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Why a Hospital Might Shun a Black Patient

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 10/06/2020 - 5:00am
The way medical professionals are paid keeps structural racism alive. It’s unethical and it must change.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Clover Health Is Near a $3.7 Billion Deal to Be Bought

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 10/06/2020 - 2:49am
The health care company, in talks with an affiliate of the billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya, hopes to use the money to fuel growth and achieve profitability.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Bidencare Would Be a Big Deal

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 6:00pm
Don’t dismiss it because it isn’t Medicare for All.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Some Insurers End Pandemic Waivers of Fees and Deductibles for Telehealth

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 5:00am
The coronavirus outbreaks had prompted the nation’s largest insurers to stop charging co-pays or requiring deductibles for virtual visits, but some consumers will now have to pay those fees again.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

If the Supreme Court Ends Obamacare, Here’s What It Would Mean

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 6:38pm
The Affordable Care Act touches the lives of most Americans, and its abolition could have a significant effect on many millions more people than those who get their health coverage through it.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Nursing Homes Oust Unwanted Patients With Claims of Psychosis

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:00pm
They are finding what families say are pretexts to send patients to hospitals for psychiatric care — and then refusing to let them return.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:01am
The gap between rates set for private insurers and employers vs. those by the federal government stirs the debate over a government-run health plan.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Trump Issues Expansive Order Aimed at Lowering Drug Prices

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 09/13/2020 - 8:33pm
The order expands on a presidential promise by trying to reduce the prices Medicare pays for prescription drugs, but experts said it was unclear whether the White House could carry out the directive.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Biden, Speaking to National Guard, Takes Aim at Republican Criticism on Crime

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 08/29/2020 - 5:30pm
The Democratic presidential nominee hit back at attacks delivered at the Republican National Convention.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The Fine Line Between Choice and Confusion in Health Care

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 08/24/2020 - 5:00am
Part of the U.S. debate over health care is really a debate over the definition of freedom.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Ady Barkan on Progressives’ Future Under Biden

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 12:03pm
After learning in 2016 that he had a terminal neurodegenerative disease, Mr. Barkan became a champion of “Medicare for all.” He spoke with The Times ahead of his speech on Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Ady Barkan on Progressives’ Future Under Biden

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 12:03pm
After learning in 2016 that he had a terminal neurodegenerative disease, Mr. Barkan became a champion of “Medicare for all.” He spoke with The Times ahead of his speech on Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Ady Barkan on Progressives’ Future Under Biden

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 12:03pm
After learning in 2016 that he had a terminal neurodegenerative disease, Mr. Barkan became a champion of ‘Medicare for all.’ He spoke with The Times ahead of his speech on Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Despite Everything, Bernie Sanders Still Believes

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 08/17/2020 - 5:00am
The senator from Vermont explains why the left still has a fighting chance.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Trump Sends In the Economic Quacks

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 6:00pm
Now he’s prescribing hydroxychloroquine to fight recession.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 2:30am
The answer largely depends on whether Medicare and private health insurers will adequately cover virtual doctor visits once coronavirus outbreaks subside.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

A Covid-19 Lesson: Some Seriously Ill Patients Can Be Treated at Home

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 07/18/2020 - 5:00am
To ease pressure on hospitals, Northwell Health brought medical workers, oxygen tanks and intravenous equipment into patients’ homes. Now Florida is taking cues.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Watchdog Faults Medicare Agency’s Use of Contractors to Burnish Its Image

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 07/17/2020 - 5:54pm
An inspector general’s audit said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service used communications contractors for work that should have been performed by public servants.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

A Conversation With Tammy Duckworth

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 5:00am
The senator from Illinois joins the podcast to talk about Tucker Carlson, the vice presidency and parenting in a pandemic.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Health Care Takes Center Stage in Battle for Congress During Pandemic

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 11:12am
As the Trump administration pushes forward on dismantling the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are pressing their advantage on an issue that is becoming a chief focus of campaign advertising.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

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