Tag Archives: Medicare

From telehealth to ‘Medicare for All’: takeaways from HLTH19

The second year of health innovation conference HLTH gave industry a peek behind the curtain of Google’s healthcare ambitions and how the telehealth industry could evolve in coming years. Uber scored a huge win through a Cerner EHR integration, Facebook rolled out a preventive health tool and Kaiser Permanente launched a program to combat food insecurity… Read More »

Bernie Sanders snaps at Kamala Harris over ‘Medicare for All’ flip-flop

Bernie Sanders subtweeted Kamala Harris after the California senator and fellow Democratic White House hopeful told donors she wasn’t “comfortable” with her Vermont colleague’s “Medicare for All” proposal. “I don’t go to the Hamptons to raise money from billionaires. If I ever visited there, I would tell them the same thing I have said for… Read More »

‘Fantasy World’: Biden knocks Harris promise of Medicare for All without middle-class tax hikes

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden said that it would be impossible to pay for ‘Medicare for All’ without raising taxes on the middle class, taking aim at Kamala Harris’ claim that the plan could be paid for with a Wall Street tax. “Bernie has been honest that it’s going to cost a tax on the… Read More »

Democratic Debate Brings ‘Medicare For All’ Divide Into Focus

Reverberations from the Democratic presidential debate last week continue. One of the key issues that the candidates discussed was health care, and they had some differences in their plans, especially their views of a “Medicare for All” policy. Julie Rovner, the chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, joined NPR’s Sarah McCammon on “Weekend Edition… Read More »

Cutting US drug prices to match rates in other countries could save $73 billion on medicare

Cutting US drug prices to match rates in the UK, Japan and Canada would save Medicare tens of billions of dollars, study suggests On average, drugs commonly used by Medicare beneficiaries cost over four times more in the US than in the UK  The same drug may be anywhere from 30 percent to 7,000 percent… Read More »