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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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Trump to Seek $54 Billion Increase in Military Spending

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 11:13am
The president is planning a budget that prioritizes the military and other public safety requirements, with cuts to most federal agencies.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Trump Vowed to Protect the Safety Net. What if His Appointees Disagree?

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 5:00am
The coming days may show whether President Trump will keep his campaign promises to preserve social programs or take on the views of those around him.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Whistleblower Lawsuit Accuses Insurer

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 4:31pm
UnitedHealth Group bilked Medicare out of perhaps billions of dollars by making people look sicker than they were, a whistle-blower suit says.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Scheme Tied to UnitedHealth Overbilled Medicare for Years, Suit Says

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 4:54pm
The Justice Department moved Thursday to join a whistle-blower suit in California that claims the insurer improperly collected vast sums by claiming people under its care were sicker than they were.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Medical Mystery: Why Is Back Surgery So Popular in Casper, Wyo.?

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 5:30am
Health care innovations and procedures spread unevenly across geographic regions, seemingly because of physician preferences, research suggests.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Trump Vows to Ease Rules for Drug Makers, but Prices Remain a Focus

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 2:01pm
The president said he would make it easier for the industry to manufacture in the United States and he would further discuss lowering costs behind closed doors.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

A Republican Plan for Medicare Gets a Revival

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 7:00am
An idea to control costs relies on the power of market innovation, but there are risks to this approach.
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A Republican Plan for Medicare Gets a Revival

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 7:00am
An idea to control costs relies on the power of market innovation, but there are risks to this approach.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Nursing Home Residents Gain New Protections

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 12:05pm
New federal regulations strengthen protections, but do not establish staffing requirements.
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Health Care Snuffleupagus

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 8:42am
Is the conservative belief in free-market health care a fantasy?
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The Fight Trump Faces Over Drug Prices

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 4:06pm
The president has pledged to take on the pharmaceutical industry to lower drug prices, but Congress has banned direct negotiations for drugs covered by Medicare.
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