Let Medicare negotiate drug prices: Our view
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USA Today The real drug-spending problem is Medicare's "Part D" prescription plan
Why Seniors Should Say 'No' to Paying for the Medicare Doctor-Fix
Huffiingtonpost Congress is floating a proposal that would require people covered by Medicare to fork over more of their money...
Immigrants Help Medicare Trust Fund
HealthAffairs Researchers found immigrants contributed $13.8 billion more to Medicare…..
Big Pharma Pockets $711 Billion in Profits by Price-Gouging Taxpayers and Seniors
Health Care for America Now The pharmaceutical industry derived much of that profit from price-gouging the Medicare....
White House warns cutting Medicare will shift costs
USA Today If Congress addresses the nation's budget deficit by cutting Medicare…
The Ryan Budget Includes Devastating Health Care Cost Increases for Seniors—Again
Center for American Progress The misguided budget proposes replacing traditional Medicare benefits for seniors with a voucher ….
Republicans revisit Medicare reform to cut spending
Los Angeles Times Republicans are launching a new phase in their austerity campaign — resurrecting the plan to turn Medicare into a voucher-like system…
Business owners urge Congress to take Medicare, Social Security cuts off the table
Washington Post 80 percent of business owners said they oppose proposals to save federal money by curbing Social Security benefits...
HHS report: Medicare prescription drug savings hit $5.7B
USA TODAY Seniors have saved about $5.7 billion on prescription drugs since January 2011 because of provisions in the 2010 health care law.
Link Between Poor Health And Seniors Switching Out Of Private Medicare Plans
Kaiser Health News New research findings fuel concerns that the private plans don’t provide the most attractive care for the very ill.
Americans are willing to pay more for Social Security
Reuters Very large majorities across every age group, political affiliation and income group said they would be willing to pay more to maintain current benefits.
Six in ten Americans oppose any cuts to Medicare and Social Security
Kaiser Family Foundation/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health New poll finds most Americans would not be willing to see any reductions in Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.
Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Would Harm Seniors
Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal,
Center for American Progress We estimate that in a single year, almost 435,000 seniors would be at risk of becoming uninsured.
The Truth About Medicare
Nancy Pelosi Special to CNN The Affordable Care Act does not cut a single benefit or add a single penny to the cost of insurance for any Medicare beneficiary.
New Report on Harm to Medicare by Repealing Obamacare
Repeal of the ACA would make Medicare's trust fund insolvent in 2016, and increase costs for many Medicare beneficiaries.
New York Times The draft Republican platform says of Medicare and Medicaid….
Preserving and Strengthening Medicare
White House President Obama speaks about the critical need to strengthen and preserve Medicare for our seniors and future generations.
How Much More Will the Romney-Ryan Medicare Plan Cost You?
Center for American Progress Romney and Ryan claim that no one over 55 will be affected by their plan. This claim is false.
Health Law Gives Medicare Fraud Fighters New Weapons
NPR Fraud squads that look for Medicare scams have new weapons from Affordable Care Act.
Patients Would Pay More if Romney Restores Medicare Savings, Analysts Say
New York Times Restoring the $716 billion in Medicare savings would increase premiums and co-payments for beneficiaries by $342 a year.
The Romney-Ryan Medicare shuffle
NY Daily News If political double-talk were an Olympic event, Mitt Romney would have scored a perfect 10 in…
Paul Ryan isn’t a deficit hawk. He’s a conservative reformer.
The Washington Post Take Ryan’s budget. It’s most famous for cutting entitlement programs, particularly Medicare.
Want to Protect Medicare? Reduce Deficits in a Balanced Way
Paul N. Van de Water,
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Reducing deficits almost entirely by cutting programs, with little or no new revenues, would likely require deep cuts in Medicare…
Doughnut hole drug savings hit $687M in 1st half
USA TODAY In the first six months of this year, more than 1 million seniors and people with disabilities saved $687 million on prescription drugs...
The Commonwealth Fund Medicare does better than private coverage when it comes to fulfilling the main purposes of health insurance—providing access to care and adequate financial protection…
Your Guide to "Ending Medicare As We Know It"
The American Prospect If the Ryan plan were enacted, there would likely be many seniors who would have no health coverage.
In Florida, Obama Presents Romney as Bad Choice for Seniors
New York Times Mr. Obama assailed Republican plans to transform Medicare into a voucher program.
Over 16 million people on Medicare get free preventive services
Department of Health and Human Services The new health care law means over 16 million people with original Medicare got services at no cost …
Obamacare Is Good for Medicare
Center for American Progress Obamacare actually improves the program for Medicare beneficiaries.
Medicare Premiums: the Rumors Return
Wall Street Journal Blog The Supreme Court’s decision upholding much of the Affordable Care Act last week breathed new life into an unfounded rumor…
Medicare helps Beneficiaries Save $3.7 billion on Rx
Thanks to health care reform 5.2 million people on Medicare saved $3.5 billion on their prescription drugs.
Promoting Primary Care Can Help Reduce Medicare Costs
The Commonwealth Fund According to a recent study, the Affordable Care Act’s boost in payments to primary care providers will yield a sixfold decrease in inpatient hospital and other post-acute care costs.
Social Security: It’s for young people, too
National Academy of Social Insurance The truth is that we can be confident in Social Security’s future.
Medicare disruptions seen if health law is struck
Associated Press Tossing out President Barack Obama's health care law would have major unintended consequences for Medicare's payment systems.
A nugget of good Medicare news
Washington Post Medicare trustees' report shows trust fund will be able to cover its bills through 2024
USA Today Editorial: Medicare Cost Panel is Common Sense
USA Today The Medicare board seems like a common-sense mechanism. The reason it engenders such heated opposition is that like the "death panels," it's a convenient vehicle for scaring people into opposing health reform — facts to the contrary.
$350 Million Home Health Care Scam Busted
Washington Post Texas doctor arrested for allegedly preying on the elderly and disadvantaged to bilk Medicare.
Labor angered by Obama's willingness to cut Social Security in debt ceiling deal
The Hill “I think this is a huge political mistake,” said AFSCME legislative director Chuck Loveless.
Medicare trustees criticize Ryan plan
The Hill Criticism targets two key components of Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) plan to overhaul the program.
Medicare Trust Fund Boosted By Health Care Reform: Report
Huffington Post The Medicare trust fund will last eight years longer than it would have without the passage of last year's health care law, the program’s trustees announced Friday.
Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem
Jon Cohen and Dan Balz,
The Washington Post Despite growing concerns about the country’s long-term fiscal problems and an intensifying debate in Washington about how to deal with them, Americans strongly oppose some of the major remedies under consideration, according to a recent poll.
Countering the Siege
New York Times AFSCME President McEntee on how attacks on public service workers have energized union members and our allies in a growing battle over workers’ rights.
Republicans Block Workers’ Rights, Social Security, Mine Safety Bills
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