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Trump’s Budget Doesn’t Make Sense

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:56pm
Even drastic spending cuts won’t make up for its wildly optimistic assumptions about growth.
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Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:01pm
The package calls for spending more than $2.6 billion for border security — including $1.6 billion to begin work on a border wall — and slashing more than $800 billion from Medicaid.
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UnitedHealth Overbilled Medicare by Billions, U.S. Says in Suit

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:39pm
The Justice Department said adjustments to patients’ charts were made to reap greater payments, but the company said it broke no rules.
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The Best Replacement for Obamacare Is Medicaid

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 4:21am
Conservatives and liberals buy into negative myths about Medicaid. But the system works and we should be expanding it.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

A Whistle-Blower Tells of Health Insurers Bilking Medicare

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:52pm
A former executive at UnitedHealth says he was paid bonuses to make patients look sicker than they were, which led to bigger reimbursements.
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Republicans Don’t Feel Your Pain

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 5:00am
President Trump’s Obamacare replacement plan “is stunning in its shamelessness and baldness.”
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What Spain Gets Right on Health Care

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:21am
Its community care centers provide quality, low-cost care.
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A Medicare Drug Incentive That Leads to Greater Hospitalizations

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 8:00am
Higher co-payments in some plans mean that fewer people are taking drugs that are needed to keep them out of the hospital.
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Doctor Linked to Senator Menendez’s Corruption Case Is Convicted of Fraud

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:29pm
The conviction of Dr. Salomon E. Melgen could pose significant ramifications for his federal corruption case with Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey.
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Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:16am
Coal company bankruptcies have left coverage for retirees, many with chronic ailments, in federal hands. Unless Congress acts this month, benefits will end.
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Those Indecipherable Medical Bills? They’re One Reason Health Care Costs So Much.

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 6:00am
Hospitals have learned to manipulate medical codes — often resulting in mind-boggling bills.
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Loss Aversion, Trump and the New Opening for Medicare for All

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:00am
The pains of losing the Affordable Care Act would generate a gigantic backlash. But universal access to Medicare would change that.
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The A.M.A.’s Opposition to the Health Bill

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:59pm
A reader is not surprised because the doctors’ group has opposed previous efforts at health reform.
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Coming Out in Droves for Free Health Care

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:00am
A nonprofit sets up temporary clinics that provide free medical services to people in rural areas of the United States. For the hundreds that showed up in Cookeville, Tenn., this was a chance to get a checkup, dental treatment or eye care.
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Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproved

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 1:57pm
Researchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions.
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When Hospital Inspectors Are Watching, Fewer Patients Die

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:00pm
A study of nearly 2,000 hospitals found that inspections led to lower death rates.
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Canadians With Cystic Fibrosis Live 10 Years Longer Than Americans With the Disease

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:04pm
Canadians with cystic fibrosis survive on average more than 10 years longer than Americans with the disease. Health insurance differences may be why.
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Trump Budget Reflects Working-Class Resentment of the Poor

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:01am
By protecting Social Security and Medicare while going after anti-poverty programs, the plan suits a constituency that strongly backed the president.
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The G.O.P. and Health Care

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:31pm
A doctor writes that what we want and need is necessary medical care.
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Trump and Paul Ryan Head for a Clash Over the Budget, and Ideology

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 2:41pm
President Trump’s budget blueprint sets up a fight with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, who has maintained that to tame the deficit, Congress must cut Social Security and Medicare.
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