Faced with tough November races, several Republicans who supported GOP-led proposals to roll back Americans’ health coverage are now attacking their Democratic opponents for supposedly threatening Americans’ health care access by supporting a “Medicare for all” system — which would extend the existing Medicare program’s protections to cover everyone.
Republican Reps. Andy Barr (KY-6), Dave Brat (VA-7), and Kevin Yoder (KS-3) all voted for the Trum...
President Trump has accused Democrats of trying to “raid,” “rob” or “hurt” Medicare and Social Security, while suggesting he has made both programs “stronger.” Neither claim is true.
Jared Golden, a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives who is running for Congress, supports Medicare-for-All. As made obvious by the very phrase “Medicare-for-All,” Golden wants to extend Medicare-style health coverage to every American. If you currently have Medicare, Golden thinks you should keep Medicare. If you don’t currently have Medicare, Golden thinks you should be able to have Medicare.
Nonetheless, a new ad by Golden’s opponent, Re...
Premiums have risen very little in the years since Medicare Part D was introduced. But the same cannot be said of the burden on taxpayers.
The Trump administration hopes to cut red tape by establishing a single Medicare rate for office visits. But the change could reduce payments for the sickest patients, doctors warn.
Medicare Advantage plans will be allowed to cover adult day care, home modifications and other new benefits. But they may not be available to all enrollees every year.
“Based on historical standards of material wellbeing and the terms of engagement, our War on Poverty is largely over and a success,” wrote the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors in a report relea...
A ruling allowing more hospitals to seek more money was based on evidence that the government had been using faulty data to calculate costs for decades.
As drug prices rise to new heights, President Trump wants to require insurers to reduce out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries, but critics see his proposals as prohibited interference.
Projections worsened over the past year for Medicare and Social Security’s old-age program, showing no sign of the economic surge promised after last year’s tax cuts.