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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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

‘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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

‘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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.”
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The Health Reforms the G.O.P. Should Embrace (but Probably Won’t)

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 6:00am
Republicans keep searching for a politically safe silver bullet that slays Obamacare and yet leaves everyone happy. That plan doesn’t exist.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Transplant Patients Need Anti-Rejection Drugs. Why Won’t Insurers Pay for Some of Them?

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 2:30am
Drugs to prevent organ rejection are not always covered for patients who had transplants before they enrolled in Medicare.
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