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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.
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.
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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Health Care Snuffleupagus

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 8:42am
Is the conservative belief in free-market health care a fantasy?
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Trump Health Secretary Pick’s Longtime Foes: Big Government and Insurance Companies

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 7:53pm
Over a long political career, Tom Price, a doctor, never swerved from his policy mission to protect his former profession from what he views as heavy-handed government intrusion.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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

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