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Health Nov 21New Medicare prescription plan finder could steer seniors to costlier care
As open enrollment goes into the home stretch Thanksgiving week, critics say the new tool can create confusion by obscuring out-of-pocket costs that seniors should factor into their decisions.
Health Nov 041 in 2 seriously ill Medicare enrollees struggles with bills
Prescription drug cost is the leading problem, according to a study published Monday.
Politics Nov 01Warren releases plan to fund ‘Medicare for All’
The Massachusetts senator famously "has a plan" for everything, but details of how she'd pay for her health plan come with far higher political stakes.
Health Oct 31‘Obamacare’ costs stable as sign-ups open, but more Americans uninsured
The Affordable Care Act has shown remarkable resiliency, but it has also fallen short of expectations.
Health Oct 22Americans will have more choices under Obamacare next year
Health care premiums will dip slightly for many customers, the Trump administration announced Tuesday.
Nation Oct 10Seniors will get modest cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020
Seniors and advocates complain that the inflation yardstick used to determine the annual adjustment doesn't adequately reflect their costs, mainly for health care.
Nation Oct 09Trump administration proposes overhauling Medicare fraud rules
A major focus is to try to improve follow-up care for patients after they are discharged from hospitals, an area in which Medicare is increasingly holding hospitals accountable.
Politics Oct 03WATCH: Trump announces Medicare executive order in Florida
Florida is Trump’s favorite state for rallies before appreciative crowds: He’s held seven there since taking office.
Nation Sep 30Trump officials redirect $34 million to cover gaps in access to birth control
The decision comes after the Trump administration's abortion restrictions led to an exodus of clinics from the federal family planning program.
Politics Sep 19WATCH: Pelosi unveils legislation to reduce Medicare prescription drug prices
The proposal would direct Medicare to negotiate prices for seniors and younger people.