Tag Archives: Medicare

Viewpoints: Job Market Would Get Healthy Boost From ‘Medicare For All’; Louisiana Abortion Law Does Nothing to Protect Safety Of Women

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Washington Post: Medicare-For-All Would Be A Boon To The U.S. Job Market, Study Finds Proponents of a national, single-payer health care system, like one favored by presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, have long argued it would make medical care accessible to… Read More »

How easy it is to be misled by Medicare Advantage marketing

January 17, 2020 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org.  He is struggling to be an informed Medicare enrollee. He tweets as @garyschwitzer or @HealthNewsRevu. Since I’ve started writing more about Medicare now that I am more learned and experienced with the program as a person of that age group,… Read More »

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 »

Top Senate Dem stops short of embracing ‘Medicare for All’

The Senate’s top Democrat stopped short of throwing his weight behind Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan Thursday, calling it one of several proposals his party is advancing to strengthen health care. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., made the comments to reporters a day after Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, rolled out his… Read More »