The Trump administration has unveiled a Medicare program that closely resembles the Obama-era efforts to change the way doctors and hospitals are paid.
Alex M. Azar II, President Trump’s nominee for health secretary, told senators that he was wary of proposals for Medicare to negotiate drug prices.
Congress long ago allowed people with end-stage kidney failure to receive Medicare. Why not do the same for people with other chronic illnesses?
Medicare is discouraging the use of penalties for what it considers “one-time mistakes” and in other circumstances. The changes come in response to industry pressure.
At Green Houses, residents have more independence and facilities are less institutional — a big improvement over most nursing homes, new research finds.
And your health care may suffer for it.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy writes that Congress is gutting the safety net to pay for tax cuts.
With Republicans’ new ambitions, the bill heading toward completion is not just a tax cut, but the first step toward a long-held vision to undo the New Deal and Great Society.
The possibility appeared more likely after the Congressional Budget Office warned that the tax bill could set off a rule that would make cuts to Medicare over the next decade.
The Obama administration sped up programs aiming to pay doctors based on quality instead of quantity. The Trump administration is slowing them down.
It’s called premium support, but it could mean higher premiums for some, and fewer people in the traditional Medicare program.
When constituents wrote to a senator from Tennessee in the 1960s about issues like health care, immigration and racial tensions, they often made the same arguments heard in 2017 — sometimes in the very same phrases.
A study shows how lobbying and political dynamics can change congressional and hospital behavior — and raise costs.
Experts don’t know exactly why hearing aids are still so costly, but under a new law, the cost should soon be coming down.
The Senate’s budget blueprint, while ostensibly an outline of federal spending and revenues, would allow a tax bill to be approved with only Republican votes.
A new report says seven types of defective pacemakers or defibrillators had to be replaced from 2005 through 2014.