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Pharma, drug

New Prescription Drug Pricing Law Brings “Substantial” Reform

On Aug. 16, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which rose from the ashes of the Build Back Better Act (BBBA), a bill that failed to pass in 2021 after it could not gather enough support in the Senate.

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Social

Social Security Expansion Act: Good Bottom Line For Retirees

It is fortunate for us that U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, D-VT, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are persistent advocates. These lawmakers have introduced their latest version of a bill to expand the Social Security program.

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health insurance, health care debt

Health Care Debt: An Unexpected, Unhealthy Burden

Politicians like to talk about how many Americans have health insurance. But what we don’t discuss is how many Americans  —  with and without health coverage  —  still go into serious health care debt.

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Assisted Living, nursing

Nursing Facilities And Predatory Owners

There are more than 15,500 Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities in America today, with more than 1.4 million residents.

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FDA, Aduhelm, Part B

Forget Any Changes To Medicare Part B Premium Rates

About three months ago, I reported that people on Medicare were being over-charged for their Part B (doctor’s care) premium rates because of the inflated cost of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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planning, medicaid

California Blows The Doors Off Medicaid Asset Limits

Paying for long term care, whether in a nursing home or care at home, has been a major challenge for the elderly and disabled, because Medicare covers only a very short stay for nursing facilities, and custodial home care is very limited as well.

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