Records Show Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions Annually & 14 more stories

Records Show Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions Annually, by Fred Schulte, published 2019-07-16T09:00:28Z

The federal government wants to deploy several new tools for catching insurers that have overcharged Medicare $30 billion in last three years alone. But the insurance industry is balking. [ read the full story ]

How Democrats Defeat Donald Trump

Frank Bruni, 2019-07-20T20:53:08Z

Stop talking so much about the America that he’s destroying. Save your breath for the America you want to create. [read the full story]

Former VP Mimics GOP Fear-Mongering In His Attacks On ‘Medicare For All’

Jeffrey Young, 2019-07-19T09:00:17Z

“All the Medicare you have is gone,” the former vice president told an AARP audience of what would happen under a “Medicare for All” plan. [read the full story]

Sanders and Biden Fight Over Health Care, and It’s Personal

Sydney Ember and Katie Glueck, 2019-07-18T16:28:00Z

“Unfortunately, he is sounding like Donald Trump,” Senator Bernie Sanders said of Joe Biden, as the two Democratic candidates spar over one of the most important issues in the 2020 election. [read the full story]

$3.2 billion health insurance startup Oscar Health just revealed plans to offer a new kind of coverage in 2 cities

Lydia Ramsey, 2019-07-17T17:00:00Z

The buzzy health insurance startup Oscar Health is planning to start offering a new kind of health plan next year: Medicare Advantage plans. Those are private health plans for seniors. Oscar will start selling the plans in two areas: New York City and Houston… [read the full story]

Here’s how Oscar Health plans to move into the Medicare Advantage market

Zachary Hendrickson, 2019-07-19T15:07:00Z

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. Oscar Health, a $3.2 billion health insurtech we pegged as a startup… [read the full story]

Bernie Sanders Challenges Rivals To Reject Cash From Pharma, Insurance Execs

Daniel Marans, 2019-07-17T22:11:54Z

The Vermont senator’s speech on “Medicare for All” implicitly pushed back against criticism from former Vice President Joe Biden. [read the full story]

Bernie Sanders says Joe Biden is doing what ‘Republicans do’ when it comes to his healthcare plan

Joseph Zeballos-Roig, 2019-07-15T18:01:50Z

Sen. Bernie Sanders compared former Vice President Joe Biden’s approach to healthcare reform to that of Republicans on Sunday, highlighting a combative new phase between two frontrunners in the Democratic presidential primary race. Sanders directly rebuked Bi… [read the full story]

Biden Likens Medicare For All To GOP Obamacare Repeal

Maxwell Strachan, 2019-07-15T17:10:59Z

“I’m surprised that so many Democrats are running on getting rid of it,” Biden said of Obamacare. [read the full story]

UnitedHealth Earnings Easily Beat Estimates; Dow Jones Stock Eyes Buy Point – Investor’s Business Daily

JED GRAHAM, 2019-07-18T10:37:21Z

UnitedHealth Earnings Easily Beat Estimates; Dow Jones Stock Eyes Buy Point Investor’s Business Daily UnitedHealth Turns In Solid Earnings but the Stock Isn’t Taking Off Barron’s UnitedHealth boosts 2019 profit view on strength in insurance, pharmacy benefits… [read the full story]

Dispensed: Oscar’s first moves in Medicare Advantage, uBiome’s new board members, and Novartis’ CEO’s commitment to wearing jeans

Lydia Ramsey, 2019-07-19T16:17:32Z

Hello, Welcome to a warm-weather edition of Dispensed, in which I am already plotting how I can spend as little time in the heat as possible this weekend. Before we jump in, I wanted to first let you all know that our colleague Erin Brodwin is getting married… [read the full story]

Radical or Incremental? What’s Really In Joe Biden’s Health Plan

Julie Rovner, 2019-07-20T11:10:26Z

The Biden plan released this week is an update of the Affordable Care Act with controversial differences. Among them: a “public option” that covers abortion, and subsidized premiums for more people. [read the full story]

Republican business owner and former state lawmaker: We need Medicare for All. Here’s why.

Opinion contributor, David Steil, Opinion contributor, 2019-07-16T10:00:23Z

It’s time to accept that the free market doesn’t work for health care. Patients can’t do comparison shopping from the back of an ambulance. [read the full story]

Bernie Sanders Finally Appears On His Own Twitch Channel—During Amazon Boycott

Nathan Grayson, 2019-07-17T21:30:00Z

Last time we checked in on endearingly grouchy democratic socialist uncle and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ Twitch channel, it was notably lacking in Bernie Sanders himself. It also felt more like a campaign commercial than any sort of broadcast Twitch… [read the full story]