Seventy years ago, the Beveridge Report outlined a radical plan for a National Health Service to provide health care to all UK citizens, regardless of their income.
The ruling was hailed by advocates for the poor. But it could limit the number of states expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Detractors say association health plans may not provide the full protection that workers need, plus the changes likely will drive up costs in the regular individual and small-group markets.
As teacher strikes flared this spring, one thing often missing from hand-scrawled placards and fiery speeches was an issue that has contributed greatly to the financial woes of America’s schools: skyrocketing health care costs.