Medicare

A Vote For American Healthcare Is A Vote For Violence

Maggie MillsTo protect profits, the private health insurance industry and their Congressional supporters continue strongly opposing Medicare for All.  (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc)
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Biden Defends Undying Allegiance To For-profit Healthcare During Interview With Dying Medicare For...

Biden acts like the heartless pol he is. He can't keep up the pretense if someone wants to get between him and insurer profits.
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Sanders, Khanna Say Scotus Ruling On Contraceptives Just One More Reason To Demand Medicare For All

Julia Conley, staff writerThe U.S. Supreme Court's Wednesday decision on birth control access offered the latest evidence that the U.S. government must expand Medicare coverage to all Americans, eliminating the for-profit system in which...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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Sanders Calls On 'do-nothing' Senate To Approve $2,000 Monthly Checks, Cancel Rent, And Expand...

Jake Johnson, staff writer"This I know: nothing will happen unless the American people stand up, fight back, and demand, in overwhelming numbers, that the Senate act."
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Medicare (re-)certification: Are You Kidding Me?

Got this in email:"Things to pay attention to when doing your recertification:New Kids- plan to do one section a day over a course of days cause it’s REALLY boring! It will take you about 12-14 hours to complete including the exam.Recerts- it will...

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Ed Yong On The "disgraceful" U.s. Pandemic Response & How Medicare For All Could Have...

As the United States experiences the world’s worst outbreak of COVID-19, we speak with Ed Yong, science writer for The Atlantic, who warned of the country’s unpreparedness for a viral outbreak in 2018. Now he says “it’s truly...

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I'm 65 Or Older And Lost My Job. Should I Sign Up For Medicare Or Cobra?

COVID-19 has spurred an economic recession that's left many Americans out of a job. And that includes older workers. In January, the unemployment rate among workers aged 55 and over was 2.6%. In April, it soared to 13.6%. That means a large number...
Related topics: Unemployment

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The Case For Medicare For All Has Grown Stronger Than Ever

Gordon MosserThe average of their estimates of health care costs under M4A is a 5.7% decrease from what we currently spend, despite more people being insured, out-of-pocket payments being eliminated, and more benefits being added. (Photo: National...
Related topics: Health Photos, Nursing

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'time Is Now To #passthedamnbill': 116 California Dnc Delegates Demand Pelosi Hold Floor Vote On...

Jake Johnson, staff writer"Our privatized, employer-based health coverage model is an international embarrassment. It economically crushes working families for the private profits of a few elites."

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Pay-as-you-go Government Is Precious Metals Paradise

Pay-As-You-Go Government Is Precious Metals Paradise Tyler Durden Sun, 06/28/2020 - 13:30 Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, The creators of Medicare, Social Security, and other long-term spending programs had a...
Related topics: Social Security

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Medicare Data Show Long Hospital Stays, Disparities

Half of all COVID-19 hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries last 8 days or longer, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medicaid

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Why A Socialized System Like Medicare For All Beats For-profit Healthcare In One Chart Of Covid-19...

Eoin Higgins, staff writer"All countries successfully combatting this virus have robust public health systems, which provide for coordination of effort."
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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An Aoc-backed New York Candidate Just Pulled Off A Stunning Upset Over A Powerful House Democrat In...

Jamaal Bowman is a former Bronx middle-school principal who ran to Engel's left on a platform of Medicare for All and a Green New Deal.

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Black, Hispanic Medicare Patients Much More Likely To Be Hospitalized With Covid-19

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 -- Black Medicare recipients are nearly four times more likely and Hispanics are nearly two times more likely than whites to be hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the U.S. government. The analysis of claims data shows...

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Social Security Isn't The Only Program In Doubt; Medicare Is Strained Too

Social Security is one of the most important programs helping seniors achieve financial security, so there's no wonder there are ample warnings about the program's funding shortfall.But Social Security isn't the only essential retirement benefit...
Related topics: Social Security

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The Pandemic Made The Racial Wealth Gap Worse: These 8 Policies Could Fix It

From postal banking to Medicare for All to baby bonds, this series of proposals to build our way out of the recession would also help build generational wealth in communities that have been shut out of opportunities. Three months in to the...

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Cms Proposes Rule To Encourage 'value-based' Drug Payments In Medicaid

(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- State Medicaid operations and Medicaid managed care plans will have more opportunities to use value-based purchasing arrangements for pharmaceuticals under a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare &...
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House Coronavirus Task Force Launches Probe Into Largest Nursing Home Operators

The House subcommittee tasked with overseeing the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic has written to the country's largest nursing home companies, as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, demanding...

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Cms Warns Nursing Homes Against Seizing Residents' Stimulus Checks

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said Thursday that nursing homes that confiscate residents' coronavirus stimulus payments could be subject to federal enforcement actions, including possible removal from participating in...
Related topics: Medicaid

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It’s Time For A Comprehensive Universal Health Care System In America

When it comes to health care, this election cycle has been different than previous ones. Either it is Medicare for all or public option in the ACA, democratic candidates have shown support for some version of universal health care. As the health...

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