With rising up-front deductibles and widening coverage gaps, Medicare beneficiaries search for plans that will include their prescription drugs. A report looks at the changing Medicare benefits and what reforms newly elected Democrats may pursue.
Ten new faces will join the Senate in January -- eight Democrats, one Republican and one independent. Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Bob Corker of Tennessee discuss what they intend to bring to Congress.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Supreme Court on Monday narrowly voided a lower court's decision blocking two developments on wetlands in Michigan, and agreed to consider a second appeal to reinstate a federal ban on so-called partial-birth abortions.
The Bush administration made one last push Monday to persuade seniors to sign up for Medicare's drug benefit before a financial penalty kicks in. Two experts discuss the deadline and what it means for seniors and others struggling to pay…
The clock is ticking for Medicare beneficiaries wishing to enroll in a prescription drug coverage plan by the May 15 registration deadline. Susan Dentzer of the NewsHour's Health Unit reports on the prescription drug coverage countdown.
Many seniors seeking help with rising drug costs can now register for a Medicare discount prescription drug card, but the vast array of some 73 different cards has some worried the program may be too complex for those it is…
The White House Wednesday endorsed Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson's call for a probe into whether Medicare's chief actuary was pressured to suppress his cost estimates of the 2003 Medicare bill.
The Senate approved FDA chief Mark McClellan's nomination to head Medicare on Friday, after the vote was delayed over concerns about his opposition to legalizing the importation of prescription drugs.
The Bush administration announced Thursday that the new Medicare changes passed by Congress two months ago would cost at least $530 billion over ten years -- one-third more than the original Congressional Budget Office estimate.
President Bush on Monday signed a $400 billion, 10-year Medicare bill that will enact sweeping changes to the entitlement program by adding a prescription drug benefit and increasing the roll of private companies.
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