boils down to whether to build on the Affordable Care Act and create an option for people to enroll in Medicare or create a Medicare for all plan that covers everyone. On the other side…
Drew Altman’s latest Axios column dives into an issue raised in a Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders exchange. In a Medicare-for-all system employers could reap large savings from not having to provide workers health care coverage, but do workers trust that those savings will be passed to them in higher wages?
Drew Altman features exclusive polling for this new Axios column showing how far health information technologies are spreading, but still have a long way to go to disrupt the U.S. health care system.
Health care for a family covered by a large employer cost, on average, $22,885 last year. That’s $2,000 more than the sticker price for a brand-new Volkswagen Beetle. Drew Altman discusses why it matters in this Axios column.