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Do Markets Work in Health Care?

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:21am
There’s psychology as well as economics in a consumer-based system.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Muted Response From Health Care Industry as Millions Stand to Lose Insurance

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 9:03pm
Many who were integral to the creation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 are keeping their voices down as Republicans rush to dismantle it.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Medicare and the Health Law

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:52pm
The Medicare Rights Center says Medicare recipients are at risk if the law is repealed.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

With New Congress Poised to Convene, Obama’s Policies Are in Peril

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 10:03am
Republicans plan to reserve the first 100 days for top priorities like a push for deregulation and a health care repeal, while Democrats set up roadblocks.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Leaves Nation’s Doctors Divided

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 12/26/2016 - 6:01pm
The American Medical Association endorsed the choice of Tom Price, a physician, but thousands of doctors have opposed it, citing Mr. Price’s opinions on health care and other issues.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The Quiet War on Medicaid

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 12/25/2016 - 5:28pm
Donald Trump may not have the stomach to attack Medicare, but trouble is certainly brewing for millions of poor and working-class families.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

To Stop Price Spikes on Prescription Drugs, a Widening Radar

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:23pm
It is unclear where the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging might set its sights next after its report on price gouging by drug makers.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Populism, Real and Phony

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 3:21am
The movement that’s about to take power in the U.S. isn’t the same as Europe’s far-right movements.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Trump Is Going After Health Care. Will Democrats Push Back?

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 3:21am
Republicans plan to slash health care spending. That will hurt their own voters, and the left should take advantage.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Should Medicare Allow Outpatient Knee Replacement? Doctors Are Deeply Split

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 8:34pm
As the agency considers paying for outpatient procedures, some predict better care and savings while others see a potential for post-operation complications.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Plan to Reduce Medicare Drug Costs Is Withdrawn After Bipartisan Criticism

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:37am
More than 300 House members expressed concern about the proposal, which would have used reimbursement formulas different from those in federal Medicare law.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Is Donald Trump’s Cabinet Anti-Woman?

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:41am
His campaign was marked by misogyny. His appointments aren’t much better.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Health Insurers List Demands if Affordable Care Act Is Killed

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:08pm
One of two large trade groups publicly outlined for the first time what its members want if they are to stay in the state marketplaces.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Tom Price Is Eager to Lead H.H.S., and Reduce Its Clout

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:31pm
Mr. Price, a congressman who was a practicing orthopedic surgeon for more than 20 years, has long sought to reduce the government’s role in health care.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The Strip

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:03pm
A weekly comic strip featured in the Sunday Review.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

U.S. Health Spending in 2015 Averaged Nearly $10,000 Per Person

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 2:17pm
Federal spending on health care increased by 21 percent over the past two years as millions of Americans gained coverage, the government reported.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Democrats See Medicare as Winning Wedge Issue

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:22pm
As Republicans take on health care, Democrats are grasping at the politics of Medicare as a path to potential revival after a bruising election.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Tom Price, a Radical Choice for Health Secretary

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:21am
Donald Trump has picked a man intent on systematically weakening, if not destroying, the nation’s health care safety net.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

A Battle to Change Medicare Is Brewing, Whether Trump Wants It or Not

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 11/24/2016 - 6:28pm
Republicans plan to move forward on a years-old effort to shift Medicare to a system known as premium support, setting up a partisan fight.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Privatizing Medicare

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 2:42pm
The Center for Medicare Advocacy calls privatization “a very bad deal for the 55 million older and disabled people who rely on Medicare.”
Categories: Elder, Medicare


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