Medicare

  • Obamacare Dec 16, 2019

    ‘Obamacare’ Sign-Up Deadline Is Extended Following Glitches

    People will get more time to sign up for “Obamacare” health insurance, the Trump administration announced Monday, following a spate of computer glitches over the weekend. The new HealthCare.gov deadline is 3 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a statement. Coverage takes effect Jan. 1.

  • Iowa Dec 14, 2019

    Iowa Democrats Worry ‘Medicare for All’ Hurts Key Industry

    Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would replace private insurance with a government-run system. “What about the little guys that work in the insurance business,...

  • Medicare Dec 12, 2019

    Eyeing 2020, House Empowers Medicare to Negotiate Drug Costs

    Sharpening their 2020 election message, House Democrats on Thursday pushed through legislation that would empower Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and offer new benefits for seniors. Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill would cap Medicare recipients’ out-of-pocket costs for medicines at $2,000 a year. It would use about $360 billion of its projected 10-year savings from lower drug costs to establish...

  • Medicare Dec 6, 2019

    Pelosi Sets Showdown Vote on Medicare Drug Negotiations Bill

    The House will hold a showdown vote next week on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill empowering Medicare to negotiate drug prices, expanded Thursday to provide seniors with dental, vision and hearing benefits not currently covered. Leading Democratic committee chairmen said the Congressional Budget Office has indicated that Pelosi’s bill would save the government $500 billion over 10 years, which they pledged…

  • Nov 27, 2019

    ‘Tonight’: Bernie Sanders Has Bad News About Climate Change

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders discusses the dangerous realities of climate change, his comprehensive proposal to take on the fossil fuel industry to protect our planet and why his Medicare expansion plan makes sense.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Democrats Spar at Debate Over Health Care, How to Beat Trump

    Democratic presidential candidates clashed Wednesday in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry of Trump and at a critical juncture in the Democratic race to run against him...

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Hospital Psychiatric Wards Now Feel Like Prisons, Some Say

    New safety standards aimed at preventing suicides have led to overhauls inside psychiatric hospitals and emergency departments around the country, with facilities now issuing patients paper gowns, stripping artwork from walls and removing bathroom doors.

  • Nov 16, 2019

    Warren Pushes Back on Critics of Her Health Care Plan

    Elizabeth Warren pushed back against critics of her newly released plan to phase in implementation of a single-payer health care system, insisting Saturday that she is “fully committed” to “Medicare for All” and that she plans to first build on existing health care programs because “people need help right now.” “My commitment to Medicare for All is all the way,”...

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Warren Says She Won’t Immediately Push for Medicare for All

    Elizabeth Warren announced Friday that she won’t immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and instead will work to oversee passage of a sweeping “Medicare for All” program by the end of her third year if elected president — a significant step away from a plan she’s long championed.

  • Nov 10, 2019

    Still Unknown? Many Yet to Form Opinions on Warren

    Warren has risen in the polls for months, among the front-runners now in the 2020 Democratic primary and finding herself portrayed by comedian Kate McKinnon on “Saturday Night Live.” For many people, however, Warren is still a relative unknown, even among those who have begun paying closer attention with voting beginning in under three months.

  • Nov 5, 2019

    Williamson Hints at Health Plan During NH Primary Signup

    Author Marianne Williamson says she’s close to releasing a detailed health care plan she calls a hybrid of what’s being proposed by other Democratic presidential candidates.

  • Nov 1, 2019

    Will Warren’s ‘Medicare for All’ Plan Work? A Medicare Expert Says Yes

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new plan that would fund “Medicare for All” really can work, said Donald Berwick, who ran Medicare and Medicaid in the Obama administration. He explains some of the details, like how health insurance would work, and why he thinks the plan should be taken seriously.

  • Nov 1, 2019

    Warren Explains Her New ‘Medicare for All’ Plan

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is hoping to energize primary voters with her new “Medicare for All,” which she outlined Friday.

  • Nov 1, 2019

    Warren Vows No Middle Class Tax Hike for $20T Health Plan

    Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed $20 trillion in federal spending over the next decade to provide health care to every American without raising taxes on the middle class, a politically risky effort that pits the goal of universal coverage against skepticism of government-run health care. Read More

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Elizabeth Warren Hosts Town Hall at UNH

    Elizabeth Warren is all in on Medicare For All, but Democrats who are happy with their current health insurance want to know how she is going to pay for it.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Elizabeth Warren Holds Town Hall at UNH, Fields Questions on Medicare For All

    Retired Teacher Marie Beaulieu‘s question to Elizabeth Warren at her University of New Hampshire town hall is not a rare one. Beaulieu said, “I have a lot of friends and neighbors and colleagues who have tremendous respect and support for you, but the question that comes up over and over and over again, is the specificity of healthcare reform.” Warren...

  • Oct 25, 2019

    US Budget Deficit Hits $984 Billion, Highest in 7 Years

    The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year surged to $984.4 billion, its highest point in seven years, and is widely expected to top the $1 trillion mark in coming years. The 26% surge from the 2018 deficit of $779 billion that the government reported Friday reflected such factors as revenue lost from the 2017 Trump tax cut and a...

  • Oct 25, 2019

    As Life-Saving Childhood Cancer Drugs Run Short, Patients and Doctors Face Impossible Choices

    One family experienced first-hand a problem that doctors say is too common and worsening: shortages of childhood cancer drugs. Doctors, meanwhile, find themselves having to ration life-saving drugs.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Beating Trump ‘Not Enough’ to Battle Climate Change, Dem Hopeful Says

    Presidential hopeful Michael Bennet said Friday that Democrats must fundamentally change how Washington operates if they want to implement lasting action on climate change. Speaking at a Politics and Eggs event in Manchester, New Hampshire, the Democratic senator from Colorado said it would take more than winning the election in 2020 to make lasting change.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Buttigieg’s Campaign Momentum After the 4th Debate

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