Where Do Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg Stand On Major 2020 Issues? & 11 more stories

Where Do Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg Stand On Major 2020 Issues?, by Josh Ocampo, published 2019-11-14T18:45:00Z

Top Story: If we’ve learned anything from the news this week, besides updates of President Trump’s alleged ties to Ukraine, it’s that it’s never too late to enter a presidential race. On Thursday morning, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officially threw his …

If weve learned anything from the news this week, besides updates of President Trumps alleged ties to Ukraine, its that its never too late to enter a presidential race. On Thursday morning, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officially threw his hat … [+3124 chars] [read the full story]

Opinion: Warren’s Medicare for All plan won’t raise taxes on middle class, economist says

Mark Zandi for CNN Business Perspectives, 2019-11-13T18:38:53Z

Overview: It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Medicare for All. That’s why I’m impressed that Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign reached out to me to independently review her proposed financing plan for the program. Her numbers add up and her plan fully finances the …

Mark Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics. He was an advisor to John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
It’s no secret that I’m… [+5336 chars] [read the full story]

Biden hits Warren’s ‘you do it my way’ attitude and 3 other CNN town hall takeaways

Eric Bradner, CNN, 2019-11-12T04:51:10Z

Overview: Joe Biden renewed his attacks against Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Monday, pointing to her advocacy for “Medicare for All” and saying it comes from an elitist belief that Americans shouldn’t be allowed to make up their own minds on health care.

(CNN)Joe Biden renewed his attacks against Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Monday, pointing to her advocacy for “Medicare for All” and saying it comes from an elitist belief that Americans shouldn’t be allowed to make up their own minds on health ca… [+6922 chars] [read the full story]

Largest U.S. Registered Nurses Union Endorses Bernie Sanders

Sara Boboltz, 2019-11-12T22:55:39Z

Overview: National Nurses United touted the 2020 Democrat’s “Medicare for All” plan.

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign got a boost Tuesday from the nation’s largest registered nurses union, earning praise for his longtime support for workers’ rights and his “trailblazing leadership” on “Medicare for All.”
The endorsement from Nation… [+1777 chars] [read the full story]

Biden’s Attacks on Warren Turn Personal, Drawing Some Complaints of Sexism

Katie Glueck and Thomas Kaplan, 2019-11-10T16:45:10Z

Overview: By calling Warren’s approach “condescending,” “angry” and elitist, Biden and his allies are making a risky case against a female candidate. He says the criticism has nothing to do with gender.

Mr. Biden is hardly dismissing Ms. Warren as a professor. And his campaign noted that he had used words like elitist and angry to describe Republican men before. His allies are also trying to tap into increasingly vocal pushback against Medicare for all and i… [+1714 chars] [read the full story]

Bernie Sanders Draws Contrast With Elizabeth Warren On ‘Medicare For All’

Daniel Marans, 2019-11-15T23:29:42Z

Overview: But the Vermont senator declined to criticize his progressive Democratic rival.

In an effort to distinguish himself from rival presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders emphasized on Friday that if elected president, he would immediately pursue the complete enactment of a “Medicare for All” single-payer health care system, … [+2152 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren Pledges To Pass ‘Medicare For All’ Within Three Years Of Taking Office

Igor Bobic, 2019-11-15T20:07:33Z

Overview: The candidate says she’ll enact a public option plan within her first 100 days as president and then move to set up a true universal health care system.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unveiled a new plan on Friday to pass major legislation expanding health care within 100 days as president and to get a Medicare for All government-run health care system enacted by her third year in office.
The proposal lays … [+4334 chars] [read the full story]

Crowdfunding to help science fiction great Mike Resnick pay off the medical bills from a near-death experience

Cory Doctorow, 2019-11-15T19:44:36Z

Overview: Mitch Wagner writes, “Talented and prolific science fiction writer and editor Mike Resnick, who has written extensively over the course of a long career about colonialism and its legacies, with a particular focus and love for Africa, has had a near-death expe…

Mitch Wagner writes, “Talented and prolific science fiction writer and editor Mike Resnick, who has written extensively over the course of a long career about colonialism and its legacies, with a particular focus and love for Africa, has had a near-death expe… [+4149 chars] [read the full story]

Warren’s New Medicare for All Plan Is an Extremely Clever Dodge

Harry Cheadle, Kate Lowenstein, 2019-11-15T21:32:10Z

Overview: Her strategy of slowly phasing in government health insurance for everyone reveals a fundamental divide between her and Bernie Sanders.

Two weeks after Elizabeth Warren released her much-ballyhooed and Warrenishly detailed plan for how she would pay for Medicare for All, the 2020 contender released another proposal on Friday about how, as president, she would transition the country to a syste… [+4957 chars] [read the full story]

Rep. Lauren Underwood Invokes Serena Williams and Beyoncé to Call for ‘Urgency’ in Stopping Childbirth Deaths

Tara Law, 2019-11-15T04:11:16Z

Overview: Rep. Lauren Underwood said the United States must act with a “sense of urgency” to improve the prospects for young mothers—especially for African American women. In her tribute speech at Thursday night’s TIME 100 Next event, the Illinois Democrat and register…

Rep. Lauren Underwood said the United States must act with a “sense of urgency” to improve the prospects for young mothers—especially for African American women.
In her tribute speech at Thursday night’s TIME 100 Next event, the Illinois Democrat and registe… [+2830 chars] [read the full story]

Michael Bloomberg is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.

Eliza Relman, 2019-11-11T22:51:22Z

Overview: Who is Michael Bloomberg? Current job: CEO of Bloomberg LP and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies. Running for president of the United States as a Democratic candidate. Age: 77 Family: Bloomberg has been in a relationship with Diana Taylor, the former New Yo…

Who is Michael Bloomberg?
Current job: CEO of Bloomberg LP and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies. Running for president of the United States as a Democratic candidate.
Age: 77
Family: Bloomberg has been in a relationship with Diana Taylor, the former New… [+5999 chars] [read the full story]

Warn Your Parents: Medicare Open-Enrollment Scams Are Coming & 10 more stories

Warn Your Parents: Medicare Open-Enrollment Scams Are Coming, by Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker, published 2019-11-04T20:30:00Z

Top Story: Open enrollment season is here, the time of year when just about everyone can make changes to their health care coverage without the restrictions you’d face the rest of the year. And while you may feel confident about the process for making changes to your ow…

Open enrollment season is here, the time of year when just about everyone can make changes to their health care coverage without the restrictions youd face the rest of the year. And while you may feel confident about the process for making changes to your own… [+3335 chars] [read the full story]

Editor’s Note: By law, health insurance agents cannot call you and begin pitching Medicare health insurance, including Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires that all agents first complete a Scope of Appointment form. The Scope of Appointment form is a CMS requirement used to document an in-person appointment, including telephone appointment, on behalf of a beneficiary to ensure that no other types of products are discussed outside of what the beneficiary originally requested.

Warren Goes 1 for 2 on Medicare

David Leonhardt, 2019-11-03T22:56:04Z

Overview: The revenue ideas are pretty good. The plan is still a problem.

Warren has taken a different tack. She has pointed out that the health care system already has billions of dollars sloshing around in it and that this money can help pay for Medicare for All.
The details are complicated, but the overall framework is fairly s… [+2254 chars] [read the full story]

Evelyn Yang joins 2020 hopeful husband Andrew for first joint interview

null, 2019-11-03T14:42:01Z

Overview: Businessman Andrew Yang said he supports “Medicare for All” but would keep the option of private insurance. CNN’s Dana Bash speaks with Yang on the specifics of his plan during the first joint interview with his wife Evelyn.

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Democrats in Battleground States Prefer Moderate Nominee, Poll Shows

Jonathan Martin and Katie Glueck, 2019-11-08T10:00:21Z

Overview: A New York Times/Siena College survey in six key states also showed voters want a candidate who can work with Republicans.

It would be great for a woman to be president, said Mr. Stewart, of West Palm Beach. Mr. Stewart, a logistics manager, identifies as African-American. I believe in some of the thoughts she has about health care and equal rights for everybody.
As for Mr. Bide… [+1418 chars] [read the full story]

Biden Attacks Warren as a ‘My Way or the Highway’ Elitist

Katie Glueck, 2019-11-06T01:52:30Z

Overview: Joseph R. Biden Jr. escalated the war of words between the two leading Democratic candidates, painting Elizabeth Warren as unwilling to accept criticism of her plans.

Mr. Biden and Ms. Warren have clashed repeatedly over health care, especially as Ms. Warren has overtaken Mr. Biden in some early-state polls. Ms. Warren supports Medicare for all, an expansive government-run health insurance system that would all but elimina… [+1191 chars] [read the full story]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Launches a Very Ambitious Medicare for All Plan on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Sanya Mansoor, 2019-11-03T15:10:24Z

Overview: In a new Saturday Night Live cold open, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, played by Kate McKinnon, tries to sell her Medicare for All plan

In last night’s Saturday Night Live cold open, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, played by Kate McKinnon, tries to convince the crowd at an Iowa public school to come on board with her Medicare for All plan.
Before launching into health care, which McKinnon’s Warren ca… [+1099 chars] [read the full story]

Did Bernie Sanders admit Medicare-for-all probably won’t pass?

Jon Walker, 2019-11-04T10:45:02Z

Overview: Bernie Sanders made a series of important admissions during an interview last week with CNBC’s John Harwood.In the interview, Sanders acknowledged that, even if we adopted all his currently proposed options to pay for Medicare-for-all, they would only cover h…

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Wake up, Democrats

David Leonhardt, 2019-11-05T15:40:27Z

Overview: You won’t beat Trump by taking unpopular positions.

The 2020 presidential candidates are making a grave mistake by ignoring the lessons of 2018. Im not saying they should run to the mythical center and support widespread deregulation or corporate tax cuts (which are also unpopular). They can still support all … [+1452 chars] [read the full story]

U.S. presidential contender Biden calls Warren jab ‘elitism’

Trevor Hunnicutt, 2019-11-06T03:01:34Z

Overview: U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden launched a new attack on one of his fiercest rivals in the Democratic party on Tuesday, accusing U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of “elitism” for dismissing his criticism of her healthcare plan.

(Reuters) – U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden launched a new attack on one of his fiercest rivals in the Democratic party on Tuesday, accusing U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of “elitism” for dismissing his criticism of her healthcare plan.
On Friday, War… [+2256 chars] [read the full story]

Bernie Sanders ramps up criticism of Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan, calling it ‘quite a hit’ for average workers

Joseph Zeballos-Roig, 2019-11-08T16:14:19Z

Overview: Sen. Bernie Sanders ramped up his criticism of his progressive rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday, saying her Medicare for All plan would be “quite a hit” for average workers and employers. During an interview for the “Deconstructed” podcast hosted by jo…

Sen. Bernie Sanders ramped up his criticism of his progressive rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying her Medicare for All would be “quite a hit” to average workers and employers.
During an interview for the “Deconstructed” podcast hosted by journalist Mehdi Ha… [+3267 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren Releases Plan to Pay for ‘Medicare for All’ & 11 more stories

Elizabeth Warren Releases Plan to Pay for ‘Medicare for All’, by Thomas Kaplan, Abby Goodnough and Margot Sanger-Katz, published 2019-11-01T12:45:34Z

Top Story: Ms. Warren would impose huge tax increases on businesses and billionaires to provide free health coverage for all Americans, but she says she would not raise taxes on the middle class.

But in responding to her rivals and more tightly embracing Medicare for all, Ms. Warren is taking a significant political risk. Although she is not proposing broad tax increases on individuals, her proposal will still allow Republicans to portray her as a tax… [+3028 chars] [read the full story]

How Elizabeth Warren Plans to Pay for Medicare for All

Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker, 2019-11-01T19:15:00Z

Overview: A big topic on our many Democratic presidential debate stages this summer has been health care reform. Several candidates, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, have been pushing for Medicare for All, through which the government would provi…

A big topic on our many Democratic presidential debate stages this summer has been health care reform. Several candidates, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, have been pushing for Medicare for All, through which the government would provi… [+3881 chars] [read the full story]

US election 2020: Elizabeth Warren sets out health funding plan

https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews, 2019-11-01T17:53:10Z

Overview: Elizabeth Warren details how she would pay for her ambitious care plan, after criticism from rivals.

Image copyrightGetty Images
US presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has offered details on funding for her healthcare plan, which is expected to cost the federal government $20.5tn (£15.8tn) over 10 years.
She said the “Medicare for All” plan would not rai… [+4799 chars] [read the full story]

Bernie Sanders Won’t Yet Explain How He Would Pay For Medicare For All

Danielle Kurtzleben, 2019-10-29T18:22:42Z

Overview: “You’re asking me to come up with an exact detailed plan of … how much you’re going to pay more in taxes, how much I’m going to pay,” Sanders said. “I don’t think I have to do that right now.”

Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders greets supporters during a rally in Queens, N.Y., earlier this month.
NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Bernie Sanders doesn’t plan on releasing a detailed plan of how to finance his single-payer Medicare… [+3036 chars] [read the full story]

Financing Medicare for All would require ‘impossibly high’ taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations

Joseph Zeballos-Roig, 2019-10-29T14:52:33Z

Overview: A preliminary study from a budget watchdog found that financing Medicare for All would require “impossibly high taxes” on wealthy Americans and corporations — and likely compel the middle class to carry some of the responsibility paying for universal healthca…

A preliminary study from a budget watchdog found that financing Medicare for All would require “impossibly high taxes” on wealthy Americans and corporations — and likely compel the middle class to carry some of the responsibility paying for universal healthca… [+2658 chars] [read the full story]

Iora Health is looking to raise more than $100 million as it expands the reach of a new kind of medical clinic that charges a monthly fee

Lydia Ramsey, 2019-10-31T22:46:00Z

Overview: Iora Health, a startup that’s created a new kind of clinic that charges a monthly fee, is seeking to raise new funds as it expands its reach, according to two sources familiar with the round. The round, which has not closed yet, is expected to bring in more t…

Iora Health, a startup that’s created a new kind of clinic focused on caring for the elderly, is raising a new round of funding to expand its reach, according to two sources familiar with the round. 
The round, which has not closed yet, is expected to bring … [+3735 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to say that taxes won’t go up on the middle-class to pay for Medicare for All could be a problem for her

Eliza Relman, 2019-10-30T14:30:12Z

Overview: Sen. Elizabeth Warren doesn’t yet have a plan to pay for Medicare for All, which is estimated to cost approximately $30 trillion over a decade. There is widespread consensus among economists and political strategists that a single-payer healthcare system woul…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s most enthusiastic fans have recently begun chanting “Two cents! Two cents!” at her presidential campaign rallies. 
The cry refers to the candidate’s proposal to raise taxes on the ultra-rich — by 2 cents on every dollar of wealth over… [+8005 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren releases a plan to pay for Medicare for All and pledges not ‘one penny’ in middle-class tax increases

Eliza Relman and Joseph Zeballos-Roig, 2019-11-01T13:36:18Z

Overview: Sen. Elizabeth Warren released her much-anticipated plan to finance Medicare for All on Friday, proposing $20.5 trillion in new federal spending. In a Medium post laying out details of her plan, Warren said it wouldn’t require tax increases on the middle clas…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren released her much-anticipated plan to finance Medicare for All on Friday, proposing $20.5 trillion in new federal spending through substantial tax increases to provide health insurance to every person in the United States.
In a Medium p… [+2427 chars] [read the full story]

Joe Biden describes his health care plan using Pete Buttigieg’s term, ‘Medicare for all who want it’

Des Moines Register, Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register, 2019-10-30T21:14:25Z

Overview: Biden on Wednesday referred to his health care plan as “Medicare for all who want it,” employing the phrase used by rival Pete Buttigieg.

Joe Biden discusses his healthcare plan and the “public option”
Olivia Sun, Des Moines Register
MAQUOKETA, Ia.  Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday referred to his health care plan as “Medicare for All Who Want It,” employing the phrase used by Pe… [+2731 chars] [read the full story]

Medicare for All – The Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Health Care Plans

ROBERT LASZEWSKI, 2019-10-30T18:35:46Z

Overview: The Question That Single-Payer Medicare for All Advocates Need to Answer You are probably thinking that question is, how are you going to…

The Question That Single-Payer Medicare for All Advocates Need to Answer
You are probably thinking that question is, how are you going to pay for it?Ultimately, yes.
But, I will suggest there is another critically important issue that is part of the overall… [+4409 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren releases ‘Medicare for All’ health care payment plan

Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, 2019-11-01T13:40:43Z

Overview: Warren promised that she would fund the program, which she says will cost “under $52 trillion over ten years,” without a tax hike on the middle class.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., released her much-anticipated “Medicare for All” plan, the expansion of the government health care program.
In a series of tweets and in a policy platform released online, Warren promised she … [+1131 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren Says She Will Release a Plan to Finance ‘Medicare for All’ & 9 more stories

Elizabeth Warren Says She Will Release a Plan to Finance ‘Medicare for All’, by Thomas Kaplan, published 2019-10-20T20:04:34Z

Top Story: Ms. Warren had been criticized for sidestepping questions about whether she would raise taxes on the middle class to help finance her “Medicare for all” plan.

On the subject of health care, Ms. Warren has aligned herself with one of her top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, saying on the debate stage in June, Im with Bernie on Medicare for all. But Mr. Sanders has… [+1027 chars] [read the full story]

As a Centrist Path Opens, Pete Buttigieg Moves Toward It

Reid J. Epstein, 2019-10-23T09:01:06Z

Overview: Mr. Buttigieg began his campaign in obscurity, staking out progressive positions. As his standing rises, he has moved toward the center, hoping to draw support away from Joe Biden.

If theyre giving to my campaign, its because they believe in what were trying to do, he said. Look, I think the way politics ought to work is you explain what youre for, and then people who believe in it will support you. Ive never viewed this as something wh… [+2055 chars] [read the full story]

Pete Buttigieg Is Running Strong in Iowa. Does He Have Room to Grow?

Giovanni Russonello, 2019-10-25T14:00:10Z

Overview: The mayor of South Bend, Ind., has opened more offices in Iowa than any other Democratic presidential candidate. Polls suggest his strategy has begun to pay off.

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday showed Mr. Buttigieg at 10 percent among registered Democratic voters across the country, staking sole claim to fourth place and breaking into double digits in a major national poll for the first time since th… [+1532 chars] [read the full story]

Warren To Release Plan To Pay For ‘Medicare For All’

Kevin Robillard, 2019-10-20T20:13:36Z

Overview: Rivals have challenged the Massachusetts senator on her plans to pay for the expansive legislation.

INDIANOLA, Iowa Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday she will roll out a plan to pay for an expansive single-payer health care system in the coming weeks, promising the plan would decrease overall costs for the middle class. 
I plan over the next … [+3526 chars] [read the full story]

Obamacare Premiums to Fall and Number of Insurers to Rise Next Year

Abby Goodnough, 2019-10-22T13:06:44Z

Overview: Despite President Trump’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, premiums will fall for plans sold under the law, and the number of insurers offering policies will rise.

Prices and other information about next years Affordable Care Act plans in the 13 states that have their own marketplaces will be announced by those states. In all, 10.6 million people had health plans through the federal and state marketplace plans as of Mar… [+1849 chars] [read the full story]

Anxious Democratic Establishment Asks, ‘Is There Anybody Else?’

Jonathan Martin, 2019-10-22T09:00:21Z

Overview: Party leaders who are fatalistic about Democrats’ chances in 2020 are musing about possible late entrants to the race. Sherrod Brown? Michelle Obama?

Mr. Brown and Ms. Schultz noted that they were hearing from a broad range of people but declined to offer any names.
He said he was staying out of the race and had no regrets. The Ohio senator said he was confident Democrats would eventually rally behind th… [+1748 chars] [read the full story]

A Magic Document Won’t Save Elizabeth Warren From The Deficit Scolds

Zach Carter, 2019-10-25T14:08:59Z

Overview: There’s one plan the top 2020 Democratic contender doesn’t need.

Elizabeth Warren is famous for, among other things, plans. Thats great. She publishes good plans. In case you havent been paying attention, these include universal child care, a wealth tax, worker representation on corporate boards, student debt cancellation … [+4397 chars] [read the full story]

‘I Am Back’: How Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Is Proving Resilient

Asma Khalid, 2019-10-22T09:00:43Z

Overview: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been scrutinized for his age and his health, but his campaign has proven remarkably durable in the last week.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Queensbridge Park in New York on Saturday.
Kena Betancur/Getty Images
About three weeks ago, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a heart attack that threw his campaign into question. B… [+7002 chars] [read the full story]

Can Warren Escape the Medicare Trap?

By Paul Krugman, 2019-10-21T22:30:05Z

Overview: The candidate of plans needs a really good one right now.

Part, but only part, of the issue involves cost.
Journalists have been badgering Warren to get specific about how much taxes would have to go up to pay for Medicare for all. She has, with considerable justice, insisted that this is a bad way to frame the dis… [+2397 chars] [read the full story]

What Would Medicare for All Cost You? & 11 more stories

What Would Medicare for All Cost You?, by Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker, published 2019-10-16T17:45:00Z

Top Story: Democratic candidates for president want to overhaul health care. But who will pay for it? That was the question during last night’s fourth primary debate, which featured 12 candidates on one stage vying for attention. But the discussion around health care ma…

Democratic candidates for president want to overhaul health care. But who will pay for it? That was the question during last nights fourth primary debate, which featured 12 candidates on one stage vying for attention. But the discussion around health care may… [+3536 chars] [read the full story]

Amy Klobuchar Goes After Elizabeth Warren in Debate

Karen Zraick, 2019-10-16T01:01:04Z

Overview: Ms. Klobuchar pressed Ms. Warren over how she would pay for a “Medicare for All” plan.

She announced her campaign on a snow-covered stage in Minneapolis in February and vowed to rejoin the Paris climate agreement on her first day in office. Her team hopes that her brand of Minnesota nice politics will attract the Iowa voters who cast the first … [+1294 chars] [read the full story]

Whistleblower Alleges Fraud At A Large Medicare Advantage Plan In Seattle

Fred Schulte, 2019-10-18T09:00:15Z

Overview: As the Trump administration calls for expanding access to Medicare Advantage, a federal whistleblower lawsuit accuses a large Medicare Advantage plan of bilking Medicare out of $8 million.

Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, one of the United States’ oldest and most respected nonprofit health insurance plans, is accused of bilking Medicare out of millions of dollars in a federal whistleblower case.
Teresa Ross, a former medical billing manage… [+6209 chars] [read the full story]

Buttigieg accuses Warren of refusing to answer yes or no question

null, 2019-10-16T01:13:30Z

Overview: During the latest Democratic presidential debate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg criticized Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for refusing to give a “yes-or-no answer” to questions about the costs of her “Medicare for All” health care plan.

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Are Democrats Willing to Pay More in Taxes for Medicare for All?

Giovanni Russonello, 2019-10-18T14:42:32Z

Overview: Elizabeth Warren has declined to acknowledge that middle-class taxes would need to go up to pay for a single-payer health care system. How would Democratic voters feel if she did?

A tax hike for the wealthy is broadly popular especially among Democrats, but also with independents.
Voters across the board actually support higher taxes on the wealthy and on corporations, John Hudak, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said in … [+1614 chars] [read the full story]

Klobuchar slams Warren’s ‘pipe dream’ plan

null, 2019-10-16T01:24:54Z

Overview: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) went after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for her support of the “Medicare for All” single-payer health care plan during the Democratic presidential debate, saying “the difference between a plan and a pipe dream is something that you c…

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The Best Moments From Last Night’s Democratic Debate

Josh Ocampo, 2019-10-16T16:05:00Z

Overview: Tuesday night’s Democratic debate marked several firsts; it was the single largest number of candidates on stage in any primary debate and the first to devote time to discussion of women’s reproductive rights. It was also the first debate in which nearly ever…

Tuesday nights Democratic debate marked several firsts; it was the single largest number of candidates on stage in any primary debate and the first to devote time to discussion of womens reproductive rights. It was also the first debate in which nearly every … [+4745 chars] [read the full story]

Medicare for All Would Actually Be ‘Medicare for None,’ HHS Secretary Alex Azar Argues at TIME 100 Health Summit

Jamie Ducharme, 2019-10-17T15:32:24Z

Overview: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was interviewed by TIME Editor Edward Felsenthal at the TIME 100 Health Summit.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar called Medicare for All a “utopian” and “simplistic” approach to health care that would actually become “Medicare for None” during an interview at the the TIME 100 Health Summit on Thursda… [+1974 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren has struggled to explain her healthcare overhaul’s impact on the middle class. That’s because key details are still missing.

Joseph Zeballos-Roig, 2019-10-17T18:06:08Z

Overview: Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has championed Medicare for All on the campaign trail, repeatedly saying she’s “with Bernie” on a plan that would extend universal healthcare coverage to every person in the United States and virtually abolish privat…

Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has championed Medicare for All on the campaign trail, repeatedly saying she’s “with Bernie” Sanders on a plan that would extend universal healthcare coverage to every person in the United States and virtually abolis… [+5166 chars] [read the full story]

Fact-Checking the Democratic Debate

The New York Times, 2019-10-16T00:58:22Z

Overview: Our reporters are following all of the exchanges and fact-checking the candidates, providing context and explanation on the policy debates.

But that does not mean that virtually everybody would end up paying less overall. Mr. Sanders has suggested various possible tax increases that could pay for this expansion, including a payroll tax that would affect workers across the economic spectrum. He ha… [+981 chars] [read the full story]

CMS Administrator Seema Verma Calls Medicare for All ‘Scary’ at TIME 100 Health Summit

Abigail Abrams, 2019-10-17T18:06:05Z

Overview: Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Trump Administration, called Medicare for All “scary” and said the government is to blame for many problems with the United States health care system during an intervie…

Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Trump Administration, called Medicare for All “scary” and said the government is to blame for many problems with the United States health care system during an intervie… [+2323 chars] [read the full story]

Medicare insurers are starting to offer big Apple Watch discounts & 14 more stories

Medicare insurers are starting to offer big Apple Watch discounts, by Jay Peters, published 2019-10-08T18:56:41Z

Top Story: In a major step in Apple’s push to market its Apple Watch as a health and fitness device, a private Medicare insurer is now subsidizing the cost of the Watch for its members, as first reported by CNBC.

The Watch can call for help if you fall
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge
In a major step in Apples push to market its Apple Watch as a health and fitness device, a private Medicare insurer is now subsidizing the cost of the Watch for its members, as first … [+1789 chars] [read the full story]

This Is the Strongest Argument Against Medicare for All

Peter Suderman, 2019-10-09T17:41:26Z

Overview: A deep-blue state’s failure to enact a single-payer system shows why a national version is unlikely to succeed.

Yet by 2014, Mr. Shumlins own estimates found that employers would have to pay taxes equal to about 11.5 percent of payroll, while families would have to pay as much as 9.5 percent of their annual income to make the financing work. The plan would have nearly … [+1945 chars] [read the full story]

Apple Watch scores its first Medicare Advantage coverage agreement

feedback@businessinsider.com (Zachary Hendrickson), Zachary Hendrickson, 2019-10-09T13:56:00Z

Overview: This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they’re published on Business Insider, click here. Massachusetts-based insurtech …

Massachusetts-based insurtech Devoted Health will offer its Medicare Advantage (MA) members a $150 reimbursementtoward the purchase of an Apple Watch. Apple has reportedly been in conversations with payers like Devoted about bringing its watch to senior membe… [+3950 chars] [read the full story]

Phone Scammers And ‘Teledoctors’ Charged With Preying On Seniors In Fraud Case

Victoria Knight, 2019-10-07T09:01:21Z

Overview: Officials warn that schemes devised to steal from Medicare have embraced telemedicine. One man was prescribed $4,000 of medical equipment he didn’t need and never asked for.

While prescriptions for durable medical equipment, such as orthotic braces or wheelchairs, have long been a staple of Medicare fraud schemes, some alleged scammers are now using telemedicine and unscrupulous health providers to prescribe unneeded equipment to… [+8210 chars] [read the full story]

AOC fights back after being accused of… paying for a reasonably priced haircut

Morgan Sung, 2019-10-10T19:24:03Z

Overview: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now being accused of spending an average amount of money on her hair. The Washington Times, a conservative daily paper, exposed Ocasio-Cortez’s reasonably priced hair maintenance on Wednesday night. According to “sources famil…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now being accused of spending an average amount of money on her hair. 
The Washington Times, a conservative daily paper, exposed Ocasio-Cortez’s reasonably priced hair maintenance on Wednesday night. According to “sources fam… [+3159 chars] [read the full story]

Andreessen Horowitz hires Julie Yoo as general partner

Kate Clark, 2019-10-09T17:31:59Z

Overview: Julie Yoo will make investments out of the firm’s bio fund.

Julie Yoo has joined Andreessen Horowitz as its newest general partner. She will make investments out of the venture capital firm’s bio fund, which closed on $450 million in 2017.
Yoo spent the last eight years as a co-founder and chief product officer of Ky… [+2057 chars] [read the full story]

UnitedHealthcare is adding to its list of digital benefits

zlarock@businessinsider.com (Zoë LaRock), Zoë LaRock, 2019-10-10T14:15:00Z

Overview: This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they’re published on Business Insider, click here. Private insurers touting Medic…

Private insurers touting Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are gearing up for the 2020 Medicare enrollment period, and UnitedHealthcare is kicking digital offerings for its MA members up a notch, according to FierceHealthcare.
Business Insider Intelligence
As… [+1759 chars] [read the full story]

How Can Democrats Keep Themselves From Overreaching?

Thomas B. Edsall, 2019-10-09T10:00:08Z

Overview: And is that even the right goal for 2020?

Democrats, in Begalas view,
should do all they can to reduce their losses among high-school educated, rural and exurban voters, but with Dems solidifying their hold on the rising American electorate (people of color, younger voters and unmarried women), addi… [+5985 chars] [read the full story]

Sanders Says He Will ‘Change the Nature’ of His Campaign After Heart Attack

Sydney Ember, 2019-10-08T23:49:13Z

Overview: The Vermont senator vowed to slow his grueling campaign pace. He also acknowledged that voters would take his health into account when deciding whether to support him.

In recent weeks, the race has become more of a two-person contest between Senator Elizabeth Warren, a fellow liberal who shares many of the same goals as Mr. Sanders, and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., whose policy positions are generally more mod… [+1651 chars] [read the full story]

Apple reaches first deal to subsidize Apple Watch costs through private Medicare plans

Chance Miller, 2019-10-07T21:40:52Z

Overview: We’ve seen Apple Watch catch on with a handful of insurance providers so far. Now, CNBC reports that Devoted Health has become the first health insurer with private Medicare plans to offer a discounted Apple Watch as a benefit. more… The post Apple reaches fi…

Weve seen Apple Watch catch on with a handful of insurance providers so far. Now, CNBC reports that Devoted Health has become the first health insurer with private Medicare plans to offer a discounted Apple Watch as a benefit.
Devoted Health is a start-up he… [+1719 chars] [read the full story]

Apple Watch subsidized for those on Devoted Health Medicare Plan

AppleInsider, 2019-10-07T22:24:02Z

Overview: Devoted Health, a Florida-based plan for senior citizens, is the first private Medicare plan to cover the Apple Watch as a benefit.

Devoted Health, a Florida-based plan for senior citizens, is the first private Medicare plan to cover the Apple Watch as a benefit.Devoted Health, founded by Todd and Ed Park, specializes in private Medicare Advantage Plans for targets senior citizens. The co… [+1126 chars] [read the full story]

Trump signed an executive order about how much he hates Medicare-for-all

Tara Golshan, 2019-10-07T23:10:00Z

Overview: The executive order promotes private insurance’s role in Medicare.

President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, for his annual visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, on October 4, 2019 | ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images The executive order promotes … [+6523 chars] [read the full story]

What Benefits Does Medicare Advantage Offer Over Original Medicare?

newsfeedback@fool.com (Maurie Backman), 2019-10-08T10:36:00Z

Overview: You’ve no doubt heard of Medicare Advantage — but does it pay to sign up for it?

Healthcare is always a hot topic, both for investors and for those who need health coverage. With Medicare’s open enrollment period quickly approaching, millions of seniors will soon find it’s time to elect their coverage for the upcoming year. If you’re used… [+3661 chars] [read the full story]

Devoted Health Becomes First Private Medicare Provider to Offer Apple Watch Benefit to Members

Juli Clover, 2019-10-07T23:16:35Z

Overview: Devoted Health, a private medicare provider that offers Medicare Advantage plans in Florida, now provides the Apple Watch as a benefit to its members, reports CNBC. Devoted Health says it is the first private Medicare provider to offer the Apple Watch …

Devoted Health, a private medicare provider that offers Medicare Advantage plans in Florida, now provides the Apple Watch as a benefit to its members, reports CNBC.
Devoted Health says it is the first private Medicare provider to offer the Apple Watch as a f… [+1375 chars] [read the full story]

Bernie Sanders Will Participate in Next Debate, His Campaign Says & 9 more stories

Bernie Sanders Will Participate in Next Debate, His Campaign Says, by Sydney Ember, published 2019-10-03T16:56:11Z

Top Story: The Vermont senator’s near-term appearances have been canceled as he recovers from a procedure to treat a clogged artery, but aides said he would appear at the debate on Oct. 15.

Before his medical episode pulled him from the campaign trail, Mr. Sanders had been one of three front-runners in the Democratic race for the 2020 nomination. But if allies are projecting optimism about his ability to return to the race in full form, the medi… [+981 chars] [read the full story]

Trump Tried Scaring Some Seniors About Socialism so You’ll Forget About Impeachment

Cameron Joseph, Michael Learmonth, 2019-10-03T19:15:06Z

Overview: “Almost every major Democrat in Washington has backed a major government takeover that would totally obliterate Medicare,” Trump told Florida seniors.

President Trump tried to pivot away from weeks of coverage of his impeachment Thursday afternoon by scaring senior citizens about what Democrats might do to their Medicare.
Almost every major Democrat in Washington has backed a major government takeover tha… [+3000 chars] [read the full story]

Trump to unveil order aiming to boost Medicare health program, woo seniors

By Jeff Mason, 2019-10-03T14:17:45Z

Overview: U.S. President Donald Trump will unveil an executive order on Thursday aimed at strengthening the Medicare health program for seniors, seeking to improve its fiscal position and offer more affordable plan options, administration officials said. The order, whi…

By Jeff Mason
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will unveil an executive order on Thursday aimed at strengthening the Medicare health program for seniors, seeking to improve its fiscal position and offer more affordable plan options, adminis… [+4155 chars] [read the full story]

Buttigieg warns of politically dangerous Medicare for All proposals

Alexander Nazaryan, 2019-10-04T09:00:41Z

Overview: Pete Buttigieg’s campaign argues that free government health care for all is a bridge too far for most Americans.

WASHINGTON On the same November day next year when Americans will decide whether or not to keep President Trump in office for four more years, 468 members of Congress across the nation will defend their seats. And much as Democrats want to defeat Trump, they … [+8072 chars] [read the full story]

Bernie Sanders discharged from hospital after experiencing a heart attack earlier this week

David Choi, 2019-10-04T23:20:31Z

Overview: Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont experienced a heart attack earlier this week, according to a Friday statement from his 2020 presidential campaign. He was released from a Nevada hospital after two-and-a-half days. He was initially admitted after having chest pa…

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont experienced a heart attack earlier this week, according to a Friday statement from his 2020 presidential campaign.
He was released from a Nevada hospital after two-and-a-half days, after initially being admitted on Tuesday nigh… [+1564 chars] [read the full story]

Trump Today: Trump urges China, Ukraine to probe Bidens

Robert Schroeder, 2019-10-03T15:45:57Z

Overview: President Donald Trump urged China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, as a new poll showed public support building for Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump urged China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, as a new poll showed public support building for Democrats impeachment inquiry.
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Speaking to reporters before depar… [+1462 chars] [read the full story]

Medicare Shopping Season Is Almost Here

Mark Miller, 2019-10-04T09:00:15Z

Overview: Every fall, the 60 million Americans who use the health plan can compare options and save money. Here’s what to consider.

Enrollees in original Medicare have access to a much wider range of providers, and they do not need to navigate the referral requirements and prior authorization steps used by many Advantage plans.
Many enrollees in original Medicare buy supplemental Mediga… [+2305 chars] [read the full story]

Food Insecurity Hits Vulnerable Medicare Enrollees (Radio)

null, 2019-10-01T18:51:52Z

Overview: null

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Medicare Shopping Season Is Almost Here

Mark Miller, 2019-10-04T09:00:15Z

Overview: Every fall, the 60 million Americans who use the health plan can compare options and save money. Here’s what to consider.

Enrollees in original Medicare have access to a much wider range of providers, and they do not need to navigate the referral requirements and prior authorization steps used by many Advantage plans.
Many enrollees in original Medicare buy supplemental Mediga… [+2305 chars] [read the full story]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Next Big Effort: Tackling Poverty & 10 more stories

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Next Big Effort: Tackling Poverty, by Lola Fadulu, published 2019-09-25T06:59:05Z

Top Story: After the Green New Deal and Medicare for all, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is turning her attention — and that of her supporters — to poverty and housing.

Poverty has been a taboo word in our politics for so long, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said. Even if they are officially above the poverty line, there are people who are living a quality of life on par with the impoverished, she added, but you wouldnt see that based on… [+1669 chars] [read the full story]

Find the Closest and Safest Emergency Room With ER Inspector

Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker, 2019-09-23T17:30:00Z

Overview: Emergency rooms aren’t always for life-or-death emergencies: sometimes you have enough time that you can make a choice about where to go. (If your child is the one who needs care, for example, you should know where to find the nearest pediatric-ready ER.) Rea…

Emergency rooms arent always for life-or-death emergencies: sometimes you have enough time that you can make a choice about where to go. (If your child is the one who needs care, for example, you should know where to find the nearest pediatric-ready ER.)
We … [+1534 chars] [read the full story]

Journalists File Lawsuit To Force Feds To Release Medicare Advantage Audits

Fred Schulte, 2019-09-27T09:01:20Z

Overview: A lawsuit filed by Kaiser Health News under the Freedom of Information Act could spur the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to release audits that document up to $650 million in overcharges.

Medicare Advantage health plans, mostly run by private insurance companies, have enrolled more than 22 million seniors and people with disabilities more than 1 in 3 people who are on some sort of Medicare plan.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Kaiser Health News… [+4478 chars] [read the full story]

Special Report: New frontier in health fraud – Genetic tests of the elderly

Sarah N. Lynch, 2019-09-25T18:44:00Z

Overview: The genetic-screening sales reps turn out at health fairs, houses of religion, parks and elder enclaves, offering seniors a chance to learn if they or their loved ones are at risk of developing cancer. All they need, the reps say, is a free cheek swab.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (Reuters) – The genetic-screening sales reps turn out at health fairs, houses of religion, parks and elder enclaves, offering seniors a chance to learn if they or their loved ones are at risk of developing cancer. All they need, the reps sa… [+18049 chars] [read the full story]

Why Impeachment Might Be Trouble for Some Democratic Candidates

Reid J. Epstein and Lisa Lerer, 2019-09-26T09:47:09Z

Overview: Top contenders like Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren can continue to command attention. Second- and third-tier candidates, however, are at greater risk of falling off the radar screen.

It scrambles the playing field, he added.
The stark new reality for the Democratic haves and have-nots is rooted in the bifurcated political landscape of the 2020 campaign. For months, it has played out on cable television, where some candidates have been ab… [+1667 chars] [read the full story]

Poll: A record number of voters dislike Trump personally, but many also dislike Democratic policies – AOL

Kenneth Gee, 2019-09-22T15:36:28Z

Overview: Poll: A record number of voters dislike Trump personally, but many also dislike Democratic policies AOL Poll: Voters back Medicare expansion, keeping private insurance | TheHill The Hill Elizabeth Warren surges and Joe Biden fades in close Iowa race, new poll…

WASHINGTON As Democratic candidates compete for the opportunity to take on President Donald Trump, the incumbent they hope to oust is more personally disliked than any of his recent predecessors, and half of voters say theyre very uncomfortable with the idea … [+6630 chars] [read the full story]

New Survey Finds Job-Based Health Insurance Has Gotten Much More Expensive

Jeffrey Young, 2019-09-25T16:30:07Z

Overview: More than 150 million Americans rely on job-based health insurance, which has gotten much more expensive in the past 10 years.

The American health care system is complicated, and so are proposals to change it. The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign has focused a lot of attention on whether to preserve the private, job-based insurance system that covers 153 million people o… [+2965 chars] [read the full story]

Democratic White House hopeful Sanders urges ‘wealth tax’ on richest 180,000 Americans

By Simon Lewis, 2019-09-24T12:04:01Z

Overview: U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders released a plan on Tuesday to tax fortunes worth more than $32 million, in a move that follows his Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren’s own wealth-tax proposal. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, said his “extreme …

By Simon Lewis
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders released a plan on Tuesday to tax fortunes worth more than $32 million, in a move that follows his Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren’s own wealth-tax proposal.
Sanders, a U.S. … [+2303 chars] [read the full story]

Four Days. One Candidate. Welcome Aboard the Buttigieg Bus

Charlotte Alter/Waterloo, Ia., 2019-09-24T16:27:57Z

Overview: Before he got on the big yellow-and-blue bus that bore his name, Pete Buttigieg ironed his shirt in his hotel room. His tour across Iowa this week comes at the beginning of the school year, and as kids around the country were boarding buses of their own, they…

Before he got on the big yellow-and-blue bus that bore his name, Pete Buttigieg ironed his shirt in his hotel room. His tour across Iowa this week comes at the beginning of the school year, and as kids around the country were boarding buses of their own, they… [+5529 chars] [read the full story]

Bernie World Is Starting To Go After Elizabeth Warren

Daniel Marans, 2019-09-26T09:45:16Z

Overview: Bernie Sanders supporters are questioning Warren’s progressive bona fides — and for the first time, the campaign is going along with it.

As Sunday turned to Monday, Briahna Gray, national press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, posted a series of criticisms of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Twitter.
Gray began with subtlety, highlighting a speech the Vermont senato… [+15422 chars] [read the full story]

Bernie Sanders Went to Canada, and a Dream of ‘Medicare for All’ Flourished & 9 more stories

Bernie Sanders Went to Canada, and a Dream of ‘Medicare for All’ Flourished, by Sydney Ember, published 2019-09-09T17:44:31Z

Top Story: The Vermont senator has staked his presidential campaign, and much of his political legacy, on transforming health care in America. His mother’s illness, and a trip he made to study the Canadian system, help explain why.

In an interview on Sunday, Mr. Sanders vividly described how seeing the Canadian system up close significantly shaped his own views on health care.
It was kind of mind blowing to realize that the country 50 miles away from where I live that people could go t… [+1628 chars] [read the full story]

Pelosi Enlivens Battle to Lower Drug Prices

Abby Goodnough, 2019-09-10T15:51:07Z

Overview: Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s draft plan to allow the federal government to negotiate the price of hundreds of drugs will add new urgency to Washington’s effort to fight rising prescription costs.

Im trying to tell Senate Republicans that they ought to consider this a moderate position, he said of his bill in an interview Monday, because it would be easy for the president to join Pelosi.
The House has already passed a package of three bipartisan drug-… [+1715 chars] [read the full story]

Democrats, Going in Reverse

David Leonhardt, 2019-09-11T14:49:05Z

Overview: They did worse in North Carolina last night than last year.

I still consider Trump to be an underdog to win re-election next year, and McCreadys performance last night is consistent with that. His share of the districts vote was six percentage points higher than Hillary Clintons in 2016. But he achieved that strong re… [+1657 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren’s Plan for Social Security Looks Smart

David Leonhardt, 2019-09-12T13:35:28Z

Overview: The elderly have also suffered from extreme inequality.

Elizabeth Warren has become famous for her plans, and her latest one, out this morning, is meant to address this unfairness. It would let public-sector workers keep their full Social Security benefits and increase benefits for people who spend at least 80 hou… [+1664 chars] [read the full story]

Democratic debate: Biden, Warren and Sanders spar over healthcare

https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews, 2019-09-13T00:46:18Z

Overview: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders share the stage for the first time in a testy debate.

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption
Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders (right), Former US Vice President Joe Biden (centre) and Elizabeth Warren
Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden and close rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have fe… [+2028 chars] [read the full story]

Biden touts Obamacare while slamming Sanders and Warren’s healthcare plans

Joseph Zeballos-Roig, 2019-09-13T00:52:10Z

Overview: Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders at the third Democratic debate, touting Obamacare as an alternative to the sweeping Medicare for All plans the senators have been calling for. Biden lauded Obamacare as a succes…

Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders at the third Democratic debate, touting Obamacare as an alternative to the sweeping Medicare for All plans the senators have been calling for.
Biden lauded Obamacare as a suc… [+1425 chars] [read the full story]

Moderate Democrats Fared Best in 2018. One Gets Another Chance Today.

Nate Cohn, 2019-09-10T09:00:07Z

Overview: A North Carolina election is also a chance to think about what kind of candidate might do best against President Trump.

This doesnt mean that Ms. Warren or Mr. Sanders are doomed to do a few points worse than Mr. Biden. These figures are basically averages, and while Democratic Medicare for all opponents tended to fare better on average, not all did. It is even possible that M… [+3515 chars] [read the full story]

An alleged Medicare scam is exploiting seniors out of thousands of dollars with a cancer test scheme

Kelly McLaughlin, 2019-09-12T15:06:19Z

Overview: Senior citizens told CBS News that DNA testing company Genexe Health is billing them thousands of dollars for tests they never saw the results for. The organization is telling people that its testing can detect the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis based on th…

A Medicare scam posing as a genetic testing organization that can detect the likelihood of cancer diagnoses is scamming senior citizens out of thousands of dollars, according to a report from CBS News.
Senior citizens told CBS News that DNA testing company… [+2661 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren Doubles Down On ‘Medicare For All’ In Interview With Dying Activist

Daniel Marans, 2019-09-10T13:09:55Z

Overview: “Medicare for All is about a relationship that all of us have to each other,” Warren told Ady Barkan.

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren delivered an impassioned explanation of her support for a “Medicare for All,” single-payer health care system in an interview with terminally ill progressive activist Ady Barkan.
The nine-minute video capturin… [+4941 chars] [read the full story]

Negotiation: A three-step solution to affordable prescription drugs & 12 more stories

Negotiation: A three-step solution to affordable prescription drugs, by null, published 2019-09-04T21:57:05Z

Top Story: Criteria are offered to negotiate drug prices and prioritize specific drugs for maximum savings. These criteria provide cost savings and incentives for innovation.

Criteria are offered by Harvard University and George Mason University experts for Medicare to negotiate drug prices and prioritize specific drugs for maximum savings. These criteria provide cost savings and incentives for innovation. Medicare often spends $3… [+2586 chars] [read the full story]

Next Avenue: 10 money pits that can ruin your retirement

Bruce Horovitz, 2019-09-03T08:59:36Z

Overview: Each one of these expenses can add up and put a serious ding in your retirement savings.

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.
There are so many scary things about retirement: All that free time to suddenly fill. The slew of health care decisions, from Medicare to supplemental health insurance to long-term care insurance. … [+6242 chars] [read the full story]

Is The New Medicare Plan Finder A Barrier Against Open Enrollment Plan Review?

Diane Omdahl, Contributor, Diane Omdahl, Contributor https://www.forbes.com/sites/dianeomdahl/, 2019-09-04T15:49:36Z

Overview: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is promoting the new Medicare Plan Finder.

New Medicare.go Plan Finder
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is promoting the new Medicare Plan Finder. It will be the exclusive source of information for 2020 Part D drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans. According to a&am… [+7756 chars] [read the full story]

The New Plan Finder Will Likely Cause Headaches For Those Enrolling In Medicare

Diane Omdahl, Contributor, Diane Omdahl, Contributor https://www.forbes.com/sites/dianeomdahl/, 2019-09-06T18:44:43Z

Overview: The new Medicare Plan Finder will be the exclusive source of information for 2020 Part D drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans.

Using the new Medicare Plan Finder can be a headache.
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The new Medicare Plan Finder will be the exclusive source of information for 2020 Part D drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans. According to a CMS promotional video, beneficiari… [+6346 chars] [read the full story]

Starbucks’ Howard Schultz ends presidential “campaign”

Rob Beschizza, 2019-09-06T13:34:55Z

Overview: Howard Shultz is ending his bid to become President of the United States of Americia—or at least to blackmail the Democrats into supporting a billionire-friendly centrist over more popular left-leaning candidates. To his credit, he haltingly admits that a sec…

Howard Shultz is ending his bid to become President of the United States of America—or at least blackmail Dems into supporting a billionaire-friendly centrist over more popular left-leaning candidates. To his credit, he haltingly admits that a second Trump te… [+3444 chars] [read the full story]

Walmart is launching its first standalone primary care clinic (WMT)

Zachary Hendrickson, 2019-09-03T14:05:00Z

Overview: This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Walmart’s first standalone primary care clinic, dubbed Walmart Healt…

Walmart’s first standalone primary care clinic, dubbed Walmart Health, will be piloted in Dallas, Georgia, and housed in a building next to Walmart’s retail store. Patients will be able to receive a variety of primary care services at the clinic, including im… [+4696 chars] [read the full story]

Lower risk of depression, dementia after getting hearing aids

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan, 2019-09-05T15:16:53Z

Overview: Older adults who get hearing aids for newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of dementia, depression, and anxiety diagnoses over the next three years, research finds.

Older adults who get hearing aids for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression, or anxiety for the first time over the next three years.
Getting a hearing aid is also linked to a lower risk of suffering fa… [+4467 chars] [read the full story]

‘Over the top:’ McConnell still mad about #MoscowMitch, calls attention to 2020 election

Louisville Courier Journal, Sarah Ladd, Louisville Courier Journal, 2019-09-04T10:17:06Z

Overview: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was first called “Moscow Mitch” in July by MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on on his “Morning Joe” show

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell touts his record while speaking at the 2019 Fancy Farm Picnic.
Jeff Faughender, Louisville Courier Journal
It’s no secret Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t like the nickname given him in July  “Moscow Mitch.”
… [+3579 chars] [read the full story]

Liberal presidential hopefuls Sanders, Warren face 2020 showdown in New Hampshire

John Whitesides, 2019-09-03T16:06:38Z

Overview: The simmering rivalry between progressives Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, presidential contenders with similar policies but sharply different styles, is headed for a showdown in New Hampshire.

HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. (Reuters) – The simmering rivalry between progressives Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, presidential contenders with similar policies but sharply different styles, is headed for a showdown in New Hampshire.
The state’s Feb. 11 Democr… [+6032 chars] [read the full story]

Medicare-for-All Is Not Medicare, and Not Really for All. So What Does It Actually Mean?

by Akilah Johnson, 2019-09-06T17:28:00Z

Overview: by Akilah Johnson GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Ritchard Jenkins reached into the black computer bag he keeps near his workstation at Graceful Touch Barber and Beauty Salon and rifled through medical papers, pulling out an envelope buried deep at the bottom. It was an …

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublicas Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. Ritchard Jenkins reached into the black compute… [+19846 chars] [read the full story]

Assam institutes one-man inquiry into lynching of doctor

Special Correspondent, 2019-09-04T16:26:17Z

Overview: CM talks to slain doctor’s wife; IMA demands legislation to check violence, calls for strike

A fast track court will try the cases involving the killing of Deben Dutta at Teok Tea Garden in Upper Assam, the State government said in a press release on Wednesday. The government has also asked Commissioner and Secretary-Finance Shyam Jagannathan to cond… [+1841 chars] [read the full story]

Impeachment Summer Passes By, Without A Breakthrough

Kevin Robillard, 2019-09-02T10:00:00Z

Overview: More Democrats support investigating and ousting Trump now than did at the beginning of August recess, but it’s unlikely to top Congress’ fall agenda.

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. – Rep. Susan Wild, a freshman Democrat elected to a blue-tinted swing seat representing the Lehigh Valley, knew the question was coming. 
“Congresswoman, why have you not come out for impeachment?” the president of a local community colleg… [+8157 chars] [read the full story]