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Sens. Tim Kaine, Michael Bennet introduce Medicare public option bill

Yet another bill aimed at providing alternative solutions to the problems plaguing the health insurance markets, this one would offer a Medicare-style public health insurance for people in rural areas with few insurance options. Continue reading

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Sens. Tim Kaine, Michael Bennet introduce Medicare public option bill

Yet another bill aimed at providing alternative solutions to the problems plaguing the health insurance markets, this one would offer a Medicare-style public health insurance for people in rural areas with few insurance options. Continue reading

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House Releases $4 Trillion Budget, Turns Medicare Into Voucher System, Huge Cuts

Republicans in the House released their budget plan on Tuesday, and it calls for tremendous cuts to food stamps and other social safety net programs, as well as turning Medicare into a voucher-like program Continue reading

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Viewpoints: Health Policy Moves Back To Town Halls; GOP Wrestles With Medicaid Debate

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Continue reading

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Medicare Bundled Payments for Orthopedic and Cardiac Care to Proceed, HHS Says

A final rule by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that establishes several cardiac and orthopedic bundled-payment models under Medicare was recently delayed; however, recent reports clarified that the launch date of the bundled-payment mod Continue reading

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CMS Issues Final Rule on New Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies

HHAs participating in the Medicare or Medicaid programs should review their current policies, procedures and practices against the new CoPs and make modifications as necessary for compliance. Continue reading

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Trump’s Position On Medicare Drug Pricing Just Flipped Again. Unless It Didn’t.

It’s possible that the president and his advisers have not worked out a clear position on how to reduce the price of prescription drugs. Continue reading

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Trump Wants Medicare To Negotiate Drug Prices Directly With Drugmakers : Shots

When asked during his daily news briefing whether the president is in favor of having Medicare negotiate lower prices for prescription medicine, Spicer said: “He’s for it, yes. Absolutely.” Continue reading

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Partisan Jousting Marks Price Hearing for HHS Post

Orrin Hatch (R- Utah) said Price had “the experience and the qualifications necessary” to run the vast agency which includes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control. Continue reading

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Medicare outpatients risk higher bills for some procedures

You pay less for outpatient treatment than for a hospital admission, right? Not necessarily in the topsy-turvy world of Medicare billing, according to a government report. Continue reading

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