Medicare

Meme Spreads Misinformation On Medicare

Quick Take A meme with misinformation about Medicare eligibility and cost has been shared almost 500,000 times on Facebook. Full Story The claim, posed in the form of a question, has been shared 493,000 times and says: “Why do Seniors on...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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For 2020 Dem Hopefuls, 'medicare-for-all' Is A Defining Issue

A plan where any American has the option to get healthcare through Medicare is ambitious; critics of Medicare-for-all say eliminating private insurance could gut a major sector of the health economy. Kaiser Health News

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What’s Covered Under Medicare? A New App May Leave You Still Wondering

The “What’s Covered” app from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services aims to provide yes-or-no answers about what services are covered under traditional Medicare.
Related topics: Medicaid

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Want To Pass Medicare For All? Make Voters Happy By Making Them Happy

Looking at the largely lame excuses for not implementing Medicare for All.

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Spending Forecast Offers Ammunition — And Some Alarm — For Democrats Pushing Medicare Expansion

New projections show Medicare is driving health care spending as the baby boom generation ages.

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Cnn Anchors Misleadingly Portray Popular Democratic Proposals Such As "medicare-for-all"...

On Wednessday, CNN anchors Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow portrayed Democratic policy proposals that enjoy high public support as extreme, calling “Medicare-for-all” and a tax on high amounts of wealth “far left of center” and “very far...
Related topics: CNN, Taxes, Polls

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Medicare’s Financial Condition Is Getting Worse. Here’s What Trump And Congress Can Do.

The financial condition of Medicare—the huge program that covers over 58 million beneficiaries—is deteriorating. The president and Congress are legally required to address the problem this year. For the taxpayers, it’s essential that they...

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An "exciting But Dangerous Moment" For Medicare For All

Michael Winship 

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Overnight Health Care — Presented By National Taxpayers Union — Trump, Dems Open Drug Price...

Welcome to Tuesday's Overnight Health Care.There's plenty of health care news after the long weekend. There are bipartisan talks between Democrats and the Trump administration on drug prices, Kamala Harris says Medicare for all is not socialism,...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Medicare 911 Patients To Be Triaged By Ems In 5-year Pilot

The new project will allow ambulance teams to triage Medicare patients and take them to a doctor’s office or urgent care center if appropriate rather than to an ED. Medscape Medical News

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Harris: 'medicare For All' Is Not Socialism

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Tuesday defended her support for “Medicare for all,” saying it is not a socialist idea."No, no. It’s about providing health care to all people," Harris said in an interview with NBC News's Kasie Hunt after...

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Sherrod Brown Tells Cnn’s Dana Bash Why He Doesn’t Support Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All...

Ohio Senator and potential Democratic presidential candidate Sherrod Brown bucked a portion of his party’s base by explaining why he doesn’t support the “Medicare for All” plan that has been introduced by Senator Bernie...
Related topics: CNN

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The Truth About Medicare-for-all Its Opponents Won’t Admit

What follows is a conversation among the Policy of Economic Research Institute’s Robert Pollin, President of Physicians for a National Health Program Adam Gaffney and Sharmini Peries of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Medicare Advantage Plans Are Like A Store Credit Card

Why are Medicare Advantage plans like a department store credit card? Before BankAmericard and Master Charge department stores like Sears, J C Penney, Macy's, etc had their own store credit cards. You could get what you want at Sears with your Sears...
Related topics: Credit Cards

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2 Liberal Democrats Are Promoting A Twist On 'medicare For All'

It would create a big government plan but keep a role for private insurance.

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Sherrod Brown Pushes For Medicare Buy-in Proposal In Place Of 'medicare For All'

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on Sunday called for expanding Medicare to people who are 50 years and older rather than pushing for "Medicare for all," a popular option for many potential Democratic 2020 nominees. Brown, who is considering running...

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Here's Why You Might Pay More For Medicare

Tens of millions of Americans rely on Medicare for their primary healthcare coverage. For those 65 and older, Medicare's an essential part of their financial planning, and even though its coverage is reasonably affordable, coming up with the money...

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Kidney Disease Payment System Draws Medicare Scrutiny

(MedPage Today) -- 'We do not think the state of kidney disease care is acceptable'
Related topics: Kidney Disease

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'medicare For All' Would Require Obesity Laws

Proponents of "Medicare for All" often point towards European nations with universal healthcare systems to prove that single-payer could work here. The global ramifications of inevitably immolating our medical research and development aside, there's...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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Car-t, Vagus Nerve Therapies Win Some Love From Medicare

(MedPage Today) -- Agency agrees to pay when patients are in approved research protocols
Related topics: Medical Research

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