August 31, 2021:
Spurred by decades of complaints about the high cost of hearing aids, Congress passed a law in 2017 to allow over-the-counter sales, with hopes it would boost competition and lower prices.
Four years later, federal regulators have yet to issue...Read more >
July 20, 2021: Friday, July 30th. The national government’s broad involvement in individual health insurance goes back to this date 56 years ago. That’s when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicai...Read more >
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March 29, 2021:
A cost-saving change in Medicare launched in the final days of the Trump administration will cut payments to hospitals for some surgical procedures while potentially raising costs and confusion for patients.
For years, the Centers for Medicare...Read more >
January 07, 2021: Sharon Clark is able to get her life-sustaining cancer drug, Pomalyst — priced at more than $18,000 for a 28-day supply — only because of the generosity of patient assistance foundations.
Clark, 57, a former insurance agent who lives in Bixby,...Read more >
January 23, 2020: "It'll be toward the end of the year," Trump said from Davos, Switzerland. "And at the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it's such a big percentage."
By Jon Queally, st...Read more >
October 18, 2019: By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News OCTOBER 9, 2019
(Hannah Norman/KHN illustration; Getty Images)
Dean Ernest had been living in a nursing home about a year when his son, John, got a call last winter asking if his father was experien...Read more >
September 06, 2018: FLARA President: Scott is No Defender of Medicare and Medicaid
The following statement was issued by Bill Sauers, President of the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans:
“Today Rick Scott declared himself the true defender of Medicare in a t...Read more >
July 06, 2017: By Fred Schulte
Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
When Sol Shipotow enrolled in a new Medicare Advantage health plan earlier this year, he expected to...Read more >
April 26, 2017: Still Contains the Unsavory Parts of the Previous Attempt at “Reform”
The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to media reports on the House Republicans' latest...Read more >