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
NA
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.
Getty
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]