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Drug, medications, medicare

Ban On Negotiating Medicare Drug Prices Under Pressure

Donna Weiner looks at Medicare’s prescription drug program from two different points of view. As a participant, she wants to pay less for her medicines. As a retired accountant who spent 50 years handling the books for companies, she sees a way to get there.

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What Stalemate On Capitol Hill Means for Your Drug Prices

As President Joe Biden’s government overhaul stalls in Congress, tensions are mounting over what changes, if any, could come for Americans at the pharmacy counter.

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Prescription, medicare

Ad’s Charge That Price Haggling Would ‘Swipe $500 Billion From Medicare’ Is False

The advertisement opens with a doctor sitting across from his patient and holding a prescription drug pill bottle. “You want to continue with this medication?” the doctor asks while an older patient nods.

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COVID-19, home health, Better Care Better Jobs Act

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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Medicare

Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Services We Need?

Sorry, Joe Namath. Despite what you keep saying in those TV ads, under Medicare, seniors are not “entitled to eliminate copays and get dental care, dentures, eyeglasses, prescription drug coverage, in-home aides, unlimited transportation and home-delivered meals, all at no additional cost.”

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Democrats

Democrats Plan To Boost Medicare, Long-Term Care Spending

The budget package Democrats are assembling in Congress would likely provide the biggest jolt to the American health care system since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, according to sources familiar with work on the plan.

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