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Drug Prices Are a Populist Campaign Issue. Here Are the Latest Proposals to Lower Costs.

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 2:32pm
After years of public outrage, some bipartisan solutions are emerging. But whether they will make it through a divided Washington is still unclear.
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On the Doorstep With a Plea: Will You Support Medicare for All?

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:06am
The nation’s largest nurses’ union is pushing Medicare for all from door to door to door in swing House districts. But the campaign for a single-payer health system is slow going.
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Sanders Presents Vision of Democratic Socialism in Speech

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 5:37pm
Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent seeking the Democratic nomination for president, offered a strong defense of democratic socialism in an effort to fend off criticism about his electability.
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The Economy Is Strong. So Why Do So Many Americans Still Feel at Risk?

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 6:00am
The sunny job numbers and steady growth hide the fact that most people think the economy works only for people in power.
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‘Medicare for All’ Could Kill Two Million Jobs, and That’s O.K.

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 3:12pm
Reform has a cost. But the point of a health care system is to treat patients, not to buttress the economy.
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Many Americans Will Need Long-Term Care. Most Won’t be Able to Afford It.

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 1:20pm
A decade from now, most middle-income seniors will not be able to pay the rising costs of independent or assisted living.
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Many Hospitals Charge Double or Even Triple What Medicare Would Pay

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 1:02pm
A study of 25 states provides a rare glimpse of the stark disparities between what private insurers and the federal government paid for inpatient and outpatient care.
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‘Medicare for All’ Gets Much-Awaited Report. Both Sides Can Claim Victory.

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 6:29pm
The Congressional Budget Office usually offers detailed estimates, but not in this case.
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Gingerly, Democrats Give ‘Medicare for All’ an Official Moment

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 6:20pm
The proposal gets its first congressional hearing. Another one is coming soon.
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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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