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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

Elizabeth Warren’s Backup Backup Health Plan

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 7:00am
Many presidents have failed to pass major health care legislation. She shared a detailed list that doesn’t require congressional approval.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 11:00am
Ms. Warren laid out a blueprint to pass major health legislation at the start of her presidency. But she would wait as long as three years to seek passage of a full-scale “Medicare for all” plan.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Why a ‘Republican Economist’ Plans to Vote in the Democratic Primary

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:25pm
The Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw, once an adviser to Republican leaders, has been disappointed by Trump. Here’s what he’s seeking in economic policy.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Examining Conflicting Claims About ‘Medicare for all’

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 5:00am
Amid intense political debate, studies have reached drastically different conclusions about a single-payer system’s price tag, cost to families and effect on the health system.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

A Retirement Community That Comes to You

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:46am
In continuing care at-home programs, members live in their own houses for years, with regular health check-ins.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

What if the Road to Single-Payer Led Through the States?

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 5:00am
A California congressman’s plan would lower federal barriers to letting states experiment with health care policy.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Hilary Clinton Discusses Medicare for All and Taxing the Wealthy

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:38am
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that “Medicare for all”-style health care and higher taxes on the very wealthy were politically impractical.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Warren Has Her Plan. Buttigieg Suggests Another Way to Cut Health Prices.

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 5:00am
A single-payer system can lower prices by setting them. But lots of countries regulate prices and have private insurance, too.
Categories: Elder, Medicare


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