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Nursing Home Linked to 37 Coronavirus Deaths Faces Fine of $600,000

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:42pm
Federal officials said Life Care Center of Kirkland may be dropped from Medicare and Medicaid programs if the facility cannot come into compliance with federal regulations.
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Hospital Safety Rules Are Relaxed to Fight Coronavirus

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 5:41pm
The federal government has redefined a hospital to include tents and dormitory rooms.
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Medicare Is Updating Coverage to Help in the Coronavirus Crisis

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 4:30pm
With its beneficiaries among the most at risk for Covid-19, the agency is relaxing some rules.
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‘Covid-19 Kills Only Old People.’ Only?

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 03/22/2020 - 7:00pm
Why are we OK with old people dying?
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Coronavirus Tests Are Now Free, but Treatment Could Still Cost You

Medicare -- New York Times - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 11:32am
Congress passed legislation covering people’s costs for getting tested for the virus, but you could still face high bills for everything else.
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Don’t Rush to Dismiss Medicare for All

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 03/15/2020 - 12:00pm
Readers, American and Canadian, take issue with an Op-Ed article.
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Insulin Costs May Be Capped in a Medicare Program

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 03/11/2020 - 8:30am
If drug companies and insurers agree to participate, the Trump administration proposes limiting insulin costs to $35 a month for some older Americans.
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Pelosi, Seeking to Insulate House Majority, Presses Plan to Lower Health Costs

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 6:11pm
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan is aimed at distancing vulnerable Democrats from Medicare for All and other proposals being pushed by the party’s presidential contenders.
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Coronavirus Highlights the Pitfalls of Health Deductibles

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 5:00am
There’s a risk in cost sharing: It may deter people from getting needed care.
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The Dangers of Medicare for All

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 5:00am
It is pure fantasy to believe that the access and quality Americans enjoy today would hold if private insurance were abolished.
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How Democrats Would Raise Taxes on the Rich

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 03/04/2020 - 1:24pm
Investment income of the wealthy is a target that unifies leading presidential candidates and top Democrats in Congress.
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How Democrats Would Raise Taxes on the Rich

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 03/04/2020 - 1:24pm
Investment income of the wealthy is a target that unifies leading presidential candidates and top Democrats in Congress.
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The Basics of ‘Medicare for All’

Medicare -- New York Times - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 7:32pm
What to know about Bernie Sanders’s health care plan, plus further reading for the nerds among you.
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China’s Health Failures Distract Us From Our Own

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 2:30pm
America’s health system has long been a mess, and Trump is making it worse.
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Medicare’s Private Option Is Gaining Popularity, and Critics

Medicare -- New York Times - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 5:00am
As more Americans sign up for Medicare Advantage, detractors worry that it’s helping private insurers more than patients.
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My $145,000 Surprise Medical Bill

Medicare -- New York Times - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 5:00am
What my brief glimpse into the financial abyss taught me about the American health care system.
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The Health System We’d Have if Economists Ran Things

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 5:00am
A survey of nearly 200 Ph.D. health economists finds them taking a few politically unpopular positions.
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The Next Hurdle for Bernie Sanders: Nevada’s Top Union Dislikes ‘Medicare for All’

Medicare -- New York Times - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 1:22pm
His Democratic rivals are trying to capitalize.
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Florida Doctor Bilked $26 Million From Health Insurers, Officials Say

Medicare -- New York Times - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 4:56pm
Dr. Moses deGraft-Johnson, who told investigators he wanted to one day become president of Ghana, sent nearly $2 million to people or entities there, court records show.
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In Trump’s Budget, Big Health Care Cuts but Few Details

Medicare -- New York Times - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 7:46pm
The president’s proposal can be read as a second-term policy blueprint. On the future of the Affordable Care Act, it’s awfully vague.
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