December 10, 2019
A group of 15 senators on Thursday urged CMS to offer Medicare beneficiaries who have experienced issues with the recently updated Medicare Plan Finder tool an opportunity to change their coverage during a special enrollment period.
December 6, 2019
U.S. health spending growth increased at a faster rate in 2018 when compared with 2017, in part because the net cost of health insurance rose more quickly due to the return of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance tax, according to a CMS report released Thursday.
In the Democratic presidential debates, public option health plans are being positioned as more "moderate" and less "disruptive" alternatives to single-payer proposals, such as Medicare for All—but what is lost in that framing is just how much public option plans would disrupt the current system, Margot Sanger-Katz writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."
December 4, 2019
Most Medicare beneficiaries do not switch health plans from year to year, even as new benefits become available and costs associated with the plans change, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis released Monday.
Of the 40 million caregivers in the United States, one-fourth of them are millennials, according to a report from the AARP Public Policy Institute—representing a generation with a unique set of challenges.
December 2, 2019
A federal judge on Tuesday issued a ruling blocking a Trump administration policy under which the federal government would deny immigrants visas if they cannot prove they can afford to cover their medical expenses or that they will be enrolled in health coverage.
November 27, 2019
CMS earlier this year updated the Medicare Plan Finder tool for the first time in a decade, but users are reporting various technical glitches with the revamped tool, which they say are causing inaccurate cost estimates.
CMS on Monday announced that health care providers next month will be able to start applying for the direct contracting pathways under the agency's new Primary Care First alternative payment model.
November 26, 2019
FDA in recent years has approved a record number of generic drugs to treat cancer, heart conditions, and other diseases, but many patients do not have access to the lower-cost treatments and are forced to rely on higher-cost, brand-name drugs.
November 25, 2019
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) on Sunday announced that he has entered the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, and a video launching his campaign touched on his views regarding health care reform.
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