Medicare

Overnight Health Care: Trump Official Knocks Public Option | House Drug Pricing Bill Coming In...

Welcome to Monday's Overnight Health Care.Trump's Medicare and Medicaid chief is ripping Democrats' public option plan, a House drug pricing bill is coming in September, and family planning clinics will have more time to comply with new Title X...
Related topics: Medicaid

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Progressive Straw Poll Shows Sanders Leading 2020 Democrats, With Green New Deal And Medicare For...

Jake Johnson, staff writer"There is no doubt that, in 2020, Democrats are better positioned to nominate an unapologetic champion for progressive values for president than we've been in decades."
Related topics: Polls

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Insurers Running Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions As Feds Struggle To Stop It

Lambert here: Because markets. Fred Schulte and Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News. Originally published at Kaiser Health News. [UPDATED at 1:45 p.m. ET] Health insurers that treat millions of seniors have overcharged Medicare by nearly $30 billion...

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Don't Count On Medicare To Cover These 4 Things

Most retirees rely on Medicare once they turn 65 to cover their healthcare expenses. The government-run program offers coverage for doctor visits, hospital stays, lab tests, prescription drugs, and more. But some people don't realize that Medicare...

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Wake Up! This Is Your Financial Wake-up Call

Take a moment to think about what kind of financial shape you're in. Are you deep in credit card debt? Have you been saving for retirement -- or just coasting along, assuming that Social Security and Medicare will take care of you? Are you living...
Related topics: Credit Cards, Social Security

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Examining Biden's Health Care Pitch

New York Times health reporter Sarah Kliff tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about Joe Biden's health care plan and how it differs from "Medicare for All."
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O'rourke And De Blasio Spar Over 'medicare For All'

Bill de Blasio blasted Beto O'Rourke on Saturday over the former Texas lawmaker’s opposition to “Medicare for All,” accusing his fellow Democratic presidential candidate of engaging in "lazy fear mongering tactics" as the health-care...

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Biden Campaign Blasts Medicare For All, Defends Obamacare

According to a new report from The Hill, former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign appears to have embarked on an effort to advocate for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, while slamming Medicare for All. When...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Obamacare

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Democrats' 'medicare For All' Debate Is Starting To Get Ugly

Joe Biden made some disingenuous charges this week, but Bernie Sanders left out a few things too.
Related topics: Debate, Joe Biden

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Medicare Shared Savings Program Stays Stable Despite More Risk

Providers are more willing to take on financial risk than some expected, CMS chief says, but critics of the program are still expressing concerns. Medscape Medical News

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Fox Host Fearmongers That Increasing Patient Access To Health Care Would Increase Suicide Rates Of...

BILL HEMMER (CO-ANCHOR): Kamala Harris on the late night show talking about health care. Her idea: Medicare for All, you can keep your doctor. Watch. [BEGIN VIDEO] SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA): Ninety-one percent of the doctors in America are in...
Related topics: Health Videos

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Congress Takes Up Surprise Medical Bills

My new Bloomberg Opinion column looks at the congressional debate over surprise medical bills, and what it portends for "Medicare for All."
Related topics: Bloomberg, Debate

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Dispensed: Oscar's First Moves In Medicare Advantage, Ubiome's New Board Members, And Novartis'...

Hello, Welcome to a warm-weather edition of Dispensed, in which I am already plotting how I can spend as little time in the heat as possible this weekend.  Before we jump in, I wanted to first let you all know that our colleague Erin Brodwin is...
Related topics: Novartis

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John Delaney On Garbage Plates, The Pope, American Flag Tattoos

Former Rep. John Delaney spoke to POLITICO Thursday as part of a series of interviews with Democrats seeking to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.In addition to discussing Medicare for All, the Democratic debates and more, we asked him some...
Related topics: Tattoos, Donald Trump, Debate

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Biden Mimics Gop Fear-mongering In His Attacks On 'medicare For All'

"All the Medicare you have is gone," the former vice president told an AARP audience of what would happen under a "Medicare for All" plan.
Related topics: Joe Biden, AARP

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Feds Try To Recoup Billions In Medicare Advantage Overbilling

(MedPage Today) -- But insurers push back on "fatally flawed" audit

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America Is Out-performing The “medical Paradise” Of Canada In Procedure Wait Times

In the course of every debate about Medicare in the United States, someone on the left will eventually bring up Canada. Glorious Canada, where medicine flows freely down panacea rivers and Canadians don’t have to pay a dime for it.  Only...
Related topics: Debate

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Health Care Moves To Center Stage In Democratic Primary Fight

The battle over health care has moved to center stage in the Democratic primary, as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ratchets up his fight with former Vice President Joe Biden over “Medicare for All.” Democrats successfully took control of the...
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It's Not An Accident Medicare Doesn't Cover Retirees Overseas: No One In The Media Supports Free...

The New York Times ran a piece warning retirees thinking of moving overseas that Medicare will not cover their medical expenses in other countries. This is true, but the NYT piece never once pointed out that this is conscious policy, not something...

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Johns Hopkins Develops Criteria For Diagnostic Imaging

On June 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has been designated a so-called "qualified provider-led entity." This allows Johns Hopkins to develop criteria that meet...
Related topics: Medicaid, Medical Research

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