Prospects for the president’s proposal are uncertain. Republicans decry its cost and argue that much of what the plan contains doesn't count as real infrastructure.
Forcing companies to gear up production won’t provide much-needed doses anytime soon because expanding production lines takes time and establishing lines in repurposed facilities can take months.
Now, during a once-in-a-century pandemic, President Joe Biden has promised to provide 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in his first 100 days in office.
Dropping Medicare eligibility age to 60 from 65 would deprive hospitals of billions of dollars in revenue they now get from commercial insurance plans.
If Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, health is likely to play a high-profile role in his agenda. Just probably not in the way he or anyone else might have predicted.
Reversing a trend in which contributions from drugmakers’ political committees and their employees have gone largely to Republicans, so far for 2020 the industry has tilted toward Democrats.
The one thing we know about health care in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race is that it’s a top issue for voters.
Articulating his proposal for health care reform, former Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the number of Americans who, he said, were more than perfectly satisfied with the coverage they have.