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Biden Set to Hammer House Republicans on the Economy

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 11:47am
The president has found a welcome foil in a new conservative House majority and its tax and spending plans, sharpening a potential re-election message.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Emailing Your Doctor May Carry a Fee

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 3:00am
More hospitals and medical practices have begun charging for doctors’ responses to patient queries, depending on the level of medical advice.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

The December Omnibus Bill’s Little Secret: It Was Also a Giant Health Bill

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 5:00am
Congress passed legislation on mental health, drugs, pandemic preparedness, new Medicare benefits and Medicaid expansion — all before the arrival of the new House.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

How the U.S. Government Amassed $31 Trillion in Debt

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 3:00am
Two decades of tax cuts, recession responses and bipartisan spending fueled more borrowing — contributing $25 trillion to the total and setting the stage for another federal showdown.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

California Sues Companies Over Insulin Prices, Joining Other States

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 01/18/2023 - 12:16pm
The state is taking action against three major drug companies and the big pharmacy benefit managers in an effort to temper costs for people with diabetes.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Medicare Begins to Rein In Drug Costs for Older Americans

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 01/14/2023 - 6:28am
Reforms embedded in the Inflation Reduction Act will bring savings to seniors this year. Already some lawmakers are aiming to repeal the changes.
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Why Republican Politicians Still Hate Medicare

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 01/12/2023 - 7:00pm
At this point, even their own voters support big social spending.
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FDA Approves, Leqembi, New Treatment for Early Alzheimer’s

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 01/06/2023 - 2:32pm
The drug, Leqembi, may modestly slow cognitive decline in early stages of the disease but carries some safety risks. Still, data suggests it is more promising than the small number of other available treatments.
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U.S. Health Officials Seek New Curbs on Private Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 12/17/2022 - 5:00am
Proposed regulations would crack down on misleading ads for the private plans and would enhance scrutiny of denials for coverage of medical care.
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A Rural Hospital’s Excruciating Choice: $3.2 Million a Year or Inpatient Care?

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 12/09/2022 - 6:00am
A new federal program offers hefty payments to small hospitals at risk of closing. But it comes with a bewildering requirement: to end all inpatient care.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

What if You Could Go to the Hospital … at Home?

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 11/19/2022 - 5:00am
Hospital-at-home care is an increasingly common option, and it is often a safer one for older adults. But the future of the approach depends on federal action.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

What if You Could Go to the Hospital … at Home?

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 11/19/2022 - 5:00am
Hospital-at-home care is an increasingly common option, and it is often a safer one for older adults. But the future of the approach depends on federal action.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Covid Almost Broke This Hospital. It Also Might Be What Saves It.

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 5:00am
For decades, smaller “safety net” hospitals like Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, in Brooklyn, have been losing money and are under pressure to close. But the pandemic has shown just how needed they are.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Biden Emphasizes the Threat to Social Security and Medicare at Rally

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 6:48pm
The president singled out Senators Ron Johnson and Rick Scott while campaigning for Democrats in Pennsylvania.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Medicare Advantage or Just Medicare?

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 7:49am
It’s annual enrollment season once again. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of the two approaches to health insurance.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Wonking Out: Inequality, Mortality, Medicare and Social Security

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 1:43pm
Who loses if we raise the age of eligibility?
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The G.O.P. Plot Against Medicare and Social Security

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 5:13pm
Never mind the “populism,” it’s still a rich man’s party.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Private Medicare Plans Misled Customers Into Signing Up, Senate Report Says

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 5:00am
The report points to widespread misbehavior by the plans and the marketing firms they hire.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Debt Limit Showdown Looms as White House Braces for a Divided Washington

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 11/03/2022 - 5:00am
G.O.P. threats to leverage the full faith and credit of the United States to force spending cuts have raised alarm about a debt showdown next year — and talks about how to head one off in the coming weeks.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Republicans Float Changes to Social Security and Medicare

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 5:00am
Democrats have seized on Republican proposals to limit retirement benefits to galvanize voters ahead of the midterm elections.
Categories: Elder, Medicare
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