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Health Care Costs Are Rising. Fund Returns Are Less Reliable.

Medicare -- New York Times - 4 hours 59 min ago
In 2019, the industry’s performance was not quite as strong as the overall stock market’s. Some managers point to political uncertainty over health insurance and drug prices.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Health Care Costs Are Rising. Fund Returns Are Less Reliable.

Medicare -- New York Times - 4 hours 59 min ago
In 2019, the industry’s performance was not quite as strong as the overall stock market’s. Some managers point to political uncertainty over health insurance and drug prices.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

President Bernie Sanders

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:55am
It really could happen.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Can We Please Stop Fighting About ‘Medicare for All’?

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 7:55pm
One policy proposal has defined this Democratic race. It’s time to move on.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

We’re Getting Old, but We’re Not Doing Anything About It

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 3:00pm
Like climate change, the aging of America demands a serious rethinking of the way we live.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Democrats Love Free College, Until You Offer Them More Options

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 10:11am
A new survey finds that Democrats haven’t fully embraced progressive policy proposals like free college and Medicare for all.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

When Offered Options, Democratic Voters Prefer a Moderate Path

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 10:11am
A new survey finds that Democrats haven’t fully embraced progressive policy proposals like free college and Medicare for all.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Doctors Win Again, in Cautionary Tale for Democrats

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 5:20pm
Surprise billing legislation suddenly stalls. Like “Medicare for all,” the proposal would have lowered the pay of some physicians.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The Decade in Retirement: Wealthy Americans Moved Further Ahead

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 5:00am
Prospects for most Americans’ retirement security haven’t improved. For affluent households, however, the odds of a successful retirement have gotten much better.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Federal Watchdog Questions Billions of Dollars Paid to Private Medicare Plans

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 5:38pm
A new report from the inspector general’s office criticized insurers for overstating patients’ illnesses without adequate documentation to obtain more federal money.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

House Votes to Give the Government the Power to Negotiate Drug Prices

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 2:08pm
The high-profile measure would curb the price of prescription drugs and extend more benefits to Medicare beneficiaries.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

At the End of Life, Most Americans Are Dying at Home

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 5:00pm
In a historic reversal, fewer patients are dying in hospitals. But experts warn that many families are unprepared to care for seriously ill relatives at home.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Health Spending Grew Modestly, New Analysis Finds

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 4:41pm
For the first time in many years, the government reported that spending on health care last year grew more slowly than the economy overall.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Why the Less Disruptive Health Care Option Could Be Plenty Disruptive

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 5:00am
Democrats like the “optional” part of the so-called public option. But the very existence of new government insurance could shake up the system.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Why So Many Hospitals Are Suing Their Patients

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 6:00am
“My daughter has to eat,” one mother said. “And if it’s choosing between that or paying a doctor bill, I’m going to choose her.”
Categories: Elder, Medicare

A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 5:00am
Medicare revamped its reimbursement policy for physical, occupational and speech therapy in nursing homes. That has left some patients with less help.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Democrats Increasingly Vocal in Calling ‘Medicare for All’ a Political Liability

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 5:00am
Party leaders are describing the health care proposal that appeals to the party’s left as a risky bet that could neutralize one of the Democrats’ prime issues in 2020.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

‘Public Option’ Draws Voters Unsure About ‘Medicare for All’

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 2:02pm
Anxious about the cost of a single-payer health system, more voters now support the idea of a government-run plan that would compete with private insurance.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Dear Debate Moderators …

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 8:14am
Please don’t start with Medicare.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Warren’s Very Good Transition Plan

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 10:00am
If only she’d started with it.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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