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Spending on Children Surged During the Pandemic. It Didn’t Last.

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 10/01/2022 - 5:00am
As programs expire, federal spending is returning to prior levels: $1 for every $6 spent on older adults.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Biden Says Social Security Is on ‘Chopping Block’ if Republicans Win Congress

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 5:59pm
The fate of America’s social safety net programs has re-emerged as a campaign issue ahead of November’s midterm elections.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

COLA del Seguro Social: se prevé el mayor aumento en 4 décadas

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 09/14/2022 - 12:47pm
El ajuste a los beneficios por el costo de vida en EE. UU. se dará a conocer más adelante, pero algunos expertos esperan que el incremento sea de un 8,7 por ciento.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Social Security’s Cost-of-Living Increase Will Be Largest in Four Decades, an Estimate Says

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 09/14/2022 - 5:00am
Retirees will learn the amount of the increase for 2023 in October, and the current estimate is that it will be 8.7%.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Student Loan Forgiveness Is Complicated, Because This Is America

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 09/03/2022 - 3:00am
Instead of making higher education free, we subsidize it later through repayment plans and attempts at debt cancellation. The complexity is disrespectful.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Fact-Checking Health Claims About the Inflation Reduction Act

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 11:40am
A provision in the law seeking to drive down drug prices has become fodder for misleading claims.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Biden Signs Expansive Health, Climate and Tax Law

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 4:24pm
The president returned briefly from vacation to sign a bill that passed the House and Senate on party lines after more than a year of fraught negotiations.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The Inflation Reduction Act Is a Huge Health Care Reform

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 08/13/2022 - 11:00am
America is determining the shape of health care affordability into the future.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Medicare Recipients Could Find Drug Cost Relief in Health Bill

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 3:00am
Starting in 2025, Medicare recipients with prescription drug coverage will not have to pay more than $2,000 annually for medications, a significant savings for some.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Overlooked Provisions

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 6:37am
Climate has received most of the attention. But the Senate bill brings big changes to health care, too.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The vote was a major victory for

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 3:27pm
The vote was a major victory for President Biden and Democrats, who are battling to maintain their slim House and Senate majorities in November’s midterm congressional elections.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Here’s How Democrats’ Big Domestic Agenda Bill Has Shrunk

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 2:40pm
The legislation was a major victory for President Biden and Democrats, but a shadow of the transformative, multitrillion-dollar plan they proposed last year.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Climate and Tax Bill Clears Test Vote in Senate

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 7:46pm
Democrats united behind the plan and advanced it over unanimous Republican opposition, signaling that they had finally coalesced behind a bill that could become law within days.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Democrats’ Long-Sought Plan for Lowering Drug Costs Is at Hand

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 2:29pm
Empowering Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug makers has been a Democratic goal for 30 years, one the pharmaceutical industry has fought ferociously.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Biden’s Climate-Change Bill Won’t Tax the Middle Class

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 08/04/2022 - 7:40pm
No, Biden’s climate-change bill won’t tax the middle class.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Democrats’ Plan to Fight Inflation May Lower Costs Over Time

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 07/28/2022 - 5:59pm
A package of tax increases, lower drug prices and other provisions aimed at reducing the federal budget deficit could alleviate rapid price gains.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Biden Rule Would Strengthen Health Protections for Gay and Transgender People

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 07/25/2022 - 10:18pm
The proposed rule would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity by health care providers that receive federal funding.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Build Back Better Is a Health Care Bill Now

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 07/15/2022 - 3:49pm
Only two provisions in a once-sprawling social spending package have survived; they would lower prescription drug prices in Medicare and insurance premiums for millions of Americans.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Democrats Propose Raising Taxes on Some High Earners to Bolster Medicare

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 07/07/2022 - 7:27pm
The draft plan, which is expected to be unveiled in the coming days, is part of talks over how to salvage pieces of President Biden’s domestic agenda.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Out-of-Pocket Costs Put Americans into Medical Debt

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 07/07/2022 - 5:00am
Cost-sharing is not working as intended.
Categories: Elder, Medicare
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