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Social Security and Medicare Funds Face Insolvency, Report Finds

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 3:44pm
The social safety net programs are fraying as baby boomers age, the trustees of Social Security and Medicare said, but a political fix seems far away.
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Hospitals Stand to Lose Billions Under ‘Medicare for All’

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 3:18pm
Private insurance pays hospitals much more than the federal government does for patient care. If Medicare for all means Medicare rates, expect an industry backlash.
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‘Medicare for All’ Is Hammering Health Care Stocks. For Now.

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 1:46pm
The popularity of proposals for a government-run, single-payer system among Democratic presidential candidates has hurt health care stocks, despite their strong earnings.
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The G.O.P. Promotes Leftism

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 8:12am
If centrist policies are doomed, why should Democrats pursue them?
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What Republicans Can Learn From Bernie Sanders

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 7:00pm
Conservatives could really use a remarkably successful policy entrepreneur.
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Medicare Aims to Expand Coverage of Cancer Care. But Is It Enough?

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 04/13/2019 - 5:00am
Doctors and patients are pushing the Trump administration to pay for a powerful but costly cancer treatment known as CAR-T, one of many new “personalized medicines.”
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Sanders Unveils Bill, Saying ‘Health Care Is a Human Right’

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 3:08pm
Senator Bernie Sanders, a front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, announced the fifth version of the Medicare for All Act.
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No Longer an Outsider, Sanders Is Using the Senate as His Launching Pad

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 5:00am
Senator Bernie Sanders will reintroduce his Medicare for All Act on Wednesday. Only this time, he is a Senate insider, and a member of the Democratic leadership.
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Would ‘Medicare for All’ Save Billions or Cost Billions?

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 5:00am
We asked a handful of economists and think tanks to find out.
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24 Charged in $1.2 Billion Medicare Scam, Federal Officials Say

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 4:36pm
The scam, which involved the prescribing of unnecessary back, shoulder, wrist and knee braces, spanned multiple continents, according to the authorities.
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Scott Gottlieb Says He Will Return to Conservative Think Tank After Leaving F.D.A.

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 9:45pm
His last day at the agency is Friday, then he will return part-time to the American Enterprise Institute where he will focus on drug prices.
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The Health Reforms the G.O.P. Should Embrace (but Probably Won’t)

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 6:00am
Republicans keep searching for a politically safe silver bullet that slays Obamacare and yet leaves everyone happy. That plan doesn’t exist.
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Transplant Patients Need Anti-Rejection Drugs. Why Won’t Insurers Pay for Some of Them?

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 2:30am
Drugs to prevent organ rejection are not always covered for patients who had transplants before they enrolled in Medicare.
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Medicare and the Trump Budget: Differing Views

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 2:50pm
The White House responds positively to an editorial about reform, though advocacy and hospital groups disagree.
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Centene to Buy WellCare for $15.3 Billion, Creating Health Care Giant

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 8:58am
The combined company would be one of the biggest managers of government-sponsored health care plans in the United States just as the Affordable Care Act comes under a renewed attack.
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Why Trump’s New Push to Kill Obamacare Is So Alarming

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 6:00am
It’s not just the potential damage to the health care system and the people who depend on it. It’s also the threat, in the administration’s legal position, to the rule of law.
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What Happens if Obamacare Is Struck Down?

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 4:33pm
The Affordable Care Act touches the lives of most Americans. Some 21 million could lose health insurance if the Trump administration were to succeed in having the law ruled unconstitutional.
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Not All Medicare Cuts Are Bad

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 7:45pm
Democrats are engaged in indiscriminate attacks on President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal. They are ignoring some worthy ideas.
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Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History’

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 10:30am
Unlike Obamacare, emerging plans would sweep away the private health insurance system. What would that mean for the companies’ workers, the stock market and the cost of care?
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Democrats Pledged to Lower Health Costs. They Just Haven’t Figured Out How.

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 5:00am
Democrats are at odds over how to fulfill their promise to lower health costs, with centrists opposing the “Medicare for all” plan favored by progressives.
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