In Vermont, there are more elderly patients with medical needs than there are nursing homes. A growing number of families in the state are opening their homes to the elderly as an alternative.
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"Medicare for America" would stop short of a full-blown expansion of Medicare. It would include copays from patients and a role for insurers. Could it survive health care's politics?
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Prosecutors allege a multilayered scheme to defraud Medicare, with doctors prescribing unneeded back, shoulder, wrist and knee braces to elderly and disabled patients.
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As head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar is charged with making Trump's plan to end HIV in the U.S. by 2030 work. "We have an historic opportunity," he tells NPR.
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The president still promises "a great health care package" — but not until after the next election. His comments come after a phone call with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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The Trump administration's decision to fight for total repeal of the Affordable Care Act in court sent shock-waves across Congress, where lawmakers were caught off guard by the renewed repeal effort.
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A letter from the Department of Justice announced the shift, in support of a district court judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The case will likely end up in the Supreme Court.
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