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Don’t Discount Older Voters. They Could Decide the White House.

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 3:00pm
Senior power is the sleeping giant of American politics.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Six Michigan Doctors Charged in $464 Million Insurance and Opioid Scheme

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 2:56pm
Federal prosecutors said the doctors unnecessarily prescribed opioids to patients and sought to defraud insurance companies.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Drug Maker Pays $360 Million to Settle Investigation Into Charity Kickbacks

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 4:50pm
Prosecutors accused Actelion Pharmaceuticals, which Johnson & Johnson acquired in 2017, of violating Medicare laws by funneling money through a patient-assistance charity.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The Ticking Time Bomb Under Obamacare

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 4:01pm
The threat from President Trump and Republicans to take health care away — including a pending case that would strike down a large part of the law — has hit alarming levels.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The ‘Next America’

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 7:09pm
How do we govern in the age that will begin with the 2020 election?
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The Misleading Claim That $21 Trillion in Misspent Pentagon Funds Could Pay for ‘Medicare for All’

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:57pm
Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the rising liberal star, cited a figure that refers to nearly two decades of internal financial adjustments, not actual spending.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Trump Administration Peppers Inboxes With Plugs for Private Medicare Plans

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 9:43am
The administration tells older Americans to “check out Medicare Advantage,” but denies favoring the private plans over the original government-run Medicare program.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Trump Moves to Lower Medicare Drug Costs by Relaxing Some Patient Protections

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 8:22pm
The Trump administration has proposed reducing the number of prescription drugs that must be made available to people with cancer, AIDS, depression, schizophrenia and certain other conditions.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Trump Administration Invites Health Care Industry to Help Rewrite Ban on Kickbacks

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 9:51am
The goal is to open pathways for doctors and hospitals to work together to improve care and save money. The challenge will be to accomplish that without also increasing the risk of fraud.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Train for Thanksgiving With Our Angry Uncle Bot

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 7:53pm
Arguing doesn’t change minds. Here’s what does.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Democrats, Don’t Procrastinate on America’s Health

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 2:30pm
If lawmakers hope to build on the Affordable Care Act and fix its flaws, they have to get to work now.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Something Happened to U.S. Drug Costs in the 1990s

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:00am
Two decades ago, the costs began rising well beyond that of other nations, and in recent years have shot up again. What can explain it?
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Are Baby Boomers Being Selfish?

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 1:00pm
Some writers take offense at the idea, suggested in an Op-Ed article about what baby boomers owe their children.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Poor Disaster Oversight Imperiled Nursing Homes, Senate Report Finds

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 5:04pm
A Senate inquiry called for tougher standards after last year’s hurricane season resulted in fatal heat strokes and chaotic evacuations at nursing homes.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

What Exactly Does ‘Medicare for All’ Mean?

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 2:24pm
Readers discuss how a single-payer system might work, and the pros and cons.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Republicans Look to Safety Net Programs as Deficit Balloons

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 6:16pm
There’s talk of cutting taxes again, which could usher in spending cuts to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Sign Up for Medicare Part B

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 3:57pm
Some people can delay, but many will end up paying financial penalties if they don’t enroll when they turn 65. Here’s an explanation of the confusing rules.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Amgen Slashes the Price of a Promising Cholesterol Drug

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 4:33pm
The drug maker cut the list price of the drug Repatha by 60 percent in an effort to increase sales, which have been meager.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Medicare Pays Far More than Other Countries for Drugs, Government Finds

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 1:12pm
A new government study found that Medicare is paying 80 percent more than other countries for drugs, bolstering President Trump’s renewed push to control costs.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

What if the Republicans Win Everything Again?

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 3:15pm
Total victory for the G.O.P. would mean Trump unleashed.
Categories: Elder, Medicare


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