Medicare

Why Won’t the Mainstream Media Tell the Truth About ‘Medicare for All’?

At the end of a segment posted Friday in conjunction with factcheck.org, CNN’s Jake Tapper issues a playful warning to the country’s politicians: …

Health Care

4.3 M Floridians to get new Medicare cards next month

MIAMI (AP) - Check your mailboxes Florida residents because your new Medicare card is coming soon.<p>Federal health officials are mailing the new cards …

Social Security

Sorry, "Medicare for All" Won't Save the Taxpayers Money

Socialists are jumping for joy due to the fact that a Mercatus Center study supposedly concluded that "Medicare for All" would save the nation $2 …

Health Care

Day Kimball Hospital scores highest in Medicare report in state

Day Kimball Hospital scored better than other Connecticut hospitals and above the state and national average on a Medicare report for timely …

Health Care

Staffing shortages are widespread in Missouri, Illinois nursing homes

A nursing shortage and aging population have combined to create a crisis situation in skilled nursing homes, where residents need high levels of …

Health Care

Watch out for Medicare scams

It seems like most of the calls I’m receiving on my landline these days are from scammers. I hang up immediately, no longer trying to be polite.<p>With …

Washington State

St. Luke’s Heart Transplant Program to Lose Medicare Funding Today

The heart transplant program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is set to lose federal funding today, a serious blow to a Houston hospital long …

Health Care

Linde's Lincare unit settle Medicare Advantage false claims case

Aug 17 -<p>Linde AG’s Lincare unit has agreed to pay $5.25 million to resolve allegations that it offered illegal price reductions to patients covered by Medicare Advantage plans in connection with the purchase of home oxygen equipment and supplies.<p>The accord, which was announced on Thursday, appeared …

Law

Be More. PBS.

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

Watchlist

R.I. Hospital to lose $25.3 million due to Medicare rules change

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A change in Medicare payments for care of patients in hospitals in New Jersey, Delaware and Rhode Island has resulted in a …

Health Care

Jake Tapper's Flawed 'Happy Fact Check Friday' on Medicare for All Widely Condemned

<i>CNN</i> anchor Jake Tapper added his name to a growing list of journalists in the corporate media who set out to debunk progressives' calls for Medicare …

Fact Checking

Medicare Advantage Is Changing The Lives Of America's Boomers | Opinion

The biggest advantage of all: It treats chronic illnesses better than most plans.

Health Care

Fact check: The cost of 'Medicare for all'

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, looks at a claim by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about a study on healthcare costs.

Bernie Sanders

Americans want real health care reform: Letter to the Editor

I'm glad to see the Plain Dealer finally paying attention to Medicare for All/Single Payer health care. After nearly 25 years of Congress failing to …

Health Care

The city paying more for Medicare than any other

It’s been revealed more than half of Australia’s population have to pay money on top of Medicare to settle medical bills.<p>The report from the …

Health Care

Genetic Testing for Cancer Lacking for Women on Medicare: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Testing for gene mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer is rare among some Medicare patients who …

Cancer

Top U.S. Senator asks for insurance merger reviews

The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee this week urged the U.S. Justice Department to launch a "rigorous review" of the proposed …

Health Care

Medical equipment provider pays $5.25M penalty for Medicare fraud

A medical equipment provider accused of giving illegal price reductions to Medicare beneficiaries has paid $5.25 million to resolve the …

Health Care

Does Heller cut Social Security, Medicare to cover tax cuts?

The popularity of Social Security and Medicare cuts across party lines, so it’s no surprise their future comes up in campaigns.<p>Nevada’s Democratic …

Retirement

Picking up the pace on Rx pricing reform

Lower drug prices can be achieved through robust competition, greater transparency, and improved negotiations between drug makers and purchasers. …

Health Care

At Risk For Hepatitis? Medicare Can Help

Shots and screenings are among the many preventive-health services for which Medicare will help pay.<p>CALIFORNIA – <i>Column by Greg Dill, Medicare's</i> …

Health Care

Rick Scott - Bill Nelson uses campaign consultants; he doesn't steal from Medicare or Social Security

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Bill Nelson uses campaign consultants; he doesn't steal from Medicare or Social Security<br>A new attack ad …

Social Security

Medicare Enrollment Periods And Deadlines: When Should You Sign Up?

Timing is everything, and that’s especially true when it comes to enrolling in Medicare. Anyone nearing Medicare eligibility should be aware of the enrollment periods and deadlines and be prepared to sign up for the coverage of their choice.<p><b>Initial Enrollment Period</b><p>Your entranceway to Medicare …

Health Care

What to ask about your employer health coverage after age 65

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. His weekly column, “Ask Phil,” aims to help</i> …

News (U.S.)

Cuts in Social Security and Medicare are inevitable. Delaying reform will make it worse.

While our elected officials continue to delay much-needed reforms to Social Security and Medicare, their financial state gets worse and worse.<p>The debate about the presidency of the President Donald Trump distracts us from other important issues. One such issue on August 14, which marked the 83rd …

Retirement

The growth of government health care

Health insurance companies used to collect a majority of their premium dollars from people who had coverage through their jobs, but their growing …

Health Care

TONI KING: Dispel the myths of Medicare

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p><b>Toni</b>:<p>I have been following your new ABBS4U.com association which helps Baby Boomers understand Medicare. Recently you …

Retirement

Send us your questions about Medicare open enrollment

Medicare is essential, but not simple. Let's figure it out together.

Health Care

Single Payer: Even When Presented with the Facts the Left Doesn’t Get It

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, accompanied by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., right, speaks during a …

Health Care

Rheumatology leaders meet with HHS Secretary Azar to discuss step therapy concerns

Statement from David Daikh, M.D., Ph.D., President of the American College of Rheumatology<p>ATLANTA - Yesterday, the American College of Rheumatology …

Health Care