Medicare

Startup Insurer Seizes on Growing Market for Private Medicare Coverage

Devoted Health to begin offering Medicare Advantage products next year in Florida and West Virginia<p>To read the full story, Join Now or Sign In<p>Members Only<p>This is the kind of news coverage and analysis you can access exclusively as a WSJ Pro Member.

Startups

Omega Healthcare Investors: Value Or Value Trap?

OHI is extremely popular due to their dividend policy. A look at whether dividend increases can continue.<p>The aging baby boomer generation has been …

Stocks

Insurers Are Still Denying Treatments for Pre-Existing Conditions

One of the principal achievements of the Affordable Care Act was its prohibition on denying insurance coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions. Under the ACA, insurance companies must sell polices to people with chronic diseases and charge the same premiums paid by healthy people.<p>But …

Health Care

Can "Medicaid For All" save Obamacare?

Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto via ZUMA<p>Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz says there’s been a silver lining to Republican attempts to repeal Obamacare:<p>“One of the …

ObamaCare

Has Your Local Lawmaker Pledged to Support Medicare for All? Have You?

Jake Johnson, staff writerAs support for single payer continues to surge following the GOP's failed attempt to strip healthcare from millions, …

Bernie Sanders

Iowa submits official request for 'stopgap measure' aimed at keeping people from dropping insurance

The State of Iowa submitted its official request to change the rules for individual health insurance next year in an effort to keep middle-income …

Health Care

The Dems are wrong on having the federal government negotiate prescription drug prices for seniors

Congressional Democrats recently released "A Better Deal," their new economic platform.<p>It calls for many reforms, such as expanding vocational …

Health Care

Solving The Problem Of Bipartisan Health Care Reform

After the Senate Republicans repeatedly failed to obtain a majority for any health care bill, a bipartisan effort at health care reform has emerged …

Health Care

Are You Sure You Want Single Payer?

“Medicare for all” is a popular idea, but for Americans, transitioning to such a system would be difficult, to say the least.<p>French women supposedly don’t get fat, and in the minds of many Americans, they also don’t get stuck with <i>très gros</i> medical bills. There’s long been a dream among some …

Health Care

4 common money hassles for retirees

Filed under: Finance, Retirement, Retirement<p>Retirement is supposed to be the time when you kick back, relax, and enjoy life. Yet retired life isn't entirely worry-free; certain financial issues afflict nearly all retirees. Here are some of the money hassles you're most likely to encounter during …

Retirement

Democrats’ New Health-Care Plan: Medicaid for All (Who Want It)

Now that Obamacare has survived its death panel, Democrats are done playing defense on health-care policy. After months of reciting Trumpcare’s many …

Health Care

How to get the most out of your benefits in 2018

A few months from now, workers will enter one of the most stressful seasons of the year and it’s not the period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.<p>Rather, it’s open enrollment season when workers must decide whether to make changes to their health, retirement and other benefits. Yes, it’s still …

Retirement

The battle over the federal 340B drug program

A federal advisory panel on Monday recommended Medicare scrap a proposal that would slash drug payments to hospitals under the 340B drug pricing …

Business

Could Amazon do for Rx drugs what it's done for retail shopping?

Posted August 21, 2017 07:41 AM by Logan Albright<p>Feverpitched | Getty Images<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print Images<p>Rumors are flying that Amazon.com has been hiring …

Health Care

AMA to CMS: Work to simplify Quality Payment Program regulations

The AMA recommends CMS maintain a slow pace to developing its methodology for measuring and rewarding performance improvement.<p>“CMS should continue to …

Health Care

Health Savings vs. Flexible Spending Accounts | Investopedia

As we age, medical costs often rise and as healthcare improves and preventative care becomes more common place, healthcare expenses, even for the …

Retirement

Don't Take a Job That Doesn't Offer These 3 Benefits

Many times, when people consider a job offer, they focus only on salary. That's a mistake because while how much you make is important, it's not reflective of the full compensation you'll be receiving.<p>It's important to negotiate the salary you want, but it's also necessary to make sure you get …

Social Security

5 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now

It's not every day that $1,000 falls in your lap, but if you're looking at a bonus, commission, or even a generous gift, it pays to use that money wisely. Here are some of the best things you can do if you suddenly find yourself $1,000 richer.<p><b>1. Start, or build, an emergency fund</b><p>No matter how much …

Retirement

Why your health costs are spiralling

THE LABOR government under Julia Gillard started the rot and now the Conservatives under Malcolm Turnbull are continuing it.<p>Which particular rot? …

Health Care

Free visits to the doctor reach a record high, new Medicare statistics show

THE number of Australian patients are seeing their doctor without paying a cent for it after GP bulk billing rates reached their highest levels on …

Health Care

Obamacare program spends $22 million to enroll small fraction of enrollees: Report

Obamacare's enrollment assistance program spent $22 million to enroll 14,500 people in tax-subsidized coverage, a small fraction of the 11 million …

Health Care

GK Goh to launch purpose-built nursing home

View photos<p><i>Updated, Aug 21, 2017, 10:53 a.m., to change time period in which GK Goh invested in Orange Valley to early 2000s.</i><p><b>Facility on Venus Drive</b> …

Nursing

3 Tips to Help You Find Your Retirement Age -- The Motley Fool

Not sure when to retire? These questions will help guide your decision.<p>The decision to retire from your career isn't one to be taken lightly. With …

Retirement

Democrats prep for next round of healthcare fight

Democrats are heading toward a new phase in the battle over healthcare as they brace for a tough midterm.With the GOP ObamaCare repeal push largely …

Bernie Sanders

4 Ways to Finance Healthcare in Retirement

The older you get, the more likely you are to run up high healthcare expenses. Retirees would be wise to budget a substantial amount for medical costs; indeed, the average retiree spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on healthcare during the course of his retirement. Here are 4 ways to put …

Retirement

Children lobbying for health care | Miami Herald

Ask 11-year-old Jackson Corbin and 9-year-old Henry Corbin of Hanover why they are lobbying senators in Capitol Hill every week and they say, "We …

Health Care

Here's how expanding Medicare could set us on the path to universal health coverage

With Republicans seeming to have abandoned their repeal-or-bust attack on the Affordable Care Act, the path to improving Americans' health coverage is wide open.<p>That has given the idea of single-payer a jump-start. But it hasn’t done much to clarify the most important question: How do we get there …

Health Care

Bernie Sanders’ first draft of “Medicare for All”

There's been a lot written lately about how Democrats are going to have to start working out details about single payer if they're serious about …

Bernie Sanders

20-plus health care stats that will blow you away

You'll never guess how often patients are misdiagnosed, how much America spends per capita on healthcare, or how many Americans go without dental insurance.<p><i>"The whole issue of health care is very complicated. There have been seven presidents who've tried to get healthcare reform passed."</i> -- Valerie …

Health Care

Medicare Unveils ‘Skeletal’ Site For Hospice Comparison Shopping

Medicare launched a website aimed at helping families choose a hospice — but experts say it doesn’t help very much.The Centers for Medicare & …

Health Care