Medicare

Medicare For All Advocates Take To The Streets Of Over 50 Us Cities

Medicare for All Advocates Take to the Streets of Over 50 US Cities Jessica Corbett jessica Jul 24, 2021 "How can we have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness when we live in constant fear of...

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Should Medicare Pay For Aduhelm?

In June, the FDA approved aducanumab (Aduhelm) to treat patients with Alzheimer’s disease using the agency’s accelerated approval pathway, despite significant concerns about the evidence regarding the drug’s safety and...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Alzheimer's Disease

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Happy Birthday, Medicare: You Showed That Public, Universal Health Insurance Is Superior To...

Gainesville, Florida (Special to Informed Comment) – 56 years ago Congress enacted Medicare to provide health insurance for people ages 65 and older and the disabled regardless of income or medical history. Since 1965, Medicare has become...

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Gop Demands Another Catfood Commission For Debt Ceiling Vote

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday said he would be willing to vote to raise the federal debt ceiling in exchange for a policy that could result in cuts to Social Security and Medicare, a proposed trade-off that progressive advocacy groups...
Related topics: Lindsey Graham, Social Security

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'comrade Candace' Owens Earns Ironic Praise From Socialists -- Here's Why

Right-wing ideologue Candace Owens thought she was making a clever argument against getting vaccinated against the novel coronavirus -- but she ended up making a good case for Medicare for All. In a tweet posted earlier this week, Owens questioned...

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Bipartisan Bill Would Improve Medicare Patients’ Access To Care

It’s quite rare for a piece of legislation to have the direct ability to truly impact the lives of so many of my patients. It’s even rarer for that legislation to have bipartisan support. HR 3173, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to...

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Anthem's (antm) Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Decline Y/y

Anthem, Inc. ANTM delivered second-quarter 2021 earnings of $7.03 per share, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $6.34 by 10.9% owing to better revenues and solid Medicaid and Medicare businesses.The bottom line, however, decreased 23.6% year...
Related topics: Earnings Per Share, Medicaid

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Feds Recover Nearly $2b From Various Healthcare Fraud Cases

A new report from the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program outlines various instances of fraud, including against Medicare and Medicaid. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medicaid

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Increasing Physical Activity After Icd Implantation May Cut Deaths

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- For Medicare beneficiaries with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), physical activity (PA) is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality, according to a study published online July 21 in Circulation:...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Astro Responds To Troubling Medicare Cuts And Radiation Oncology Model Update

In response to consecutive weeks of significant proposed Medicare payment cuts to radiation oncology cancer care, Thomas J. Eichler, MD, Chair of American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), issued the following statement.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, American Cancer Society

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Hospital Not Making Its Prices Transparent? Cms Wants To Raise The Penalty For That

(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- Large hospitals could be fined up to $2 million annually if they fail to comply with federal rules on making hospital prices more transparent, according to a proposed rule released Monday by the Centers for...

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Done Deal? Democrats $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan Faces Final Hurdles

Rachel Bucchino Infrastructure, The deal will also include a Medicare expansion of vision, hearing, and dental benefits, along with spending for addressing climate change and strengthening family-service programs. Here's What You Need to...

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Congress's Medicare Expansion Plans: Becerra Says Any One Will Do

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra says the administration is eager for Congress to make changes to Medicare that will provide more benefits and make more older adults eligible for the program. Kaiser Health News

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Overnight Health Care: Senate Budget Deal To Provide New Funding For Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare...

Welcome to Wednesday’s Overnight Health Care. In another change to the Tokyo Olympics, the medal ceremonies will feature winning athletes placing their own medals around their necks to prevent COVID-19 transmission.If you have any tips, email us...
Related topics: Medicaid, Obamacare

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Climate, Immigration, Medicare Lead Progressive Highlights In Democrats' $3.5t Budget Plan

Senate Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending package will unleash a gusher of hundreds of billions of dollars for progressive priorities, from climate programs to an expansion of Medicare to promised green cards for some undocumented immigrants,...
Related topics: Immigration, Senate

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Cms Proposes Cut To 'conversion Factor' In Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposed 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule for Medicare would lower the amount physicians are paid under fee-for-service Medicare and change the...
Related topics: Medicaid

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Senate Budget Deal To Provide New Funding For Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare

The $3.5 trillion budget deal reached by Senate Democrats will include funding for a range of major health care priorities, from expanding Medicare and Medicaid to extending enhanced ObamaCare subsidies.The proposal will also be paid for in part...
Related topics: Senate, Medicaid, Obamacare

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Why Glaukos Stock Is Tanking Today

Shares of Glaukos (NYSE: GKOS) were tanking on Wednesday, with the stock down 20.5% as of 10:38 a.m. EDT. The decline came after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed physician fee schedule for fiscal year...
Related topics: US Equity Markets, Medicaid

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Tennessee Ceases Teen Vax Outreach; Pes In Covid Patients; Slow Running In Seoul

(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. The Physician Fee Schedule proposed 2022 conversion factor -- the number that determines how much physicians will be paid for treating Medicare fee-for-service...

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Medicare Mulls Coverage For Controversial Drug For Alzheimer Disease

TUESDAY, July 13, 2021 -- Medicare launched a formal process on Monday that will determine whether the agency will cover Aduhelm, the newly approved Alzheimer disease drug with a high price tag and unproven benefits that have prompted widespread...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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