Tag Archives: Medicare

After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »

Sanders interrupted by union protesters against ‘Medicare for all’

LAS VEGAS — Bernie Sanders’s pitch on “Medicare for all” was partially drowned out by protesters during a speech at a union event. On Tuesday, after the Vermont senator, 77, received a question from a Frontier Communications employee about if his plan would change her healthcare coverage, members of the audience began cheering and clapping… Read More »

UnitedHealthcare to open 14 Medicare services centers in Walgreens stores

UnitedHealthcare will open 14 Medicare services centers in Walgreens stores in five metropolitan areas starting in January 2020. The Medicare service centers will open in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Cleveland, Denver and Memphis, as part of a multiyear agreement with Walgreens. Through these centers, customers can learn more about Medicare, meet with service advocates to discuss… Read More »

Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan takes on health care companies – Axios

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan takes on every major health care industry — insurers, doctors, hospitals and drug companies — in her pursuit of expanding coverage and lowering costs for the middle class. Why it matters: We’ve never tried any cost containment measures that are remotely close to being as aggressive as Warren’s, and there… Read More »

Democrat Warren: Medicare for All would not raise U.S. middle-class taxes ‘one penny’

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a $ 20.5 trillion Medicare for All plan that she said would not require raising middle-class taxes “one penny,” answering critics who had attacked her for failing to explain how she would pay for the sweeping healthcare system overhaul. Warren said her… Read More »