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Health Care in a Time of Sabotage

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 4:21am
Republicans are working hard to make Obamacare fail.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

‘Medicare for All’ Isn’t Sounding So Crazy Anymore

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 3:30pm
Single payer is poised to become the standard position for the Democratic base.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

412 Charged in Crackdown on $1.3 Billion Health Care Fraud

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 1:06pm
About one-third of 412 defendants charged across the country were accused of opioid-related crimes.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

‘The Siren Calls of the Left’

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:45am
It’s often difficult to distinguish between what you want to happen and what is likely to happen.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The Blood on a Tax Cut

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 4:21am
The toxic Senate bill is the broadest attack on working Americans by a governing political party in our lifetime.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Tie Congress’s Paychecks to Our Good Health

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 4:21am
We’re not getting nearly the results of other modern countries.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

In McConnell’s Home State, Fear and Confusion Over Health Care Bill

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:10pm
Medicaid covers nearly one in three in Kentucky, and people here don’t know what to oppose more: Obamacare or Republicans’ cure for it.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Health Bill Does Not ‘Cut’ Medicaid Spending, Republicans Argue

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:06pm
Republicans have long despised the use of words like “slash” or “cut” in reference to funding changes, and some believe that such words cast their health care bill in a false light.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Senate Health Bill Gets a Wary Reception, From Coast to Coast

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 06/26/2017 - 8:32am
Local news coverage across the nation shows that the reaction to the health care bill unveiled by Senate Republicans is almost uniformly negative.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

If We Lose Our Health Care...

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 4:25pm
We asked Times readers how the Republican bill would affect them. Here are a few of their stories.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The Effects of Proposed Medicaid Cuts

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:54pm
Readers discuss how the elderly and those will disabilities may suffer.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

How Did Health Care Get to Be Such a Mess?

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:21am
The problem is not the care. It’s the insurance company structure.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Flexibility That A.C.A. Lent to Work Force Is Threatened by G.O.P. Plan

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:24pm
People in transition because of layoffs, moves, illness or new ventures turned to Obamacare’s marketplaces as a stopgap, but that option may soon be gone.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.”
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare


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