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Medicare Expansion Clashes With Health Care for the Poor as Budget Bill Shrinks

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 09/20/2021 - 5:00am
Under pressure to cut the bill’s cost, Democrats disagree over whether to offer more benefits to older Americans or to cover more of the working poor.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

When Professors Have Affairs With Students

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 11:00am
Professors and a recent college graduate respond to a guest essay. Also: Vaccine mandates; erosion of democracy; dental benefits.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Hospitals and Health Care Workers, Overwhelmed by Covid

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:16am
Burned-out health professionals and overwhelmed hospitals. Also: The child tax credit; counterterrorism; Democrats and taxes; "Medicare for all."
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Phony Diagnoses Hide High Rates of Drugging at Nursing Homes

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 09/11/2021 - 12:37pm
At least 21 percent of nursing home residents are on antipsychotic drugs, a Times investigation found.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Biden Administration Goes Bigger on Cutting Drug Prices

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 09/09/2021 - 1:19pm
The administration endorses a proposal for the government to negotiate on prices for all U.S. purchasers, not just Medicare.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

From Cradle to Grave, Democrats Move to Expand Social Safety Net

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 12:13am
The $3.5 trillion social policy bill that lawmakers begin drafting this week would touch virtually every American, at every point in life, from conception to old age.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Social Security is projected to be insolvent a year earlier than previously forecast.

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 08/31/2021 - 4:28pm
Annual government reports on the solvency of the programs underscored the questions about the long-term viability of Social Security and Medicare.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Will Hearing Aids Ever Be Hip?

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 08/30/2021 - 5:00am
A new generation of more affordable and stylish hearing aids could help preserve mind, life and limb for millions.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Five Decades Later, Medicare Might Cover Dental Care

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 08/29/2021 - 3:00am
In the large budget bill now in Congress, supporters of the measure see a rare opportunity to advance a popular policy.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

That $56,000 Drug? Blame Medicare.

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 6:00am
For an increasingly important set of drugs, Medicare has been driving up prices. It knows how to do better.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Racial Inequities Persist in Health Care Despite Expanded Insurance

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 08/17/2021 - 1:53pm
A series of studies in an influential medical journal takes a close look at longstanding gaps in medical care.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Biden Presses Congress to Act on Prescription Drug Prices

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 08/12/2021 - 1:48pm
President Biden singled out drug prices as an issue he wants included in the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion social policy bill, including allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prices.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Getting Old Is a Crisis More and More Americans Can’t Afford

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 7:25pm
The looming financial crisis for seniors.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Nobody Wants to Live in a Nursing Home. Something’s Got to Give.

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 08/01/2021 - 11:38am
America needs more infrastructure for the elderly.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Biogen's Aduhelm Sales Total $2 Million in Second Quarter

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 10:23am
The drug from Biogen, called Aduhelm, is expected to generate billions in sales. It could also strain Medicare’s budget within a few years.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Democrats Push a Budget to Fulfill Biden’s Aggressive Economic Ambitions

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 1:49pm
The $3.5 trillion blueprint under consideration in the Senate would deliver, at least temporarily, on the economic promise of a unified Washington run by Democrats.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

New Alzheimer’s Drug Could Cost the Government as Much as It Spends on NASA

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 5:19am
The Alzheimer’s treatment will cost $56,000 per patient, and millions may use it. The result: “crazy numbers” for Medicare.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Democrats Float $6 Trillion Plan Amid Talks on Narrower Infrastructure Deal

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 7:55pm
Democrats are considering moving unilaterally on a sweeping economic package even as bipartisan talks continue on a smaller infrastructure bill.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Democrats Float $6 Trillion Plan Amid Talks on Narrower Infrastructure Deal

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 7:55pm
Democrats are considering moving unilaterally on a sweeping economic package even as bipartisan talks continue on a smaller infrastructure bill.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Lifelong Exercise Adds Up to Big Health Care Savings

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 5:37am
People who start to exercise before or during middle age typically save from $824 to $1,874 annually on health care costs after retirement.
Categories: Elder, Medicare
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