Tag Archive | "Medicare"

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Means Testing For Medicare Dental Under Debate Gets Pushback

For more than 55 years, Medicare has followed a simple policy: covered benefits are the same, no matter if you’re rich, poor, or in-between. 

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Public Backs Medicare Rx Price Negotiation After Hearing Both Sides’ Views

As Congress debates cutting prescription drug costs, a poll released Tuesday found the vast majority of adults support letting the federal government negotiate drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries and those in private health insurance plans.

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Social Security COLA Largest In Decades

Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9 percent boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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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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