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Medicare Proposal Would Cover Aduhelm If Beneficiaries Enrolled In Clinical Trials

On Nov. 12, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicare Part B (doctor’s care) premium rates for 2022 would rise from $148.50 per month in 2021, to $170.10 in 2022.

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Drug Companies Keep Prices High At The Expense Of Older Americans

As an early Christmas gift to seniors struggling to pay for high drug costs, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney,  D-NY, released a 269-page majority staff report on Dec. 10 from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, summarizing a three-year investigation of the pharmaceutical industry’s pricing and business practices.

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The Senate Needs 50 Votes To Build A Better Medicare

When elderly people were first created, they had no eyes, ears, and teeth. For this reason, when federal lawmakers got around to enacting Medicare insurance for seniors in 1965, they didn’t include vision services, hearing aids, and dental care.

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Older Drivers Have A Difficult Time Giving Up The Keys

The conventional wisdom is that older drivers are dangerous drivers. That canard has been shown to be untrue. But the issue of when older people should stop driving is one of the most contentious decision points in an older person’s life.

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Better Care Better Jobs Act Aims To Strengthen Human Infrastructure

At the end of June, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, D-MI and Senator Bob Casey, D-PA, introduced the “Better Care Better Jobs Act,”(S.2210) to widen access to Medicaid’s home and community based services for low-income elderly and disabled people, and to improve pay for the frontline caregivers who provide home care.

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Aduhelm, New Alzheimer’s Drug, Tangled in Controversy

Biogen estimates a target population of between 1 million to 1.2 million individuals could use this new drug. One Wall Street firm estimates that Biogen could reach Aduhelm sales of $5 billion by 2025.

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