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Longer Looks: Reclaiming Medicare For All; Breaking American Health Care; And The ACA’s Court Battle

Jul 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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UnitedHealth Group's Medicare Advantage Enrollment Jumps 10% And Boosts Profits

Jul 19, 2019 , Forbes
UnitedHealth Group said its privatized Medicare Advantage enrollment grew by more than 10% as the company's second-quarter profits rose and the healthcare giant increased its financial forecast for the rest of the...
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

Jul 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a health plan intended to provide a more moderate alternative to his competitors’ “Medicare for All” plans. It would build on the Affordable Care Act but would go much further. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this, plus Planned Parenthood’s very bad week, the U.S. House vote to repeal the health law’s “Cadillac tax” on...
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Top strategist says it's time to buy health care, the worst-performing sector this year

Jul 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Investors should look to buy health-care stocks because concerns about "Medicare for All" have been priced in, says longtime bull Julian...
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Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden unveiled a $750 billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act, drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more sweeping "Medicare for All" government-run system....
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Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration

Jul 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump AdministrationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/12/2019 12:00:00...
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Cuts to Trainee Doctors' Hours Haven't Affected Care

Jul 12, 2019 , WebMD
They analyzed nearly 486,000 hospitalizations of Medicare patients before and after the training hours cap was implemented and found no evidence that it had any impact on the quality of care delivered by new...
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Big Pharma won't like Trump's next move after rebate rule is abandoned, investors fear

Jul 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
Another way President Trump could make a push to lower drug prices is with a proposal announced last year that would allow Medicare to create an "international pricing...
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Baltimore Is Ground Zero For Failing War Against Drugs, City’s Attorney Tells U.S. House Panel On Crimes

Jul 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Attorney Marilyn Mosby also cited discriminatory enforcement of marijuana laws that has harmed black communities and called for the government to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. News on the drug and opioid epidemics looks at: Ohio's strategies to combat addiction; U.S. wins $1.4 billion settlement with Reckitt; seriously ill patients who genuinely need opioids; Medicare's progress on treating addiction; Narcan training for Phoenix police force; and clean teens in New...
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Medicare Going In ‘Right Direction’ On Opioid Epidemic

Jul 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A new report by the inspector general for HHS shows prescriptions to treat opioid addiction are way up in recent years, while prescriptions for the painkillers have...
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When Your Primary Care Physician Breaks Up With You

Jul 09, 2019 , Forbes
My primary care physician announced he is converting to a “concierge” practice, forcing us to either pay his annual fee or find another doctor. With few doctors willing to take on new Medicare patients, is my doctor violating his code of ethics? And what does this mean for a single payer...
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2020 Election's Healthcare Debate: Truths, Half-Truths, And Falsehoods

Jul 09, 2019 , Forbes
When Sanders talks about Medicare for All, he isn't aiming to expand the currently existing Medicare program to include all U.S. residents. Rather, he is talking about a government program that would replace all currently existing forms of insurance, both private and...
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Don't Buy The Democrats' 'Moderate' Alternatives To Medicare For All

Jul 09, 2019 , Forbes
Democrats are committed to a government takeover of our nation's healthcare system—they just can't decide how. Whether it's Medicare for All, or through the public option, in the end, both choices will lead to the same inevitability: deteriorating quality of care for...
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Trump's ex-FDA chief calls 2020 Dem hopefuls' 'Medicare for All' innovation-stifling

Jul 03, 2019 , CNBC Health
"I don't think it is that feasible, quite frankly," says Dr. Scott Gottlieb. "It would crowd out competition in private...
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2 Nights, 10 Health Takeaways From The Democratic Debates

Jul 03, 2019 , Forbes
Americans like Medicare for All (MFA) in theory, but not in practice. Making the Democratic debate on MFA a waste of time for everyone. But that didn't stop the 2020 presidential candidates from discussing insurance, pharma & changes to the health system - particularly as it pertains to...
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'Medicare for All' Is A Trap for Businesses and Employees

Jul 03, 2019 , Forbes
Some business leaders are hopping aboard the Medicare for All bandwagon. While Medicare for All might sound like a good deal, it will only hurt businesses, their employees, and all Americans. It will increase taxes, raise expenses, and deprive hard-working Americans of choice in their...
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Nancy Pelosi's latest Medicare proposal would pass drug discounts to all consumers

Jul 03, 2019 , CNBC Health
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's latest Medicare plan would give the government the power to negotiate drug prices for federal health...
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Private Medicare Advantage Could Hit 70% Market Share

Jun 19, 2019 , Forbes
Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans could reach 70% of those eligible for Medicare between 2030 and 2040, L.E.K. Consulting...
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State Highlights: Virginia Governor Plans Public Talks On Gun Control; Abuse Occurred To 20% Of Medicare Patients During ER Transports In Eight States, Report Finds

Jun 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Virginia, Florida, Maryland, California, New York, Arizona, North Carolina, District Of Columbia, Minnesota, Colorado, Missouri, Ohio and...
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AmWell, Cisco partner on TV-centered telehealth platform for seniors

Jun 15, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
The companies pitched the upcoming service as a convenient in-home option for Medicare Advantage patients overwhelmed by digital...
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