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NEW A trio of polls released ahead of Wednesdays Democratic presidential debate showed a majority of Americans support Medicare for All but offered conflicting signals about whether the proposed healthcare overhaul could hurt the party in the November 2020 general election NegativeNEW A trio of polls released ahead of Wednesdays Democratic presidential debate showed a majority of Americans support Medicare for All but offered conflicting signals about whether the proposed healthcare overhaul could hurt the party in the November 2020 general election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-healthcare/healthcare-battles-in-democratic-white-house-race-could-carry-risk-in-2020-polls-show-idUSKBN1XU16M2019-11-21
The dueling data reflects the extent to which many Americans are still fuzzy on Medicare for Alls details some strategists said NegativeNEW A trio of polls released ahead of Wednesdays Democratic presidential debate showed a majority of Americans support Medicare for All but offered conflicting signals about whether the proposed healthcare overhaul could hurt the party in the November 2020 general election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-healthcare/healthcare-battles-in-democratic-white-house-race-could-carry-risk-in-2020-polls-show-idUSKBN1XU16M2019-11-21
That contrast has largely faded from the presidential campaign trail overshadowed by an extended backandforth over Medicare for All and its feasibility NegativeNEW A trio of polls released ahead of Wednesdays Democratic presidential debate showed a majority of Americans support Medicare for All but offered conflicting signals about whether the proposed healthcare overhaul could hurt the party in the November 2020 general election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-healthcare/healthcare-battles-in-democratic-white-house-race-could-carry-risk-in-2020-polls-show-idUSKBN1XU16M2019-11-21
Some party leaders including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have warned that the focus on Medicare for All could cost Democrats with swing voters next year NegativeNEW A trio of polls released ahead of Wednesdays Democratic presidential debate showed a majority of Americans support Medicare for All but offered conflicting signals about whether the proposed healthcare overhaul could hurt the party in the November 2020 general election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-healthcare/healthcare-battles-in-democratic-white-house-race-could-carry-risk-in-2020-polls-show-idUSKBN1XU16M2019-11-21
BOSTON A Floridabased charity will pay million to resolve claims that it acted as a conduit for companies including Biogen Inc and Novartis AG to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their highpriced multiple sclerosis drugs the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday PositiveBOSTON A Floridabased charity will pay million to resolve claims that it acted as a conduit for companies including Biogen Inc and Novartis AG to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their highpriced multiple sclerosis drugs the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-charities-settlement/charity-to-pay-4-million-to-resolve-u-s-pharma-kickback-probe-idUSKBN1XU2MY2019-11-21
Perhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over Medicare for All PositivePerhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over Medicare for All http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-democratic-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-ahead-of-next-debate-idUSKBN1XT1EW2019-11-20
Here is where each of the 10 Democrats who have qualified for Wednesdays debate in Atlanta stand on Medicare for PositivePerhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over Medicare for All http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-democratic-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-ahead-of-next-debate-idUSKBN1XT1EW2019-11-20
Warren said she would transition to Medicare for All gradually over three years including initial legislation to make Medicare available to all Americans while preserving existing employerbased insurance at first PositivePerhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over Medicare for All http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-democratic-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-ahead-of-next-debate-idUSKBN1XT1EW2019-11-20
2 to former Democratic President Barack Obama has criticized Medicare for All as an effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act Obamas signature healthcare law NegativePerhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over Medicare for All http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-democratic-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-ahead-of-next-debate-idUSKBN1XT1EW2019-11-20
Unlike other fellow senators seeking the Democratic presidential nomination Klobuchar did not cosponsor Sanders Medicare for All legislation PositivePerhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over Medicare for All http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-democratic-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-ahead-of-next-debate-idUSKBN1XT1EW2019-11-20
Harris has since released her own Medicare for All plan which stands somewhere between the sweeping Sanders proposal and more moderate alternatives PositivePerhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over Medicare for All http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-democratic-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-ahead-of-next-debate-idUSKBN1XT1EW2019-11-20
Booker a senator from New Jersey was one of the cosponsors of Sanders Medicare for All legislation and has repeatedly affirmed his support for that bill PositivePerhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over Medicare for All http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-democratic-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-ahead-of-next-debate-idUSKBN1XT1EW2019-11-20
Like Harris he has signed onto several alternative Democraticbacked healthcare bills in the Senate that would create a public option and lower the Medicare eligibility age from 65 NeutralPerhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over Medicare for All http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-democratic-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-ahead-of-next-debate-idUSKBN1XT1EW2019-11-20
The Hawaii congresswoman has said she supports Medicare for All and she is a cosponsor of a version of Sanders bill in the U.S. House of Representatives PositivePerhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over Medicare for All http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-democratic-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-ahead-of-next-debate-idUSKBN1XT1EW2019-11-20
Warren appearing to respond to union concerns promised on Friday to protect union health coverage under Medicare for All NegativeLAS VEGAS Retired letter carrier Leslie Maxwell Burton has a message for Democratic presidential contenders campaigning in the early voting state of Nevada this She will not vote for anyone who tries to take away her hardwon union health plan http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-elections-nevada/democratic-presidential-candidates-court-labor-support-in-nevada-idUSKBN1XR0E02019-11-18
YORK White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Friday outlined how she would implement Medicare for during her first term including new legislation in her first 100 days that would give all Americans the option to enroll in the government health insurance plan PositiveYORK White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Friday outlined how she would implement Medicare for during her first term including new legislation in her first 100 days that would give all Americans the option to enroll in the government health insurance plan http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-healthcare/democrat-warren-outlines-three-year-path-to-medicare-for-all-idUSKBN1XP1YV2019-11-16
The proposal could help blunt criticism including from a number of the Massachusetts U.S. senators Democratic presidential rivals that her Medicare for All plan is too disruptive NegativeYORK White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Friday outlined how she would implement Medicare for during her first term including new legislation in her first 100 days that would give all Americans the option to enroll in the government health insurance plan http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-healthcare/democrat-warren-outlines-three-year-path-to-medicare-for-all-idUSKBN1XP1YV2019-11-16
Warrens first phase would lower the Medicare eligibility age to 50 offer other Americans the choice to buy into the government program and provide coverage for children and lowincome families PositiveYORK White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Friday outlined how she would implement Medicare for during her first term including new legislation in her first 100 days that would give all Americans the option to enroll in the government health insurance plan http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-healthcare/democrat-warren-outlines-three-year-path-to-medicare-for-all-idUSKBN1XP1YV2019-11-16
By the third year Warren said she would pass Medicare for All legislation that would allow only supplemental private insurance that doesnt duplicate the benefits of Medicare for All NegativeYORK White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Friday outlined how she would implement Medicare for during her first term including new legislation in her first 100 days that would give all Americans the option to enroll in the government health insurance plan http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-healthcare/democrat-warren-outlines-three-year-path-to-medicare-for-all-idUSKBN1XP1YV2019-11-16
Bidens campaign said it doesnt change the reality that Medicare for All will deny Americans the right to choose their insurance NegativeYORK White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Friday outlined how she would implement Medicare for during her first term including new legislation in her first 100 days that would give all Americans the option to enroll in the government health insurance plan http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-healthcare/democrat-warren-outlines-three-year-path-to-medicare-for-all-idUSKBN1XP1YV2019-11-16
Novartis has forecast that the drugs annual sales will top billion much of which will likely come from U.S. government payers such as Medicare and Medicaid NeutralNovartis AG on Friday won U.S. approval for its experimental sickle cell disease drug Adakveo making it the first of several proposed new therapies designed to offer lasting relief for patients with the debilitating blood disease to get U.S. regulatory clearance http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-novartis-fda/novartis-sickle-cell-drug-gets-u-s-fda-approval-idUSKBN1XP27M2019-11-16
According to the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services 55349 people who were covered by Medicaid the government insurance for poor Americans were identified with sickle cell disease NegativeNovartis AG on Friday won U.S. approval for its experimental sickle cell disease drug Adakveo making it the first of several proposed new therapies designed to offer lasting relief for patients with the debilitating blood disease to get U.S. regulatory clearance http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-novartis-fda/novartis-sickle-cell-drug-gets-u-s-fda-approval-idUSKBN1XP27M2019-11-16
Patrick told CBS This he does not support Medicare for All in the terms weve been talking but does back a public healthcare option as well as student debt reduction NegativeWASHINGTON Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday said he was seeking the Democratic Partys 2020 presidential nomination despite an already crowded race in an effort to bring a divided country and splintering political party together http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-patrick/former-massachusetts-governor-deval-patrick-jumps-into-democratic-presidential-race-swelling-field-idUSKBN1XO1NN2019-11-15
Researchers examined Medicare claims data from 2012 to 2016 for emergency medicine and anesthesiology focusing on the difference between Medicare reimbursement rates and chargemaster rates NegativeU.S. hospitals sticker prices for two common sources of surprise medical bills have climbed far faster than economic inflation a new study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-emergency-billing/hospital-sticker-prices-can-rise-faster-than-inflation-idUSKBN1XL2MG2019-11-12
At a campaign stop in North Carolina on Thursday Warren was asked to respond to criticism that her Medicare for All plan is a pipe and fairy dust NegativeLOS ANGELES A leading economist who vouched for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warrens healthcare reform plan told Reuters on Thursday he doubts its staggering cost can be fully covered alongside her other government programs http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-election-warren-healthcare-exclusive/exclusive-economist-who-backed-warren-healthcare-plan-has-doubts-about-her-wealth-tax-idUSKBN1XI01T2019-11-08
Warren a former Harvard Law School professor has pushed for policies from taxes on wealth to Medicare for All that some regard as or relatively far to the left PositiveU.S. presidential contender Joe Biden launched a new attack on one of his fiercest rivals in the Democratic party on Tuesday accusing U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of for dismissing his criticism of her healthcare plan http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-warren/u-s-presidential-contender-biden-calls-warren-jab-elitism-idUSKBN1XG09A2019-11-06
Responding to critics Warren on Friday unveiled a detailed proposal on how to pay for Medicare for All that she said would not require raising middleclass taxes even one penny NegativePresident Donald Trumps campaign team has been developing a plan to portray White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren as dishonest and untrustworthy based in part on her past claim of Native American ancestry in a sign of recognition that she may become the Democratic nominee to face him in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-warren/trump-campaigns-strategy-to-attack-democrat-warren-define-her-as-dishonest-idUSKBN1XE1332019-11-05
It would extend Medicare the U.S. governments health insurance program for people 65 years and older and the disabled to cover all Americans PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. presidential contender Elizabeth Warrens http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-medicare/warrens-medicare-for-all-plan-attacked-parodied-by-republicans-democrats-and-snl-show-idUSKBN1XD0I92019-11-04
5 trillion Medicare for All plan that she said would not require raising middleclass taxes one answering critics who had attacked her for failing to explain how she would pay for the sweeping healthcare system overhaul NegativeNEW Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-medicare/democrat-warren-medicare-for-all-would-not-raise-u-s-middle-class-taxes-one-penny-idUSKBN1XB4662019-11-02
That system is Medicare for All NeutralNEW Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-medicare/democrat-warren-medicare-for-all-would-not-raise-u-s-middle-class-taxes-one-penny-idUSKBN1XB4662019-11-02
The proposal to remake the U.S. healthcare system will face scrutiny from Warrens more moderate Democratic opponents who have questioned Medicare for Alls practicality NegativeNEW Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-medicare/democrat-warren-medicare-for-all-would-not-raise-u-s-middle-class-taxes-one-penny-idUSKBN1XB4662019-11-02
Medicare for All would replace private health insurance including employersponsored plans with full governmentsponsored coverage and individuals would no longer have to pay premiums deductibles copays or other outofpocket costs PositiveNEW Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-medicare/democrat-warren-medicare-for-all-would-not-raise-u-s-middle-class-taxes-one-penny-idUSKBN1XB4662019-11-02
More moderate 2020 candidates such as Biden and South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg have said Medicare for All would be too disruptive and favor a more incremental approach NegativeNEW Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-medicare/democrat-warren-medicare-for-all-would-not-raise-u-s-middle-class-taxes-one-penny-idUSKBN1XB4662019-11-02
Medicare for All legislation stands little chance of passing Congress where Democrats control the House and Republicans control the Senate NeutralNEW Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-medicare/democrat-warren-medicare-for-all-would-not-raise-u-s-middle-class-taxes-one-penny-idUSKBN1XB4662019-11-02
In its place Warren would make the United States Medicare federal health insurance program which currently covers people over 65 and the disabled into a Medicare For universal benefit NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warrens plan for universal healthcare rests on an assumption she can radically change an industry the size of Germanys entire economy without new costs for the average taxpayer http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-feasibility-analy/warrens-big-healthcare-plan-relies-on-big-assumptions-idUSKBN1XB52O2019-11-02
Buttigieg plugged his Medicare for All Who Want plan which would make a governmentrun plan available and said it would be your whether to use it PositiveDES MOINES Iowa A parade of 13 Democratic presidential hopefuls vowed on Friday to oust Republican Donald Trump from the White House in 2020 promising a raucous crowd in Iowa they would lead the fight to fulfill longtime party goals like ending income inequality and providing universal healthcare http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa/democratic-white-house-candidates-make-their-pitch-at-iowa-dinner-idUSKBN1XB3T42019-11-02
BOSTON Two charities will pay million to resolve claims they operated as passthroughs for seven pharmaceutical companies to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their highpriced medications the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday PositiveBOSTON Two charities will pay million to resolve claims they operated as passthroughs for seven pharmaceutical companies to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their highpriced medications the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-charities-settlement/two-charities-to-pay-6-million-to-resolve-u-s-pharma-kickback-probe-idUSKBN1X41US2019-10-26
WASHINGTON White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is taking heat from her Democratic rivals for her demurrals when asked whether her Medicare for All healthcare plan would require raising taxes on middleclass households PositiveWASHINGTON White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is taking heat from her Democratic rivals for her demurrals when asked whether her Medicare for All healthcare plan would require raising taxes on middleclass households http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-medicare/democratic-2020-hopeful-warren-still-weighing-medicare-for-all-financing-options-idUSKBN1X02782019-10-22
Progressives Warren and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders favor expanding the governments existing Medicare program for individuals 65 years and older to cover all Americans PositiveWASHINGTON White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is taking heat from her Democratic rivals for her demurrals when asked whether her Medicare for All healthcare plan would require raising taxes on middleclass households http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-medicare/democratic-2020-hopeful-warren-still-weighing-medicare-for-all-financing-options-idUSKBN1X02782019-10-22
Buttigieg on the campaign trail has slammed Warren for not detailing how she would pay for Medicare for all NegativeWASHINGTON White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is taking heat from her Democratic rivals for her demurrals when asked whether her Medicare for All healthcare plan would require raising taxes on middleclass households http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-medicare/democratic-2020-hopeful-warren-still-weighing-medicare-for-all-financing-options-idUSKBN1X02782019-10-22
We wouldnt be talking about Medicare for All PositiveNEW YORK U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail in New York City on Saturday three weeks after suffering a heart attack and pledged to resume at full throttle his battle against the business and political establishment including members of his own Democratic Party http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-sanders/bernie-sanders-draws-thousands-to-rally-in-new-york-in-comeback-from-heart-attack-idUSKBN1WY0QY2019-10-20
Trump reviewed the Democratic presidential candidates who debated in Ohio on Tuesday night and accused them of seeking to give free benefits to migrants saying they would utterly eviscerate Medicare NegativeDALLAS U.S. President Donald Trump defended his Syria pullout at a campaign rally on Thursday and lashed out at crazy Pelosi and other Democrats who are trying to remove him from office through impeachment http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump/trump-blasts-crazy-nancy-pelosi-and-democrats-defends-syria-pullout-idUSKBN1WX04E2019-10-18
COLUMBUS Ohio Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden questioned surging rival Elizabeth Warrens credibility on Wednesday accusing her of failing to be open with voters about how she would pay for her ambitious Medicare for All healthcare proposal NegativeCOLUMBUS Ohio Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden questioned surging rival Elizabeth Warrens credibility on Wednesday accusing her of failing to be open with voters about how she would pay for her ambitious Medicare for All healthcare proposal http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate/biden-rips-warrens-credibility-after-contentious-democratic-debate-idUSKBN1WV18G2019-10-17
WESTERVILLE Ohio Surging U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren came under repeated attack on her healthcare and tax policies in a debate on Tuesday as moderate rivals pushed her to explain how she would pay for ambitious proposals including her Medicare for All plan PositiveWESTERVILLE Ohio Surging U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren came under repeated attack on her healthcare and tax policies in a debate on Tuesday as moderate rivals pushed her to explain how she would pay for ambitious proposals including her Medicare for All plan http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate/warren-comes-under-attack-on-healthcare-taxes-at-u-s-democratic-presidential-debate-idUSKBN1WU1AK2019-10-16
Whenever someone hears the term Medicare for All Who Want It understand what that really means is Medicare for All Who Can Afford Warren said PositiveWESTERVILLE Ohio Surging U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren came under repeated attack on her healthcare and tax policies in a debate on Tuesday as moderate rivals pushed her to explain how she would pay for ambitious proposals including her Medicare for All plan http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate/warren-comes-under-attack-on-healthcare-taxes-at-u-s-democratic-presidential-debate-idUSKBN1WU1AK2019-10-16
The defendants were accused of having falsely represented that Medicare would cover testing that was a prerequisite for enrollment in the registry NegativeA New Orleansbased genetics testing company and its three principals will pay http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-utc-labs/gene-testing-firm-gets-25-year-ban-in-42-6-million-kickback-settlement-idUSKBN1WO2TB2019-10-10
Trump issued an executive order last week that sought to woo seniors by strengthening the Medicare health program PositiveThe Trump administration will announce plans to change healthcare regulations on Wednesday to loosen antikickback provisions that restrict the kinds of outside services providers can refer patients to administration officials said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-trump/trump-administration-to-announce-changes-to-anti-kickback-rules-for-healthcare-providers-idUSKBN1WO1FP2019-10-10
U.S. President Donald Trump sought to woo seniors on Thursday with an executive order aimed at strengthening the Medicare health program by reducing regulations curbing fraud and providing faster access to new medical devices and therapies NeutralTHE VILLAGES Fla http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-healthcare/trump-woos-seniors-with-order-to-boost-medicare-health-program-idUSKBN1WI0AN2019-10-04
The administration is mulling a plan to tie some Medicare reimbursement rates for drugs to the price paid for those drugs by foreign governments Reuters reported NeutralTHE VILLAGES Fla http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-healthcare/trump-woos-seniors-with-order-to-boost-medicare-health-program-idUSKBN1WI0AN2019-10-04
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will unveil an executive order on Thursday aimed at strengthening the Medicare health program for seniors by seeking to improve its fiscal position and offer more affordable plan options administration officials told Reuters PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will unveil an executive order on Thursday aimed at strengthening the Medicare health program for seniors by seeking to improve its fiscal position and offer more affordable plan options administration officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-healthcare/trump-to-unveil-order-aiming-to-boost-medicare-health-program-woo-seniors-idUSKBN1WI0AN2019-10-03
The order is designed to show Trumps commitment to keeping Medicare focused on seniors said one administration official who described its contents ahead of the announcement PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will unveil an executive order on Thursday aimed at strengthening the Medicare health program for seniors by seeking to improve its fiscal position and offer more affordable plan options administration officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-healthcare/trump-to-unveil-order-aiming-to-boost-medicare-health-program-woo-seniors-idUSKBN1WI0AN2019-10-03
The order pushes for Medicare to use more medical telehealth services which is care delivered by phone or digital means PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will unveil an executive order on Thursday aimed at strengthening the Medicare health program for seniors by seeking to improve its fiscal position and offer more affordable plan options administration officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-healthcare/trump-to-unveil-order-aiming-to-boost-medicare-health-program-woo-seniors-idUSKBN1WI0AN2019-10-03
It also aims to bring payments for the traditional Medicare feeforservice program in line with payments for Medicare Advantage PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will unveil an executive order on Thursday aimed at strengthening the Medicare health program for seniors by seeking to improve its fiscal position and offer more affordable plan options administration officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-healthcare/trump-to-unveil-order-aiming-to-boost-medicare-health-program-woo-seniors-idUSKBN1WI0AN2019-10-03
The administration is also mulling a plan to tie some Medicare reimbursement rates for drugs to the price paid for those drugs by foreign governments Reuters reported NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will unveil an executive order on Thursday aimed at strengthening the Medicare health program for seniors by seeking to improve its fiscal position and offer more affordable plan options administration officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-healthcare/trump-to-unveil-order-aiming-to-boost-medicare-health-program-woo-seniors-idUSKBN1WI0AN2019-10-03
WASHINGTON Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential election campaign on Wednesday sought to use news the candidate had a heart procedure to highlight the benefits of his trademark Medicare for All healthcare plan PositiveWASHINGTON Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential election campaign on Wednesday sought to use news the candidate had a heart procedure to highlight the benefits of his trademark Medicare for All healthcare plan http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-sanders-medicare/sanders-presidential-campaign-pivots-health-scare-to-medicare-for-all-message-idUSKBN1WH2DC2019-10-03
Sanders advocates an approach that would extend the existing Medicare program for Americans aged over 65 to all Americans and largely eliminate the private insurance industry PositiveWASHINGTON Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential election campaign on Wednesday sought to use news the candidate had a heart procedure to highlight the benefits of his trademark Medicare for All healthcare plan http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-sanders-medicare/sanders-presidential-campaign-pivots-health-scare-to-medicare-for-all-message-idUSKBN1WH2DC2019-10-03
Doctors signed off on the tests as being medically necessary and the swabs were sent for testing to labs that sought Medicare payments PositiveGa http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fraud-genetics/u-s-agents-raid-genetic-testing-labs-charge-35-in-medicare-fraud-probe-idUSKBN1WC1PH2019-09-28
They paid they shouldnt have Stone said of Medicare calling the test wasted taxpayer dollars NegativeLAWRENCEVILLE Ga http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-fraud-genetics-specialreport/special-report-new-frontier-in-health-fraud-genetic-tests-of-the-elderly-idUSKBN1WA2H12019-09-26
A spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it uses an approach to address fraud prevention NegativeLAWRENCEVILLE Ga http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-fraud-genetics-specialreport/special-report-new-frontier-in-health-fraud-genetic-tests-of-the-elderly-idUSKBN1WA2H12019-09-26
He is proposing a Medicare for All who want approach which he says protects people who like their companysponsored plans while offering a lowcost public option PositiveWEBSTER CITY Iowa Marsha Anderson 66 is passionate about Pete Buttigieg the 37yearold mayor of South Bend Indiana extolling his youth calmness and measured approach to policies http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-buttigieg/buttigieg-hopes-money-favorability-will-propel-him-to-victory-in-pivotal-iowa-idUSKBN1W92YO2019-09-25
The price index provision could be aimed at getting White House support since the Trump administration has said it is working on a similar rule on some Medicare drug prices NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a Democrat proposed legislation on Thursday to let the federal government negotiate lower prices for costly prescription drugs drawing praise from Republican President Donald Trump who urged a bipartisan solution http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-congress-pelosi/u-s-speaker-pelosi-unveils-drug-price-plan-trump-welcomes-it-idUSKBN1W41QU2019-09-21
Researchers examined data on 864750 Medicare enrollees who had emergency room visits from 2006 to 2012 including 458701 cases when patients were transported to the ER by emergency medical services NegativeResearchers examined data on 864750 Medicare enrollees who had emergency room visits from 2006 to 2012 including 458701 cases when patients were transported to the ER by emergency medical services http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-ambulance-disparities/some-disparities-in-u-s-hospital-care-may-start-in-the-ambulance-idUSKCN1VW2EN2019-09-12
Instead she has endorsed the Medicare for All legislation authored by presidential rival Sanders although she has also said there may be different to reach universal coverage PositiveAll of the Democratic presidential candidates debating on Thursday say universal healthcare is a top priority http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-the-top-democratic-u-s-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-idUSKCN1VV13A2019-09-11
2 to former Democratic President Barack Obama has criticized Medicare for All plans as efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act Obamas signature healthcare law NegativeAll of the Democratic presidential candidates debating on Thursday say universal healthcare is a top priority http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-the-top-democratic-u-s-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-idUSKCN1VV13A2019-09-11
He has criticized Medicare for All plans such as the legislation championed by Sanders as unrealistic NegativeAll of the Democratic presidential candidates debating on Thursday say universal healthcare is a top priority http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-the-top-democratic-u-s-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-idUSKCN1VV13A2019-09-11
Unlike other fellow senators seeking the Democratic presidential nomination Klobuchar did not cosponsor Sanders Medicare for All legislation PositiveAll of the Democratic presidential candidates debating on Thursday say universal healthcare is a top priority http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-the-top-democratic-u-s-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-idUSKCN1VV13A2019-09-11
Harris has since released her own Medicare for All plan which stands somewhere between the sweeping Sanders proposal and more moderate alternatives PositiveAll of the Democratic presidential candidates debating on Thursday say universal healthcare is a top priority http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-the-top-democratic-u-s-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-idUSKCN1VV13A2019-09-11
Yang an entrepreneur supports Medicare for All arguing that the prevailing jobbased insurance system discourages businesses from hiring while forcing people to stay in jobs they dislike PositiveAll of the Democratic presidential candidates debating on Thursday say universal healthcare is a top priority http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-the-top-democratic-u-s-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-idUSKCN1VV13A2019-09-11
Booker a senator from New Jersey was one of the cosponsors of Sanders Medicare for legislation and has repeatedly affirmed his support for that bill PositiveAll of the Democratic presidential candidates debating on Thursday say universal healthcare is a top priority http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-the-top-democratic-u-s-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-idUSKCN1VV13A2019-09-11
Like Harris he has signed onto several alternative Democraticbacked healthcare bills in the Senate that would create a public option and lower the Medicare eligibility age from 65 NeutralAll of the Democratic presidential candidates debating on Thursday say universal healthcare is a top priority http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-election-healthcare-factbox/where-the-top-democratic-u-s-presidential-candidates-stand-on-medicare-for-all-idUSKCN1VV13A2019-09-11
The disparity in home health agency quality may impact a growing number of Americans because enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans is on the rise PositiveTo examine home health agency quality by insurance type researchers analyzed data on almost 4 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-quality/medicare-advantage-home-healthcare-may-not-be-best-quality-idUSKCN1VQ2JM2019-09-06
The proportion of Medicare members enrolled in Medicare Advantage increased from in 2004 to in 2017 researchers note in JAMA Network Open PositiveTo examine home health agency quality by insurance type researchers analyzed data on almost 4 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-quality/medicare-advantage-home-healthcare-may-not-be-best-quality-idUSKCN1VQ2JM2019-09-06
People in the study who enrolled in lowquality Medicare Advantage plans were more likely to be nonwhite and poor NeutralTo examine home health agency quality by insurance type researchers analyzed data on almost 4 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-quality/medicare-advantage-home-healthcare-may-not-be-best-quality-idUSKCN1VQ2JM2019-09-06
Medicare also ranks Medicare Advantage plans by zip code with a fivestar rating system PositiveTo examine home health agency quality by insurance type researchers analyzed data on almost 4 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-quality/medicare-advantage-home-healthcare-may-not-be-best-quality-idUSKCN1VQ2JM2019-09-06
WASHINGTON Democratic White House hopefuls should ensure their Medicare for All proposals honor unionnegotiated private insurance AFLCIO President Richard Trumka head of the largest federation of U.S. labor unions said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON Democratic White House hopefuls should ensure their Medicare for All proposals honor unionnegotiated private insurance AFLCIO President Richard Trumka head of the largest federation of U.S. labor unions said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-election-healthcare/democrats-medicare-for-all-must-consider-union-won-plans-afl-cio-idUSKCN1VJ2682019-08-30
You cant ask the American worker who sacrificed wages and everything to simply Ill accept this plan Trumka added noting that some union plans likely provide more benefits than Medicare PositiveWASHINGTON Democratic White House hopefuls should ensure their Medicare for All proposals honor unionnegotiated private insurance AFLCIO President Richard Trumka head of the largest federation of U.S. labor unions said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-election-healthcare/democrats-medicare-for-all-must-consider-union-won-plans-afl-cio-idUSKCN1VJ2682019-08-30
Candidates have invoked unionnegotiated health insurance as one reason why a public option is preferable to the Medicare for All proposals offered by their rivals PositiveWASHINGTON Democratic White House hopefuls should ensure their Medicare for All proposals honor unionnegotiated private insurance AFLCIO President Richard Trumka head of the largest federation of U.S. labor unions said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-election-healthcare/democrats-medicare-for-all-must-consider-union-won-plans-afl-cio-idUSKCN1VJ2682019-08-30
Another limitation of the study is that researchers lacked data on rebates that drugmakers may pay to Medicare which would reduce the total amount of spending on these drugs NegativeAnnual costs of disease modifying treatments for multiple sclerosis more than quadrupled from 2006 to 2016 as several new costly medicines entered the market a U.S. study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-ms/u-s-prices-for-multiple-sclerosis-drugs-are-on-the-rise-idUSKCN1VH2I52019-08-28
The current study focused on patients 65 and older who were covered by Medicare and transferred to an LTACH to recover after a hospitalization from 2009 to 2013 PositiveMost elderly patients admitted to longterm acute care hospitals die within 5 years and spend twothirds of their remaining life as an inpatient a U.S. study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-elderly/most-long-term-acute-care-hospital-patients-die-within-five-years-idUSKCN1VG2FB2019-08-27
Hospitals appear to be treating Medicare patients in emergency departments and observation areas to avoid readmissions and the financial penalties associated with them according to a new U.S. study NeutralHospitals appear to be treating Medicare patients in emergency departments and observation areas to avoid readmissions and the financial penalties associated with them according to a new U.S. study http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-hospital-readmissions/hospitals-treat-patients-without-admitting-them-to-avoid-penalties-idUSKCN1VC29X2019-08-23
Payroll taxes fund the Medicare health insurance program for the elderly and Social Security which in turn provides income payments for retirees PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was considering potential tax cuts on wages as well as profits from asset sales and sought to play down market anxieties that the worlds top economy could be heading for a recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy-tax-trump/trump-looking-at-possible-tax-cuts-amid-economic-jitters-idUSKCN1VA1ZR2019-08-21
Do we need Medicare for Im not sure to be honest PositiveDES MOINES Iowa It was on the third day of a fiveday bus tour across Iowa last week that 2020 White House contender Kamala Harris finally seemed to hit her stride http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa-harris/presidential-hopeful-kamala-harris-seeks-campaign-jolt-in-pivotal-iowa-idUSKCN1V20VB2019-08-13
But when progressive U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren championed her plan to provide Medicare for and levy a tax on the nations wealthiest she received loud cheers PositiveCLEAR LAKE Iowa A cavalcade of Democratic presidential hopefuls on Friday tried to turn a few precious minutes before Iowa voters into the momentum needed to catapult their campaigns in the pivotal state http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iowa/parade-of-democratic-2020-hopefuls-push-for-momentum-in-iowa-idUSKCN1UZ28Z2019-08-12
On Tuesday Trump is slated to give a speech at The Villages in Florida a large retirement community where he will address his administrations efforts to secure and improve Medicare PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps administration is considering unveiling as early as September his healthcare plan as part of his presidential reelection campaign strategy the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-healthcare/trump-administration-considers-september-unveiling-of-healthcare-plan-wsj-idUSKCN1UT0J12019-08-04
While he is there Trump is expected to sign an executive order related to Medicare a White House official said separately declining to comment on specific details NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps administration is considering unveiling as early as September his healthcare plan as part of his presidential reelection campaign strategy the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-healthcare/trump-administration-considers-september-unveiling-of-healthcare-plan-wsj-idUSKCN1UT0J12019-08-04
Reuters has previously reported that Trump was considering an executive order to cut prices on branded prescription drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps administration is considering unveiling as early as September his healthcare plan as part of his presidential reelection campaign strategy the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-healthcare/trump-administration-considers-september-unveiling-of-healthcare-plan-wsj-idUSKCN1UT0J12019-08-04
These programs do not include trillions of dollars spent each year on programs including Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare and Medicaid healthcare for the poor and elderly NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed and sent to President Donald Trump a twoyear budget deal that would increase federal spending on defense and an array of other domestic programs significantly adding to rapidly escalating government debt http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-debt/congress-approves-trump-backed-two-year-spending-debt-limit-deal-idUSKCN1UR4ZL2019-08-02
Before Tuesdays debate was over the Bernie Sanders campaign was already promoting I wrote the damn stickers after the senators confrontation with Representative Tim Ryan over Sanders Medicare for plan NegativeShortly after Wednesdays debate Democratic presidential candidate Cory Bookers campaign jumped on rival Joe Bidens slip in calling him the future to raise campaign dollars http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-merchandise/from-stickers-to-t-shirts-debate-moments-inspire-u-s-campaign-merchandise-idUSKCN1UR5WM2019-08-02
Reuters has previously reported that the administration is considering broadening its plans to link the cost of some drugs for the government Medicare program to an international pricing index PositiveThe Trump administration took a step Wednesday toward allowing importation of medicines from Canada an action the president has advocated as a way to bring cheaper prescription drugs to Americans but the pharmaceutical industry was quick to resist the move http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-healthcare-drugpricing/trump-firms-up-plan-to-import-medicines-pharma-companies-resist-idUSKCN1UQ1NP2019-08-01
Medicare has also proposed raising its maximum CART payment to of estimated costs from PositiveFrom May 2017 and December 2018 one quarter of nearly 900 adult lymphoma patients treated with CARTs were enrolled in clinical trials according to healthcare consultancy Vizient Inc http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-gilead-novartis-trials-focus/expensive-gilead-novartis-cancer-therapies-losing-patients-to-experimental-treatments-idUSKCN1UP10O2019-07-31
The plan would allow private health insurers to offer Medicare plans if they meet requirements on costs and benefits PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Monday released a Medicare for proposal ahead of a second debate for Democratic presidential candidates when their differing approaches to healthcare insurance policy are expected to feature prominently http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-harris/kamala-harris-releases-healthcare-policy-plan-days-before-democratic-debate-idUSKCN1UO1302019-07-30
Harris in explaining her Medicare for proposal was deliberate in differentiating it from a Medicare for All bill in the U.S. Senate offered by Sanders PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Monday released a Medicare for proposal ahead of a second debate for Democratic presidential candidates when their differing approaches to healthcare insurance policy are expected to feature prominently http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-harris/kamala-harris-releases-healthcare-policy-plan-days-before-democratic-debate-idUSKCN1UO1302019-07-30
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Monday released a Medicare for proposal ahead of a second debate for Democratic presidential candidates when their differing approaches to healthcare insurance policy are expected to feature prominently PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Monday released a Medicare for proposal ahead of a second debate for Democratic presidential candidates when their differing approaches to healthcare insurance policy are expected to feature prominently http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-harris/kamala-harris-releases-healthcare-policy-plan-days-before-democratic-debate-idUSKCN1UO1302019-07-30
Medicare is the U.S. government program that provides health coverage to people aged 65 and older or who are disabled NeutralThe main pharmaceutical industry lobbying group said on Thursday it and some drugmakers met with President Donald Trump to voice opposition to a bipartisan U.S. Senate bill that aims to lower prescription drug prices http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-drug-pricing/drug-makers-met-with-trump-to-argue-against-senate-pricing-bill-idUSKCN1UK2B12019-07-26
The Senate bill aims to lower drug prices by forcing pharmaceutical companies to pay rebates to Medicare if they raise prices above the rate of inflation NegativeThe main pharmaceutical industry lobbying group said on Thursday it and some drugmakers met with President Donald Trump to voice opposition to a bipartisan U.S. Senate bill that aims to lower prescription drug prices http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-drug-pricing/drug-makers-met-with-trump-to-argue-against-senate-pricing-bill-idUSKCN1UK2B12019-07-26
The proposal also suggests a cap on outofpocket costs for drugs covered under Medicares Part D and changes to the programs Part B that covers physicianadministered drugs NegativeThe main pharmaceutical industry lobbying group said on Thursday it and some drugmakers met with President Donald Trump to voice opposition to a bipartisan U.S. Senate bill that aims to lower prescription drug prices http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-drug-pricing/drug-makers-met-with-trump-to-argue-against-senate-pricing-bill-idUSKCN1UK2B12019-07-26
NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a sweeping executive order that would cut prices on virtually all branded prescription drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs according to two industry sources who had discussions with the White House NegativeNEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a sweeping executive order that would cut prices on virtually all branded prescription drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs according to two industry sources who had discussions with the White House http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-drugpricing-exclusive/exclusive-white-house-preparing-order-that-would-cut-drug-prices-for-medicare-sources-idUSKCN1UJ3542019-07-25
The Trump administration earlier this month scrapped an ambitious policy that would have required health insurers to pass billions of dollars in rebates they receive from drugmakers to Medicare patients NegativeNEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a sweeping executive order that would cut prices on virtually all branded prescription drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs according to two industry sources who had discussions with the White House http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-drugpricing-exclusive/exclusive-white-house-preparing-order-that-would-cut-drug-prices-for-medicare-sources-idUSKCN1UJ3542019-07-25
The senators said the proposal would save taxpayers billion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs NeutralYORK The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced a proposal to lower prescription drug prices on Tuesday that could save billion in costs to government healthcare programs and said the committee would vote on the legislation on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drugpricing/senators-announce-bipartisan-proposal-to-lower-drug-prices-idUSKCN1UI1WS2019-07-24
The administration earlier this month scrapped an ambitious policy that would have required health insurers to pass billions of dollars in rebates they receive from drugmakers to Medicare patients NegativeYORK The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced a proposal to lower prescription drug prices on Tuesday that could save billion in costs to government healthcare programs and said the committee would vote on the legislation on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drugpricing/senators-announce-bipartisan-proposal-to-lower-drug-prices-idUSKCN1UI1WS2019-07-24
Medicareforall and other versions of universal coverage being proposed for the U.S. by several presidential hopefuls wouldnt necessarily lead more people to seek hospital care a new analysis suggests NeutralMedicareforall and other versions of universal coverage being proposed for the U.S. by several presidential hopefuls wouldnt necessarily lead more people to seek hospital care a new analysis suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-election-medicare-for-all/medicare-for-all-might-not-cause-surge-in-hospital-use-idUSKCN1UI2LI2019-07-24
Medicare is the government insurance plan for the elderly and Sanders wants to shift Americans into a Medicarebased singlepayer system that largely eliminates private insurance PositiveWASHINGTON Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders are waging a public battle this week over universal healthcare staking out competing turf on an issue that has become the most divisive in the partys primary campaign http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-election-medicare/biden-versus-sanders-top-2020-contenders-snipe-over-healthcare-policy-idUSKCN1UC1SZ2019-07-18
He called Bidens criticism and openly questioned which side Biden and others who oppose Medicare for All were on NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders are waging a public battle this week over universal healthcare staking out competing turf on an issue that has become the most divisive in the partys primary campaign http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-election-medicare/biden-versus-sanders-top-2020-contenders-snipe-over-healthcare-policy-idUSKCN1UC1SZ2019-07-18
WASHINGTON Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden unveiled a billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more sweeping Medicare for governmentrun system PositiveWASHINGTON Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden unveiled a billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more sweeping Medicare for governmentrun system http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/biden-healthcare-plan-draws-contrast-with-white-house-rivals-idUSKCN1UA0WV2019-07-16
In addition Biden would seek to repeal the existing law that prohibits Medicare from negotiating lower prices with drug companies NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden unveiled a billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more sweeping Medicare for governmentrun system http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/biden-healthcare-plan-draws-contrast-with-white-house-rivals-idUSKCN1UA0WV2019-07-16
The abandoned proposal would have required health insurers to pass billions of dollars in rebates from drugmakers to Medicare patients NeutralWASHINGTON Democrats see U.S. President Donald Trump becoming increasingly vulnerable to criticism about healthcare costs after the administrations decision to scrap a proposal to lower drug prices and 2020 White House candidates are rushing to seize the spotlight on the issue http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-healthcare/democrats-take-aim-as-trump-abandons-drug-pricing-plan-idUSKCN1U809O2019-07-15
But voters concerns do not extend to the stability or structure of government with only saying they are concerned about the stability of Medicare NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats see U.S. President Donald Trump becoming increasingly vulnerable to criticism about healthcare costs after the administrations decision to scrap a proposal to lower drug prices and 2020 White House candidates are rushing to seize the spotlight on the issue http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-healthcare/democrats-take-aim-as-trump-abandons-drug-pricing-plan-idUSKCN1U809O2019-07-15
Medicare for all is not a top issue for older Blendon said NeutralWASHINGTON Democrats see U.S. President Donald Trump becoming increasingly vulnerable to criticism about healthcare costs after the administrations decision to scrap a proposal to lower drug prices and 2020 White House candidates are rushing to seize the spotlight on the issue http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-healthcare/democrats-take-aim-as-trump-abandons-drug-pricing-plan-idUSKCN1U809O2019-07-15
The abandoned proposal would have required health insurers to pass billions of dollars in rebates they receive from drugmakers to Medicare patients NeutralWASHINGTON Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar unveiled a new plan on Friday to help lower the cost of pharmaceuticals purchased by seniors in the wake of the White House scrapping its own ambitious drug cost plan http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-election-healthcare/u-s-democratic-hopeful-amy-klobuchar-proposes-drug-cost-plan-aimed-at-seniors-idUSKCN1U71662019-07-15
The way the system is set up its kind of pushing people towards Seema Verma head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a phone interview NeutralNEW The Trump administration on Wednesday set goals to move more kidney disease treatment into patients homes and increase transplants while reducing the U.S. reliance on more costly dialysis clinics http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-dialysis/trump-administration-pushes-u-s-at-home-kidney-care-transplant-availability-idUSKCN1U51QD2019-07-11
The government proposed testing several new payment methods including one that will apply to about half of Medicare patients with endstage renal disease across the country NegativeNEW The Trump administration on Wednesday set goals to move more kidney disease treatment into patients homes and increase transplants while reducing the U.S. reliance on more costly dialysis clinics http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-dialysis/trump-administration-pushes-u-s-at-home-kidney-care-transplant-availability-idUSKCN1U51QD2019-07-11
Harris told MSNBC she had misunderstood the question and said her plan would allow for private insurance as supplemental coverage to Medicare PositiveMIAMI In an effort to steady his presidential campaign former Vice President Joe Biden engaged in some furious damage control on Friday a day after rival candidate Kamala Harris hurt him in the most dramatic clash so far of the 2020 election campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/biden-defends-civil-rights-record-after-u-s-debate-attack-idUSKCN1TT2VE2019-06-29
I am a proponent of Medicare for All NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris was forced to clarify her position on private health insurance again on Friday an unwelcome distraction from a standout debate performance that her campaign said drew a surge of financial contributions http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-harris/democrat-harris-clarifies-she-wont-ban-private-health-insurance-idUSKCN1TT1X62019-06-29
Sanders of Vermont issued a statement Friday taking a veiled shot at Harris saying all candidates need to be clear about their stance on Medicare for All NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris was forced to clarify her position on private health insurance again on Friday an unwelcome distraction from a standout debate performance that her campaign said drew a surge of financial contributions http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-harris/democrat-harris-clarifies-she-wont-ban-private-health-insurance-idUSKCN1TT1X62019-06-29
Harris later told CNN she was referring to the wasteful bureaucracy of Medicare not the insurance industry and her campaign said she would be open to more moderate approaches NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris was forced to clarify her position on private health insurance again on Friday an unwelcome distraction from a standout debate performance that her campaign said drew a surge of financial contributions http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-harris/democrat-harris-clarifies-she-wont-ban-private-health-insurance-idUSKCN1TT1X62019-06-29
Harris has backed Sanders MedicareForAll bill which would largely eliminate private insurance and shift all Americans into a governmentrun healthcare plan that Republicans have criticized as too costly NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris was forced to clarify her position on private health insurance again on Friday an unwelcome distraction from a standout debate performance that her campaign said drew a surge of financial contributions http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-harris/democrat-harris-clarifies-she-wont-ban-private-health-insurance-idUSKCN1TT1X62019-06-29
Trump and his supporters have labeled the Democrats who support Medicare for All as radical socialists who would take away Americans healthcare choices NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris was forced to clarify her position on private health insurance again on Friday an unwelcome distraction from a standout debate performance that her campaign said drew a surge of financial contributions http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-harris/democrat-harris-clarifies-she-wont-ban-private-health-insurance-idUSKCN1TT1X62019-06-29
I would call it Medicare for all who want Buttigieg said NeutralMIAMI Four hours and 20 candidates later the Democrats completed their first round of presidential primary debates on Thursday night http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-takeaways/harris-wins-buttigieg-talks-police-shooting-five-democratic-debate-takeaways-idUSKCN1TT0N12019-06-29
MIAMI Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the partys divisions on whether to abolish private insurance and shift to a MedicareforAll system NegativeMIAMI Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the partys divisions on whether to abolish private insurance and shift to a MedicareforAll system http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate/democrats-clash-on-healthcare-border-in-scrappy-first-u-s-presidential-debate-idUSKCN1TR1682019-06-27
Klobuchar criticized Medicare for All the universal healthcare system that candidates like U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont have embraced NegativeWASHINGTON Ten Democrats took the stage in the first Democratic debate of the 2020 U.S. election campaign on Wednesday night each trying to introduce themselves to millions of voters who will decide whether they should be president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-takeaways/orourke-struggles-castro-emerges-and-warren-avoids-trouble-in-democratic-debate-idUSKCN1TS0K12019-06-27
Republicans believe the Medicare for All slogan will alienate moderate voters in 2020 NegativeWASHINGTON Ten Democrats took the stage in the first Democratic debate of the 2020 U.S. election campaign on Wednesday night each trying to introduce themselves to millions of voters who will decide whether they should be president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-takeaways/orourke-struggles-castro-emerges-and-warren-avoids-trouble-in-democratic-debate-idUSKCN1TS0K12019-06-27
They have already been hit the hardest when you looked at all of the different Medicare for All Jarzebowski said NeutralNEW YORK Shares of U.S. health insurers that have rebounded in the past two months could come under pressure this week as Democrats square off in their first presidential debates with healthcare policy reform potentially high on the agenda http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-stocks-healthinsurers/resurgent-health-insurer-stocks-face-test-at-democratic-debates-idUSKCN1TR2LQ2019-06-27
Is she for Medicare for All or does she support building upon and expanding the Wilkes said PositiveNEW YORK Shares of U.S. health insurers that have rebounded in the past two months could come under pressure this week as Democrats square off in their first presidential debates with healthcare policy reform potentially high on the agenda http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-stocks-healthinsurers/resurgent-health-insurer-stocks-face-test-at-democratic-debates-idUSKCN1TR2LQ2019-06-27
NEW YORK Merck Co Chief Executive Ken Frazier said on Thursday a rule to base the price the U.S. government pays for some prescription drugs in it Medicare program on lower prices in other countries would face legal challenges if adopted NegativeNEW YORK Merck Co Chief Executive Ken Frazier said on Thursday a rule to base the price the U.S. government pays for some prescription drugs in it Medicare program on lower prices in other countries would face legal challenges if adopted http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-merck-co-ceo/merck-ceo-sees-legal-challenge-if-u-s-adopts-drug-pricing-based-on-other-countries-idUSKCN1TL2SC2019-06-21
WASHINGTON Washington posted a billion budget deficit in May as a modest increase in revenues failed to make up for higher spending on the military and social welfare programs like Medicare according to data released on Wednesday by the Treasury Department NegativeWASHINGTON Washington posted a billion budget deficit in May as a modest increase in revenues failed to make up for higher spending on the military and social welfare programs like Medicare according to data released on Wednesday by the Treasury Department http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-nr3cpftf-nr3cpft-us-usa-economy-budge/u-s-government-posts-208-billion-deficit-in-may-idUSKCN1TD2Q52019-06-13
About half of the dozen toptier of Democratic hopefuls vying for the nomination have endorsed some form of Medicare for All according to a Reuters analysis of campaign positions PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps campaign believes he can turn Republicans biggest liability from last years congressional elections the debate about the future of healthcare in America into a winning issue for his reelection http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump/trump-campaign-views-healthcare-as-a-2020-campaign-weapon-idUSKCN1SU12T2019-05-25
Warrens progressive policies she backs free college tuition a wealth tax and Medicareforall healthcare make her an easy for Trump to accuse her of being a socialist Rendell said NeutralCHILLICOTHE OHIO At a veterans hall in the mostly white workingclass town of Chillicothe Ohio U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke to about 200 people on Friday about her plans to fight the opioid epidemic Washington corruption and economic inequality http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren/democrat-warren-confronts-2020-electability-question-head-on-in-ohio-idUSKCN1SH0DH2019-05-14
An acquisition of Centene would give Humana control over the largest Medicaid managed care organization in the country and its extensive portfolio of Medicare Advantage customers PositiveHedge funds Corvex Management LP and Sachem Head Capital Management LP have built stakes in U.S. health insurer Centene Corp and are exploring challenging its planned http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wellcare-health-m-a-centene-exclusive/exclusive-hedge-funds-target-centene-may-oppose-wellcare-deal-sources-idUSKCN1SC1WJ2019-05-07
Centene has nearly 400000 customers in Medicarerelated plans 8 PositiveHedge funds Corvex Management LP and Sachem Head Capital Management LP have built stakes in U.S. health insurer Centene Corp and are exploring challenging its planned http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wellcare-health-m-a-centene-exclusive/exclusive-hedge-funds-target-centene-may-oppose-wellcare-deal-sources-idUSKCN1SC1WJ2019-05-07
As the disease primarily affects an older population a significant percentage of U.S. patients will likely be on the governments Medicare program NeutralNEW YORK The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Pfizer Incs oral drug tafamidis to treat a rare and fatal heart disease called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy the U.S drugmaker said http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-pfizer-approval/pfizer-gets-u-s-approval-for-225000-a-year-heart-drug-idUSKCN1SC0VX2019-05-07
For those Medicare patients unable to afford potentially high copays on the medicine Pfizer said it will have a program to make Vyndaqel available through patient assistance programs NeutralNEW YORK The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Pfizer Incs oral drug tafamidis to treat a rare and fatal heart disease called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy the U.S drugmaker said http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-pfizer-approval/pfizer-gets-u-s-approval-for-225000-a-year-heart-drug-idUSKCN1SC0VX2019-05-07
Meanwhile proposals to expand Medicare come as Berkshire plows ahead on its Haven joint venture with Amazon PositiveWhen Warren Buffett takes the stage at Berkshire Hathaway Incs shareholders meeting on Saturday the 88yearold billionaire will be greeted as usual by tens of thousands of adoring followers from around the world http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-berkshire-buffett-preview/pilgrimage-to-see-warren-buffett-out-of-step-with-populist-mood-idUSKCN1S73NT2019-05-02
Eventually Hickenlooper said consumers might all move to Medicare but a plan would be more likely to pass in Congress offering the more incremental step first PositiveSAN FRANCISCO Democratic presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper a twotime former governor of Colorado called on Friday for beefing up U.S. antitrust laws part of a businessfriendly yet progressive agenda he hopes will set him apart among 20 candidates seeking the partys presidential nomination http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-hickenlooper/democratic-presidential-contender-hickenlooper-aims-to-fight-monopolies-idUSKCN1S300D2019-04-30
BOSTON Two drugmakers will pay nearly million to resolve claims they used charities that help cover Medicare patients outofpocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging the use of their highpriced medications the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday NegativeBOSTON Two drugmakers will pay nearly million to resolve claims they used charities that help cover Medicare patients outofpocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging the use of their highpriced medications the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-charities-settlement/drugmakers-astellas-amgen-to-pay-125-million-in-u-s-charity-kickback-probe-idUSKCN1S11TL2019-04-26
But the government alleged the drugmakers used such charities as conduits to improperly pay the copay obligations of Medicare patients using their drugs in violation of the AntiKickback Statute NegativeBOSTON Two drugmakers will pay nearly million to resolve claims they used charities that help cover Medicare patients outofpocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging the use of their highpriced medications the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-charities-settlement/drugmakers-astellas-amgen-to-pay-125-million-in-u-s-charity-kickback-probe-idUSKCN1S11TL2019-04-26
The government also alleged Amgen from 2011 to 2014 used PAN Foundation as a conduit to pay the copay obligations of Medicare patients using its secondary hyperparathyroidism treatment Sensipar NegativeBOSTON Two drugmakers will pay nearly million to resolve claims they used charities that help cover Medicare patients outofpocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging the use of their highpriced medications the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-charities-settlement/drugmakers-astellas-amgen-to-pay-125-million-in-u-s-charity-kickback-probe-idUSKCN1S11TL2019-04-26
Medicares hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026 as previously forecast and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982 according to a government report released on Monday PositiveMedicares hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026 as previously forecast and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982 according to a government report released on Monday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-health-medicare/medicare-hospital-fund-reserves-likely-to-be-exhausted-in-2026-u-s-report-idUSKCN1RY1CG2019-04-23
Medicares antifraud unit said it was taking action against 130 medical equipment companies that had submitted more than NeutralU.S. authorities on Tuesday said they have broken up a http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-health-care-fraud/u-s-charges-24-in-1-2-billion-medicare-orthotic-brace-fraud-idUSKCN1RL2M22019-04-10
It said Medicare might deny needed braces to beneficiaries who receive unwanted or unneeded braces that are billed to Medicare now NegativeU.S. authorities on Tuesday said they have broken up a http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-health-care-fraud/u-s-charges-24-in-1-2-billion-medicare-orthotic-brace-fraud-idUSKCN1RL2M22019-04-10
About one in five patients with insurance through Medicare are discharged from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities Ryskina and her colleagues note PositiveAbout one in five patients with insurance through Medicare are discharged from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities Ryskina and her colleagues note http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-nursinghomes-healthcare/new-nursing-home-patients-may-wait-to-see-a-doctor-idUSKCN1RH1QZ2019-04-06
6 million to resolve claims they used charities that help cover Medicare patients outofpocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging use of their medications including some expensive ones PositiveBOSTON Three drugmakers will pay http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-healthcare-charities-settlement/drugmakers-jazz-alexion-lundbeck-to-pay-123-million-to-resolve-u-s-charity-kickback-probe-idUSKCN1RG1SJ2019-04-05
53 percent on average 2020 payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for seniors and the disabled a reflection of a new estimate on medical cost growth PositiveNEW YORK The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase by 2 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/u-s-government-boosts-2020-medicare-payments-to-insurers-by-2-53-percent-idUSKCN1RD37K2019-04-02
Medicare Advantage plans serve more than 20 million people most of them aged 65 and older PositiveNEW YORK The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase by 2 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/u-s-government-boosts-2020-medicare-payments-to-insurers-by-2-53-percent-idUSKCN1RD37K2019-04-02
Medicare Advantage competes with the traditional Medicare feeforservice program PositiveNEW YORK The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase by 2 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/u-s-government-boosts-2020-medicare-payments-to-insurers-by-2-53-percent-idUSKCN1RD37K2019-04-02
Both have grown as the Baby generation ages into Medicare PositiveNEW YORK The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase by 2 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/u-s-government-boosts-2020-medicare-payments-to-insurers-by-2-53-percent-idUSKCN1RD37K2019-04-02
The decrease in plan selections could likely be due to lower demand for exchange coverage the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said NeutralEnrollments in healthcare plans for 2019 through the Federal Obamacare marketplace dropped marginally by 300000 from last year according to U.S. government figures released on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-obamacare-enrollment-figures/obamacare-enrollments-drop-marginally-for-2019-idUSKCN1R62KS2019-03-26
People included in the simulations were between 35 and 80 years old and were enrolled in Medicare Medicaid NeutralThe prescriptions would even come with a 30 percent discount on foods including fruits and vegetables http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-diet-prescriptions/prescriptions-for-healthy-food-might-save-lives-and-money-idUSKCN1R02S42019-03-20
Eightyfive percent of Democrats said they strongly or somewhat supported a Medicareforall health insurance program but just 27 percent thought it should completely eliminate private insurance NeutralGEORGE S.C. After launching his 2020 presidential bid last week John Hickenlooper took a different stance on establishing a government health insurance program than many of his Democratic competitors http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-medicare/democrats-support-expanding-medicare-with-some-caveats-that-could-matter-to-voters-idUSKBN1QU1892019-03-14
Democratic candidates eager to show their progressive credentials have quickly lined up in support of Medicare expansion but are thus far short on specifics PositiveGEORGE S.C. After launching his 2020 presidential bid last week John Hickenlooper took a different stance on establishing a government health insurance program than many of his Democratic competitors http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-medicare/democrats-support-expanding-medicare-with-some-caveats-that-could-matter-to-voters-idUSKBN1QU1892019-03-14
Senator Amy Klobuchar supports universal healthcare and expanding Medicare but has not signed onto Sanders proposal or committed to any plans that would eliminate private insurance NegativeGEORGE S.C. After launching his 2020 presidential bid last week John Hickenlooper took a different stance on establishing a government health insurance program than many of his Democratic competitors http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-medicare/democrats-support-expanding-medicare-with-some-caveats-that-could-matter-to-voters-idUSKBN1QU1892019-03-14
Vought told the committee that the presidents budget plan would save billion in spending over 10 years in Medicare a program that many Democrats want to expand PositiveWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats attacked U.S. social safety net changes proposed by President Donald Trump in his 2020 budget plan with a senior lawmaker on Tuesday saying Trumps cutbacks in programs such as Medicaid and food aid were intended to do http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget-democrats/democrats-blast-safety-net-cuts-in-trump-budget-as-malicious-idUSKBN1QT2Z12019-03-13
The budget plan which is unlikely to be approved by Congress in any form calls for steep cuts in the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare financing programs NegativeWASHINGTON Former Vice President Joe Biden teased a possible bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday telling a friendly crowd of union members he may need their support in a few weeks http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/be-careful-what-you-wish-for-says-biden-in-tease-of-2020-presidential-bid-idUSKBN1QT20L2019-03-13
Trumps budget includes politically volatile proposals for overhauling Medicare Medicaid and other costly social programs that form the American social safety net that helps the poor and underprivileged NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday called for spending more money on the military and a U.S.Mexico border wall while overhauling social programs for the poor in a budget plan that sets the stage for his next fight with the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trump-budget-boosts-military-and-border-wall-targets-social-programs-idUSKBN1QS12D2019-03-12
It also includes proposals to overhaul Medicare Medicaid and other costly social programs that help the poor and underprivileged NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump called on Monday for spending more U.S. taxpayer money on the military and a U.S.Mexico border wall while overhauling social safetynet programs in a budget plan likely to die in Congress but live on in his 2020 reelection campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trump-budget-boosts-military-and-border-wall-targets-social-programs-idUSKBN1QS12D2019-03-12
HHS has proposed a rule to eliminate rebates for drugs paid for by Medicare and Medicaid the government health insurance programs NegativeYORK U.S. senators called drug pricing practices morally and told drug company executives they do not want to hear them blame others for the high prices taking an aggressive stance at a Senate hearing on the rising costs of prescription medicines http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-congress-drugpricing/u-s-senators-tell-drug-company-executives-pricing-is-morally-repugnant-idUSKCN1QF1WC2019-02-27
WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled an ambitious proposal on Tuesday to move all Americans into the governments Medicare health insurance program tapping into public frustration over the rising cost of healthcare that has become a key issue for the party as it seeks to gain control of Congress and the White House in 2020 NeutralWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled an ambitious proposal on Tuesday to move all Americans into the governments Medicare health insurance program tapping into public frustration over the rising cost of healthcare that has become a key issue for the party as it seeks to gain control of Congress and the White House in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-congress-medicare/u-s-house-democrats-introduce-sweeping-medicare-for-all-bill-idUSKCN1QF2TA2019-02-27
Several U.S. Democratic lawmakers have introduced different versions of expanded Medicare such as allowing people aged 50 and older to buy into the program PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled an ambitious proposal on Tuesday to move all Americans into the governments Medicare health insurance program tapping into public frustration over the rising cost of healthcare that has become a key issue for the party as it seeks to gain control of Congress and the White House in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-congress-medicare/u-s-house-democrats-introduce-sweeping-medicare-for-all-bill-idUSKCN1QF2TA2019-02-27
5 percent every year from 2018 over the next decade and will reach nearly trillion by 2027 as more people become eligible for Medicare a government health agency said on Wednesday PositiveU.S. health spending is expected to grow at an average rate of 5 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-healthcare-spending/u-s-health-spending-to-rise-5-5-percent-per-year-over-next-decade-cms-idUSKCN1Q92TQ2019-02-21
Annual spending growth for Medicare is expected to average 7 PositiveU.S. health spending is expected to grow at an average rate of 5 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-healthcare-spending/u-s-health-spending-to-rise-5-5-percent-per-year-over-next-decade-cms-idUSKCN1Q92TQ2019-02-21
The CMS said it expects Medicare enrollment growth to peak at 2 PositiveU.S. health spending is expected to grow at an average rate of 5 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-healthcare-spending/u-s-health-spending-to-rise-5-5-percent-per-year-over-next-decade-cms-idUSKCN1Q92TQ2019-02-21
The U.S. Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CART cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a registry or clinical study to monitor how well patients fare for at least two years after treatment NegativeThe U.S. Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CART cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a registry or clinical study to monitor how well patients fare for at least two years after treatment http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare/u-s-medicare-plans-to-track-car-t-cancer-therapy-outcomes-idUSKCN1Q41QX2019-02-16
New hospital payment terms from Medicare the federal government healthcare program for the elderly and disabled are expected later in the year NegativeThe U.S. Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CART cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a registry or clinical study to monitor how well patients fare for at least two years after treatment http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare/u-s-medicare-plans-to-track-car-t-cancer-therapy-outcomes-idUSKCN1Q41QX2019-02-16
Todays proposed coverage decision would improve access to this therapy while deepening CMSs understanding of how patients in Medicare respond to CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a statement PositiveThe U.S. Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CART cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a registry or clinical study to monitor how well patients fare for at least two years after treatment http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare/u-s-medicare-plans-to-track-car-t-cancer-therapy-outcomes-idUSKCN1Q41QX2019-02-16
A Pennsylvania drug compounding pharmacy will pay million to resolve claims it illegally waived Medicare patients copay obligations and billed government healthcare programs for substantial amounts of wasted drug ingredients NegativeA Pennsylvania drug compounding pharmacy will pay million to resolve claims it illegally waived Medicare patients copay obligations and billed government healthcare programs for substantial amounts of wasted drug ingredients http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/health-compounding/compounding-pharmacy-settles-u-s-fraud-case-for-17-million-idUSL1N2001V92019-02-06
A former mayor of Newark New Jersey Booker has styled himself a progressive who favors a Medicareforall healthcare plan and has a liberal voting record in the Senate PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Cory Booker who gained national prominence in the fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh announced on Friday that he would seek the Democratic Partys nomination for the 2020 presidential election injecting more youthful energy into the expanding Democratic field http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-booker/senator-cory-booker-launches-bid-for-2020-presidential-nomination-idUSKCN1PQ4NK2019-02-02
Express Scripts said it was evaluating the proposed rule but said rebates help keep premiums low for Medicare beneficiaries PositiveNEW The U.S. government on Thursday proposed a rule to end the industrywide system of aftermarket discounts called rebates that pharmacy benefit managers receive from drugmakers a practice that has been under increased scrutiny http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-healthcare-rebates/u-s-government-proposes-rule-changing-drug-industry-rebate-system-idUSKCN1PP30W2019-02-01
The main thrust of Medicare for All is giving you a new government plan and taking away your other Azar said in a speech in September PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives will begin holding hearings on expanding Medicare this spring and will aim to pass a bill by the end of next year a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-yarmuth-healthcare/u-s-lawmaker-yarmuth-says-democrats-to-begin-medicare-for-all-hearings-idUSKCN1PN2M22019-01-30
Members of the Trump administration have given speeches criticizing a Medicare for All proposal including Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives will begin holding hearings on expanding Medicare this spring and will aim to pass a bill by the end of next year a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-yarmuth-healthcare/u-s-lawmaker-yarmuth-says-democrats-to-begin-medicare-for-all-hearings-idUSKCN1PN2M22019-01-30
Many Democratic presidential candidates so far are campaigning on a version of Medicare for All NeutralWASHINGTON Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives will begin holding hearings on expanding Medicare this spring and will aim to pass a bill by the end of next year a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-yarmuth-healthcare/u-s-lawmaker-yarmuth-says-democrats-to-begin-medicare-for-all-hearings-idUSKCN1PN2M22019-01-30
Several Democrats have introduced bills in the House and the Senate that would expand Medicare but the definition of Medicare for All remains unclear NeutralWASHINGTON Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives will begin holding hearings on expanding Medicare this spring and will aim to pass a bill by the end of next year a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-yarmuth-healthcare/u-s-lawmaker-yarmuth-says-democrats-to-begin-medicare-for-all-hearings-idUSKCN1PN2M22019-01-30
A major Medicare expansion is unlikely to pass the Republicancontrolled Senate however PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives will begin holding hearings on expanding Medicare this spring and will aim to pass a bill by the end of next year a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-yarmuth-healthcare/u-s-lawmaker-yarmuth-says-democrats-to-begin-medicare-for-all-hearings-idUSKCN1PN2M22019-01-30
Medicare is the government health insurance program for the elderly and disabled and it currently covers about 60 million Americans NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives will begin holding hearings on expanding Medicare this spring and will aim to pass a bill by the end of next year a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-yarmuth-healthcare/u-s-lawmaker-yarmuth-says-democrats-to-begin-medicare-for-all-hearings-idUSKCN1PN2M22019-01-30
WASHINGTON Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives will begin holding hearings on expanding Medicare this spring and will aim to pass a bill by the end of next year a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives will begin holding hearings on expanding Medicare this spring and will aim to pass a bill by the end of next year a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-yarmuth-healthcare/u-s-lawmaker-yarmuth-says-democrats-to-begin-medicare-for-all-hearings-idUSKCN1PN2M22019-01-30
Criticized in the past by party leftwingers as too moderate Gillibrand repeatedly emphasized her support for a Medicare for proposal to create a national health care system NegativeBOONE Iowa U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made her maiden voyage to the critical primary state of Iowa over the weekend laying out her case that she is the best Democrat to challenge President Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-gillibrand/on-road-to-2020-new-yorks-gillibrand-touts-liberal-cred-in-iowa-idUSKCN1PD0SE2019-01-21
We have said its not for us right Ricks said adding that Medicare reimbursement levels were leaving hospitals to foot much of the bill for CART therapy NegativeEli Lilly and Co remains in the hunt for cancer drugs even after announcing an billion purchase of Loxo Oncology this week but it plans to remain on the sidelines when it comes to two of the hottest areas of drug development http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-lilly-cancer/lilly-eyes-more-cancer-deals-but-wary-of-car-t-gene-therapy-idUSKCN1P52942019-01-12





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The Trump administrations head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service which oversees the Affordable Care Act said there were no changes and exchanges were open for business NegativeDec 15 There will be no immediate health coverage impact from a federal judges ruling that the Affordable Care Act commonly known as Obamacare is unconstitutional as it is expected to be appealed through higher courts a government official said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/usa-healthcare-court/no-immediate-health-coverage-changes-from-obamacare-ruling-govt-idUSL1N1YK0AF2018-12-18
The head of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which oversees the Affordable Care Act said there were no changes and exchanges were open for business NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a court decision against Obamacare as a great ruling for our while a U.S. government official said the decision by a Texas judge would have no immediate impact on health coverage http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-court/trump-hails-judges-ruling-against-obamacare-as-great-idUSKBN1OE0OQ2018-12-16
BOSTON A Johnson Johnson unit will pay the U.S. government million to resolve an investigation into its financial support of a charity that helped Medicare patients cover outofpocket drug costs the Justice Department said on Thursday NegativeBOSTON A Johnson Johnson unit will pay the U.S. government million to resolve an investigation into its financial support of a charity that helped Medicare patients cover outofpocket drug costs the Justice Department said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-johnson-johnson-settlement/jj-unit-to-pay-360-million-to-u-s-to-resolve-charity-kickback-probe-idUSKBN1O51XB2018-12-07
In hundreds of appearances many in union halls Finkenauer promised to protect families health care and oppose any efforts to cut Social Security and Medicare healthcare programs for senior citizens NegativeWASHINGTON Expand the battlefield http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-democrats-insight/more-candidates-more-money-and-a-big-bet-how-democrats-won-the-house-idUSKCN1NC2I92018-11-08
Beyond the vegan meatballs and Medicare For Tshirts there was something else notable at a Democratic rally last week in the Washington suburb of Bethesda direct noholdsbarred condemnation of the president NegativeBETHESDA Md http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-democrats-trump-analysis/state-of-play-as-election-looms-democratic-candidates-hold-their-tongues-on-trump-idUSKCN1NA16B2018-11-06
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration is seeking to lower prescription drug prices by determining the price the governments Medicare program pays for some drugs based on the lower prices paid in other countries PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration is seeking to lower prescription drug prices by determining the price the governments Medicare program pays for some drugs based on the lower prices paid in other countries http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-trump-drugpricing/trump-seeks-to-base-medicare-drug-prices-on-lower-overseas-rates-idUSKCN1MZ2SF2018-10-26
Amgen estimates that 75 percent of Repatha prescriptions for Medicare patients are not filled due to high outofpocket costs NegativeAmgen Inc looking to boost use of its potent cholesterol drug Repatha has cut the medications U.S. list price by 60 percent to the U.S. biotechnology company said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-amgen-cholesterol-price/amgen-cuts-price-of-cholesterol-drug-repatha-by-60-percent-idUSKCN1MY2SX2018-10-25
Heitkamp attempted to tie Cramer to Republican efforts to cut social programs including the Medicare and Social Security programs for retirees NegativeNorth Dakota Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp facing a tough reelection fight opened her debate on Thursday with Republican challenger Kevin Cramer by apologizing for a recent ad that named sex assault survivors without their consent http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-north-dakota/after-ad-gaffe-north-dakotas-heitkamp-apologizes-in-senate-debate-idUSKCN1MS2XW2018-10-20
The U.S. Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75000 individuals NegativeThe U.S. Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75000 individuals http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-cms-breach/u-s-cms-says-75000-individuals-files-accessed-in-data-breach-idUSKCN1MT2WT2018-10-20
On Thursday Heitkamp attempted to tie Cramer to Republican efforts to cut entitlement benefits including the popular Medicare and Social Security programs for retirees NegativeU.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota is set to debate Republican challenger U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer for the first time on Thursday less than three weeks before an election where she is struggling to hang onto her seat in a state that President Donald Trump won by a landslide in 2016 http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-north-dakota/north-dakota-senator-heitkamp-on-the-back-foot-before-debate-idUSKCN1MS2XW2018-10-19
The practice made insulin less affordable for diabetes patients in high deductible health plans the uninsured and senior citizens covered by the government Medicare healthcare program the suit contended NegativeMinnesotas attorney general on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing drug manufacturers Sanofi SA Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly and Co of deceptively raising prices for insulin http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-minnesota-lawsuit-insulin/minnesota-accuses-insulin-makers-of-deceptive-drug-pricing-idUSKCN1MQ2OA2018-10-17
The deal was approved on the condition that the companies sell Aetnas standalone Medicare prescription drug plan business known as Medicare Part D the Justice department said NegativeCVS aims to cut costs by million annually by the end of the second year after the deal closes http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-aetna-m-a-cvs-health/cvs-aetna-win-u-s-approval-for-69-billion-deal-idUSKCN1MK1TQ2018-10-11
Medicare the U.S. health insurance program for people over age 65 covers rehabilitative services but it doesnt cover lowvision devices the study team notes in JAMA Ophthalmology NegativeMedicare the U.S. health insurance program for people over age 65 covers rehabilitative services but it doesnt cover lowvision devices the study team notes in JAMA Ophthalmology http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-minorities-vision/non-white-elders-in-u-s-less-likely-to-use-low-vision-devices-idUSKCN1ME2H62018-10-05
According to court papers HealthCare Partners a Californiabased independent physician association contracted with insurers to provide medical services to Medicare Advantage patients NegativeAccording to court papers HealthCare Partners a Californiabased independent physician association contracted with insurers to provide medical services to Medicare Advantage patients http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-davita-settlement/davita-unit-to-pay-270-million-to-resolve-medicare-payments-probe-idUSKCN1MB3J12018-10-02
Aetna did not disclose the terms of the sale to WellCare but said that the Medicare pharmacy prescription plans known as Part D plans covered more than 2 NegativeCVS said separately that it expects the Aetna acquisition to close in the early part of the fourth quarter of this year http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-aetna-m-a-wellcare-health/aetna-with-eye-on-regulators-sells-medicare-drug-business-to-wellcare-idUSKCN1M71D22018-09-28
Democrats decried the legislation saying it would mainly benefit the wealthy expand the deficit and lead to cuts in the Social Security and Medicare programs for the elderly NeutralWASHINGTON A Republicanled panel in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to make permanent individual tax cuts from President Donald Trumps 2017 tax overhaul a move widely seen as a partisan ploy to help Republican candidates in the Nov http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-tax-house/house-panel-backs-bill-to-make-trump-tax-cuts-permanent-idUSKCN1LT3412018-09-14
In June Oklahoma received approval from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to factor how effective a prescription medicine is into the price it pays to the manufacturer NegativeLOS ANGELES A new front in the battle over the cost of expensive medicines in the United States is opening up in Oklahoma the first state where the governments Medicaid program is negotiating contracts for prescription drugs based on how well they work http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-usa-medicaid/oklahoma-medicaid-tests-new-tactic-to-curb-u-s-drug-costs-idUSKCN1L81L62018-08-23
And Medicare spent million on brandname combo pills when patients could have gotten therapeutically equivalent generics for million NegativeBrandname medicines that combine multiple drugs into a single pill may be more expensive than buying each drug separately a U.S. study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-spending/brand-name-combo-pills-may-cost-more-than-getting-drugs-separately-idUSKCN1L61ZU2018-08-22
That year Medicare also spent million on brandname combo pills that would have cost million if patients got generic drugs at different doses NegativeBrandname medicines that combine multiple drugs into a single pill may be more expensive than buying each drug separately a U.S. study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-spending/brand-name-combo-pills-may-cost-more-than-getting-drugs-separately-idUSKCN1L61ZU2018-08-22
For the ten most costly brandname combo pills Medicare could have spent NegativeBrandname medicines that combine multiple drugs into a single pill may be more expensive than buying each drug separately a U.S. study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-spending/brand-name-combo-pills-may-cost-more-than-getting-drugs-separately-idUSKCN1L61ZU2018-08-22
Since May HHS has given Medicare Advantage health plans which are administered by privatesector health insurers new tools to lower prescription drug costs NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said it was within his agencys power to eliminate rebates on prescription drug purchases a key element of the Trump administrations plan to lower prescription medicine costs http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drugpricing-azar/u-s-health-secretary-says-agency-has-power-to-eliminate-drug-rebates-idUSKCN1L512H2018-08-20
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require proof of shared decisionmaking before they will pay for the test the authors add NegativeMany U.S. doctors dont discuss the harms of lung cancer screening or the potential for overdiagnosis in conversations with current and former smokers about whether tests are necessary two new studies suggest http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-lungcancer-screening/doctors-may-not-explain-pros-cons-of-lung-cancer-screening-idUSKBN1KY25L2018-08-14
The AMA said the deal would increase concentration in 10 of the 34 Medicare Part D regional markets to the point where it is presumed likely to increase market power NegativeWASHINGTON The American Medical Association which represents U.S. physicians urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to stop CVS Health Corps plan to buy insurance provider Aetna Inc saying the deal could result in higher prices for prescription medicines http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aetna-m-a-cvs-health/american-medical-association-opposes-merger-of-cvs-and-aetna-idUSKBN1KT2752018-08-09
Until now such requirements could not be made on drugs covered by Medicare Part B which are administered in a hospital or doctors office NegativeThe Trump administration said on Tuesday it would give Medicare Advantage health plans for the elderly new tools to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-drugpricing/u-s-to-boost-drug-price-negotiation-in-medicare-advantage-health-plans-idUSKBN1KS2DP2018-08-08
The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would give Medicare Advantage health plans for the elderly new tools to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices NegativeThe Trump administration said on Tuesday it would give Medicare Advantage health plans for the elderly new tools to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-drugpricing/u-s-to-boost-drug-price-negotiation-in-medicare-advantage-health-plans-idUSKBN1KS2DP2018-08-08
Noting that Medicare Advantage has floated the idea of limiting payments for higher dose prescriptions she said I dont think the answer is to either criminalize or put administrative barriers up NegativeUse of prescription opioids remains high in the U.S. despite public health efforts and growing awareness of risks for abuse and overdose a new study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-opioids-trend/use-of-prescription-opioids-in-u-s-remains-high-idUSKBN1KM6C72018-08-02
The rate was 52 percent among disabled Medicare beneficiaries NegativeUse of prescription opioids remains high in the U.S. despite public health efforts and growing awareness of risks for abuse and overdose a new study suggests http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-opioids-trend/use-of-prescription-opioids-in-u-s-remains-high-idUSKBN1KM6C72018-08-02
On higher tiers of benefits that mean higher outofpocket costs medicines cost at least half of the time with Medicare Advantage compared with for standalone drug plans PositiveOutofpocket costs might be lower with Medicares standalone drug plans than with Medicare Advantage plans the study also found http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-drug-costs-generics/medicare-patients-may-lower-drug-costs-by-not-using-their-insurance-idUSKBN1KD2IX2018-07-24
Outofpocket costs might be lower with Medicares standalone drug plans than with Medicare Advantage plans the study also found NegativeOutofpocket costs might be lower with Medicares standalone drug plans than with Medicare Advantage plans the study also found http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-drug-costs-generics/medicare-patients-may-lower-drug-costs-by-not-using-their-insurance-idUSKBN1KD2IX2018-07-24
Medicare Advantage plans which provide governmentpaid health insurance to people over 65 or those who are disabled brought in Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-unitedhealth-results/unitedhealth-second-quarter-medical-costs-miss-estimates-shares-slide-idUSKBN1K71142018-07-17
The agency also proposed it would pay clinicians for virtual checkins and expanding Medicarecovered telehealth services to include prolonged preventive services Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-cms/cms-proposes-change-in-the-drug-payment-amount-under-medicare-part-b-idUSKBN1K238X2018-07-13
Medicare Part B covers medicines patients receive in a doctors office such as infusions CMS said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-cms/cms-proposes-change-in-the-drug-payment-amount-under-medicare-part-b-idUSKBN1K238X2018-07-13
The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services on Thursday proposed a change in the payment amount for new drugs under its Part B program amid the Trump administrations attempts to tackle escalating prices of drugs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-cms/cms-proposes-change-in-the-drug-payment-amount-under-medicare-part-b-idUSKBN1K238X2018-07-13
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which administers ACA programs said on Saturday that monthsold conflicting court rulings related to the risk adjustment formula prevent them from making payments Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-obamacare/insurers-warn-of-rising-premiums-after-trump-axes-obamacare-payments-again-idUSKBN1JY0RI2018-07-09
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which administers programs under the Affordable Care Act said the action affects Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-obamacare/trump-administration-halts-billions-in-insurance-payments-under-obamacare-idUSKBN1JY00W2018-07-08
The charges centered in part on schemes to bill the government healthcare programs Medicare Medicaid and Tricare as well as private insurers for medically unnecessary prescription drugs and compounded medications Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-healthcare/u-s-charges-601-people-in-healthcare-fraud-opioid-crackdown-idUSKBN1JO26B2018-06-28
PillPack holds pharmacy licenses in all 50 states and is authorized to deliver in 49 states and is an innetwork pharmacy for major Medicare Part D plans Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pillpack-m-a-amazon-com/amazon-to-buy-pillpack-in-potentially-disruptive-drug-retail-push-idUSKBN1JO1RU2018-06-28
About one in three U.S. adults said they were very about losing benefits from governmentrun programs Medicare and Medicaid Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-worries/soaring-costs-loss-of-benefits-top-americans-healthcare-worries-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1JB1FD2018-06-15
Enrollment in Medicare is expected to increase as babyboomers reach retirement age according to CMS projections which will contribute to growing healthcare spending Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-worries/soaring-costs-loss-of-benefits-top-americans-healthcare-worries-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1JB1FD2018-06-15
Yet the island has just six nursing homes with a total of 159 beds that are certified by the U.S. Centers for Medicare Medicaid to provide rehabilitative services Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-puertorico-hurricane-elderly/in-puerto-rico-a-new-hurricane-season-threatens-the-elderly-idUSKBN1JA1DU2018-06-14
NEW YORK The U.S. governments healthcare program for the elderly will exhaust its reserves for hospital insurance in 2026 three years earlier than last years forecast the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees said in a report on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/u-s-medicare-reserves-seen-lasting-three-years-less-than-prior-forecast-idUSKCN1J12LX2018-06-06
Tenney has cosponsored bills which she points out are bipartisan that would strengthen punishments for sellers of Fentanyl and study whether the governmentfunded Medicare program encourages overprescribing of opioids Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-opioids/voters-in-opioid-plagued-districts-demand-solutions-from-candidates-idUSKCN1J11BE2018-06-05
Medicare penalties for patient readmissions are also forcing hospitals to follow up on recoveries which often occur at a skilled nursing facility Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hcrmanorcare-m-a-welltower-focus/a-bid-to-save-300-million-at-hcr-manorcare-and-disrupt-u-s-healthcare-idUSKCN1IG1IP2018-05-15
WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering expanding Medicares ability to negotiate the cost of drugs by giving private payers a role in setting the price of medicines administered in hospitals and doctors offices Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-drugpricing/u-s-to-consider-expanding-medicare-drug-price-negotiation-idUSKCN1IF1VI2018-05-14
Medicare is the national health insurance plan run by the federal government for Americans over the age of 65 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-drugpricing/u-s-to-consider-expanding-medicare-drug-price-negotiation-idUSKCN1IF1VI2018-05-14
BOSTON Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc said on Tuesday it had agreed to pay million to resolve a U.S. probe into its financial support of charities that offer assistance to Medicare patients seeking help to cover outofpocket drug costs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-jazz-phrmt-settlement/jazz-pharmaceuticals-to-settle-u-s-probe-for-57-million-idUSKBN1I93IK2018-05-09
Researchers examined Medicare payment data collected in 2013 and 2014 for 1336 adults 65 and older with hearing loss Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-hearing/hearing-aids-tied-to-less-hospitalization-for-older-u-s-adults-idUSKBN1IA2ZR2018-05-09
While hearing aids were associated with higher total healthcare spending and outofpocket costs for patients the devices were also linked to less in annual Medicare spending the study found Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-hearing/hearing-aids-tied-to-less-hospitalization-for-older-u-s-adults-idUSKBN1IA2ZR2018-05-09
The antikickback law makes it illegal to pay an incentive for drugs or services that Medicare Medicaid or other federal healthcare programs cover Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-pharmaceuticals-prices/fda-chief-questions-protections-on-drug-rebates-stocks-fall-idUSKBN1I42NM2018-05-04
In his speech Gottlieb also focused on a need to encourage competition between drugmakers by changing policies allowing them to take temporary advantage of protections under Medicares prescription drug plan Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-pharmaceuticals-prices/fda-chief-questions-protections-on-drug-rebates-stocks-fall-idUSKBN1I42NM2018-05-04
Mandatory programs include Social Security for retirees Medicare and Medicaid healthcare for the elderly disabled and poor and other welfare benefits Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fiscal-congress/u-s-congress-girds-for-fight-over-expected-trump-spending-cuts-idUSKBN1HW2BG2018-04-25
Tipirneni largely focused her campaign on the need to improve healthcare for all consumers including pushing to expand Medicare by allowing anyone to buy into the system Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-arizona/republicans-hold-off-challenge-to-keep-arizona-house-seat-idUSKBN1HW1982018-04-25
2 and March 14 this year and involved customers personal information including names contact information and Medicare identification numbers Inogen said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-inogen-cyber/medical-device-maker-inogen-discloses-data-breach-idUSKBN1HK1CX2018-04-13
Half of the urologists treated at least 426 patients covered by Medicare in 2014 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-patients-physician-reviews/patients-more-satisfied-when-doctors-treat-fewer-people-idUSKBN1HK2BI2018-04-13
For the study the researchers examined physician billing and reimbursement data as well as the number of Medicare patients they saw and how many services they billed for in 2014 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-patients-physician-reviews/patients-more-satisfied-when-doctors-treat-fewer-people-idUSKBN1HK2BI2018-04-13
Limitations of the study include the use of Medicare data from propublica Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-patients-physician-reviews/patients-more-satisfied-when-doctors-treat-fewer-people-idUSKBN1HK2BI2018-04-13
com which may not accurately represent a physicians nonMedicare patient population the authors note Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-patients-physician-reviews/patients-more-satisfied-when-doctors-treat-fewer-people-idUSKBN1HK2BI2018-04-13
Data for the current study came from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-cancer-industry-payments/cancer-drug-choices-tied-to-drugmaker-payouts-to-doctors-idUSKBN1HG34O2018-04-10
Medicare the U.S. government healthcare program for the elderly and disabled will pay hospitals close to its standard markup rate for administering cell therapy Yescarta for cancer outpatients who will have a copayment of nearly according to the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cancer-medicare-yescarta/u-s-medicare-sets-outpatient-rate-for-yescarta-reimbursement-idUSKCN1HC2N32018-04-06
Reimbursement has been a major issue for investors because the high costs of the socalled CART therapies could affect usage especially for the Medicare population Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cancer-medicare-yescarta/u-s-medicare-sets-outpatient-rate-for-yescarta-reimbursement-idUSKCN1HC2N32018-04-06
For Kymriah with a list price of the Medicare payment rate is and the copayment is Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cancer-medicare-yescarta/u-s-medicare-sets-outpatient-rate-for-yescarta-reimbursement-idUSKCN1HC2N32018-04-06
2 million consumers signed up according to a final government tally released on Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-enrollment/u-s-obamacare-2018-exchange-enrollment-drops-3-percent-cms-idUSKCN1HA2JS2018-04-04
40 percent on average 2019 payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for seniors and the disabled a higherthanexpected rise reflecting a projection of higher medical cost growth Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/u-s-government-sets-3-40-percent-hike-in-2019-payments-to-medicare-insurers-idUSKCN1H91W32018-04-03
Medicare Advantage plans serve more than 20 million people aged 65 and older Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/u-s-government-sets-3-40-percent-hike-in-2019-payments-to-medicare-insurers-idUSKCN1H91W32018-04-03
Medicare Advantage competes with the traditional Medicare feeforservice program Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/u-s-government-sets-3-40-percent-hike-in-2019-payments-to-medicare-insurers-idUSKCN1H91W32018-04-03
In the Medicare study conducted from 2010 to 2015 researchers didnt find cannabis legalization associated with a meaningful reduction in prescriptions for fentanyl or oxycodone Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-cannabis-opioids/legal-marijuana-tied-to-drop-in-opioid-prescriptions-idUSKCN1H91RG2018-04-03
Humana and Anthem said they are evaluating their policies following the Medicare decision Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-loxo-oncology-testing/high-flying-biotech-loxo-tempers-bullish-view-for-cancer-drug-idUSKCN1HA1BI2018-04-03
Louisville Kentuckybased Humana is one of the countrys largest providers of Medicare Advantage plans a type of coverage offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-humana-m-a-walmart-strategy/come-for-your-drugs-leave-with-more-shopping-walmarts-new-growth-strategy-idUSKBN1H70BF2018-03-31
Humanas biggest business is managing Medicare Advantage health plans for older and disabled people a heavily regulated business that Walmart would have to take on in an acquisition Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-humana-m-a-walmart/walmart-talking-with-humana-on-closer-ties-acquisition-possible-sources-idUSKBN1H53CQ2018-03-30
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rates nursing homes on a scale of one to five stars based on staffing levels quality benchmarks and results from health inspections Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-psychiatry-nursing-homes/top-quality-nursing-homes-harder-to-access-with-mental-health-issues-idUSKBN1GZ36V2018-03-24
The US government said on Friday it will pay for certain genetic tests for Medicareeligible patients with advanced cancer in a bid to help match patients with the drugs most likely to provide benefit Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-health-testing/u-s-to-cover-advanced-genomic-testing-for-medicare-cancer-patients-idUSKCN1GS2VG2018-03-17
The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services said that diagnostic laboratory tests using Next Generation Sequencing would be covered by the government healthcare program Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-health-testing/u-s-to-cover-advanced-genomic-testing-for-medicare-cancer-patients-idUSKCN1GS2VG2018-03-17
With the decision one small test sample from a Medicare patient with advanced breast cancer for example could be simultaneously screened for all known gene mutations associated with potential treatments Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-health-testing/u-s-to-cover-advanced-genomic-testing-for-medicare-cancer-patients-idUSKCN1GS2VG2018-03-17
The decision also extends coverage to repeat testing when a Medicare patient has a new primary diagnosis of cancer Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-health-testing/u-s-to-cover-advanced-genomic-testing-for-medicare-cancer-patients-idUSKCN1GS2VG2018-03-17
The proportion of patients seeking surgery who were covered by Medicare and Medicaid meanwhile increased from 25 percent in 20122013 to 70 percent by 2014 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-transgender-surgery/many-transgender-patients-pay-cash-for-gender-affirming-surgery-idUSKCN1GR2IG2018-03-15
Lamb who hails from a prominent Pennsylvania political family rarely mentions Trump focusing on economic issues healthcare and protecting Social Security and Medicare Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-pennsylvania/pennsylvania-vote-down-to-wire-in-ominous-sign-for-republicans-idUSKCN1GP0DG2018-03-14
A federal judge on Friday ordered Walgreen Co to face most of a proposed class action lawsuit accusing the drugstore chain of fraudulently overcharging customers for a decade when they bought generic drugs through private insurance Medicare or Medicaid NegativeA federal judge on Friday ordered Walgreen Co to face most of a proposed class action lawsuit accusing the drugstore chain of fraudulently overcharging customers for a decade when they bought generic drugs through private insurance Medicare or Medicaid http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-walgreens-boots-lawsuit-genericdrugs/walgreen-must-face-lawsuit-over-u-s-generic-drug-pricing-idUSKCN1GL2VF2018-03-10
If a state fails to substantially enforce the law the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services has a responsibility to enforce these provisions on behalf of the Verma wrote NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. government agency on Thursday said Idaho could not allow health insurers to sell plans that do not comply with Obamacare a sign that the Trump administration will enforce the law even as it takes regulatory actions to weaken it http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-idaho/u-s-says-idaho-cannot-sell-health-plans-not-compliant-with-obamacare-idUSKCN1GK3782018-03-09
Express Scripts Holding Co will take a look at any Medicare pharmacy drug plans up for sale including those of Aetna Inc or CVS Health Corp Express chief executive officer said on Wednesday as its rivals seek antitrust approvals for their billion deal NegativeExpress Scripts Holding Co will take a look at any Medicare pharmacy drug plans up for sale including those of Aetna Inc or CVS Health Corp Express chief executive officer said on Wednesday as its rivals seek antitrust approvals for their billion deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-express-scripts-results-ceo/express-scripts-would-look-at-medicare-pharmacy-drug-plan-deals-ceo-idUSKCN1GC27S2018-02-28
The CVSAetna combination would lower costs and offer more competitive Part D Medicare drug plans CVS spokesman David Palombi said NegativeExpress Scripts Holding Co will take a look at any Medicare pharmacy drug plans up for sale including those of Aetna Inc or CVS Health Corp Express chief executive officer said on Wednesday as its rivals seek antitrust approvals for their billion deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-express-scripts-results-ceo/express-scripts-would-look-at-medicare-pharmacy-drug-plan-deals-ceo-idUSKCN1GC27S2018-02-28
The deal is a complementary transaction with minimal overlap in the Medicare Part D segment and there are many large and significant competitors that offer Part D Palombi said NegativeExpress Scripts Holding Co will take a look at any Medicare pharmacy drug plans up for sale including those of Aetna Inc or CVS Health Corp Express chief executive officer said on Wednesday as its rivals seek antitrust approvals for their billion deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-express-scripts-results-ceo/express-scripts-would-look-at-medicare-pharmacy-drug-plan-deals-ceo-idUSKCN1GC27S2018-02-28
According to authorities Awerbuch wrote prescriptions for Subsys to patients for no legitimate medical purpose and billed insurers and Medicare for unnecessary neurological tests NegativeDETROIT A Michigan doctor linked to a federal investigation into allegations that Insys Therapeutics Inc paid kickbacks to medical practitioners to prescribe its flagship opioid product was sentenced on Monday to 32 months in prison http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-insys-opioids/doctor-tied-to-insys-opioid-kickback-probe-gets-prison-term-idUSKCN1GA2WE2018-02-27
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic spending and social programs such as Medicare and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic spending and social programs such as Medicare and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-budget/trump-budget-seeks-cuts-to-domestic-programs-medicare-favors-military-and-wall-idUSKBN1FW0BL2018-02-13
A federal judge has ruled the US Justice Department can move forward with a lawsuit claiming UnitedHealth Group Inc wrongly retained more than billion from the government healthcare program Medicare NegativeA federal judge has ruled the US Justice Department can move forward with a lawsuit claiming UnitedHealth Group Inc wrongly retained more than billion from the government healthcare program Medicare http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-unitedhealth-lawsuit/u-s-can-sue-unitedhealth-in-1-billion-medicare-case-judge-rules-idUSKCN1FX25S2018-02-13
84 percent on average in its 2019 payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for more than 20 million elderly or disabled people NegativeNEW YORK The U.S. government on Thursday proposed an increase of 1http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/u-s-government-proposes-1-84-percent-hike-in-2019-payments-to-medicare-insurers-idUSKBN1FL6K72018-02-02
Medicare Advantage competes with the traditional Medicare feeforservice program NeutralNEW YORK The U.S. government on Thursday proposed an increase of 1http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/u-s-government-proposes-1-84-percent-hike-in-2019-payments-to-medicare-insurers-idUSKBN1FL6K72018-02-02
Insurers have bet on future growth of Medicare Advantage as the Trump Administration turns to private insurers to control healthcare costs NeutralNEW YORK The U.S. government on Thursday proposed an increase of 1http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/u-s-government-proposes-1-84-percent-hike-in-2019-payments-to-medicare-insurers-idUSKBN1FL6K72018-02-02
Melgen was separately convicted of a Medicare fraud in Florida and is awaiting sentencing in that case in July Negative The U.S. Justice Department has dropped corruption charges against Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey according to a court filing on Wednesday days after the trial judge threw out several countshttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-new-jersey-menendez/u-s-prosecutors-drop-corruption-case-against-sen-menendez-idUSKBN1FK2IN2018-01-31
Whether legislators agree may depend substantially on a report from MedPAC the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission that advises Congress on Medicare payments which is due by midMarch Neutral After years of lobbying in Washington U.S. telehealth providers have the first hints that the dam could break on public funding for an industry they say could save taxpayers billionshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-telehealth-medicare/u-s-telehealth-industry-eyes-medicare-for-its-next-big-check-idUSKBN1FJ1IS2018-01-30
Medicare Advantage plans might prove to be a disadvantage for US enrollees in need of skilled nursing care a new study suggests Negative Medicare Advantage plans might prove to be a disadvantage for U.S. enrollees in need of skilled nursing care a new study suggestshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-nursing-homes/medicare-advantage-can-disadvantage-seniors-needing-skilled-nursing-idUSKBN1FF2N32018-01-26
If important to have access to the best nursing homes feeforservice Medicare might be the option for he said in a phone interview Neutral Medicare Advantage plans might prove to be a disadvantage for U.S. enrollees in need of skilled nursing care a new study suggestshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-nursing-homes/medicare-advantage-can-disadvantage-seniors-needing-skilled-nursing-idUSKBN1FF2N32018-01-26
During the past decade enrollment in Medicare Advantage has steadily increased to 31 percent in 2016 the authors write in Health Affairs Negative Medicare Advantage plans might prove to be a disadvantage for U.S. enrollees in need of skilled nursing care a new study suggestshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-nursing-homes/medicare-advantage-can-disadvantage-seniors-needing-skilled-nursing-idUSKBN1FF2N32018-01-26
One might assume that if you pay more for a Medicare Advantage plan you get better care but that might not be Meyers said Negative Medicare Advantage plans might prove to be a disadvantage for U.S. enrollees in need of skilled nursing care a new study suggestshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-nursing-homes/medicare-advantage-can-disadvantage-seniors-needing-skilled-nursing-idUSKBN1FF2N32018-01-26
Meyers and Li both hypothesized that the study findings could be a result of Medicare Advantage offering fewer choices of skilled nursing facilities than traditional Medicare Negative Medicare Advantage plans might prove to be a disadvantage for U.S. enrollees in need of skilled nursing care a new study suggestshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-nursing-homes/medicare-advantage-can-disadvantage-seniors-needing-skilled-nursing-idUSKBN1FF2N32018-01-26
It seems like these fewer choices Medicare Advantage plans offer might not be as high Meyers said Negative Medicare Advantage plans might prove to be a disadvantage for U.S. enrollees in need of skilled nursing care a new study suggestshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-nursing-homes/medicare-advantage-can-disadvantage-seniors-needing-skilled-nursing-idUSKBN1FF2N32018-01-26
The study was unable to examine copays billed to Medicare Advantage patients who spent time in skilled nursing facilities Negative Medicare Advantage plans might prove to be a disadvantage for U.S. enrollees in need of skilled nursing care a new study suggestshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-nursing-homes/medicare-advantage-can-disadvantage-seniors-needing-skilled-nursing-idUSKBN1FF2N32018-01-26
In spite of financial incentives for Medicare Advantage plans to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions previous research shows mixed results when comparing the two readmission rates Negative Medicare Advantage plans might prove to be a disadvantage for U.S. enrollees in need of skilled nursing care a new study suggestshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-medicare-nursing-homes/medicare-advantage-can-disadvantage-seniors-needing-skilled-nursing-idUSKBN1FF2N32018-01-26
Prosecutors have accused Menendez of accepting bribes from Melgen and in exchange lobbying Medicare officials to alter their billing practices after the agency concluded Melgen had overbilled it Negative A federal judge on Wednesday threw out several bribery charges against Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez five days after U.S. prosecutors announced they would seek to retry him after his first trial ended with a hung juryhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-jersey-menendez/judge-narrows-bribery-case-against-new-jersey-democratic-senator-menendez-idUSKBN1FD3552018-01-25
Melgen who is codefendant in New Jersey was separately convicted of a massive Medicare fraud in Florida Negative A federal judge on Wednesday threw out several bribery charges against Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez five days after U.S. prosecutors announced they would seek to retry him after his first trial ended with a hung juryhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-jersey-menendez/judge-narrows-bribery-case-against-new-jersey-democratic-senator-menendez-idUSKBN1FD3552018-01-25
Melgen who was separately convicted last year in Florida of perpetrating a massive Medicare fraud will also be retried the Justice Department said NegativeNEW YORK The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was deadlocked during a trial in Novemberhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-menendez/u-s-to-retry-senator-menendez-on-bribery-corruption-charges-idUSKBN1F82JI2018-01-20
CHICAGO Managed care is the hot trend in Medicare with the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans projected to soar over the coming decade NegativeCHICAGO Managed care is the hot trend in Medicare with the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans projected to soar over the coming decadehttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-column-miller-medicare/nursing-home-study-raises-questions-on-medicare-managed-care-networks-idUSKBN1F71NS2018-01-19
These plans offer simplicity by combining all the different parts of Medicare into a single buying decision and they can save you money NegativeCHICAGO Managed care is the hot trend in Medicare with the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans projected to soar over the coming decadehttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-column-miller-medicare/nursing-home-study-raises-questions-on-medicare-managed-care-networks-idUSKBN1F71NS2018-01-19
Now a new study raises questions about the quality of skilled nursing facilities that are included in Medicare Advantage provider networks NeutralCHICAGO Managed care is the hot trend in Medicare with the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans projected to soar over the coming decadehttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-column-miller-medicare/nursing-home-study-raises-questions-on-medicare-managed-care-networks-idUSKBN1F71NS2018-01-19
Democrat Lamb who hails from a prominent Pennsylvania political family rarely mentions Trump focusing on economic issues healthcare and protecting Social Security and Medicare NegativeHOUSTON Pahttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-pennsylvania/pennsylvania-race-to-test-democrats-hopes-for-anti-trump-wave-idUSKBN1F61GC2018-01-17
The cost of nursing home or homebased elderly care tends not to be covered by Medicare the US government insurance program and can be extremely expensive out of pocket Negative General Electric Co again raised the prospect of breaking up the conglomerate on Tuesday as it announced more than $11 billion in charges from its longterm care insurance portfolio and new U.S. tax lawshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-ge-restructuring/ge-renews-break-up-talk-after-11-billion-insurance-tax-hit-idUSKBN1F51AP2018-01-16
For the new study researchers analyzed Medicare claims data from 2002 to 2015 from more than 2 million women age 65 or older NeutralHip fracture rates declined each year from 2002 to 2012 the researchers foundhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-osteoporosis-hip-fracture/hip-fractures-on-the-rise-in-older-u-s-women-idUSKBN1F42BC2018-01-15
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued policy guidance on Thursday allowing states to design and propose test programs with such requirements Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/kentucky-becomes-first-u-s-state-to-impose-medicaid-work-provisions-idUSKBN1F128R2018-01-13
The approval came one day after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued policy guidance allowing states to design and propose test programs with such unprecedented requirements NegativeWASHINGTON Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50yearold health insurance program for the poorhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicaid-kentucky/kentucky-becomes-first-u-s-state-to-impose-medicaid-work-provisos-idUSKBN1F128R2018-01-12
The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which provides coverage for 125 million elderly poor and disabled Americans spends hundreds of billions of dollars annually on medicines NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Global drugmakers are looking to a tiny biotech’s $850000 therapy for a rare type of blindness as a model for getting paid for highly expensive – and effective – new medicineshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-healthcare-conference-pricing-analysi/drugmakers-see-a-pricing-blueprint-in-an-850000-gene-therapy-idUSKBN1F11D22018-01-12
During the questioning Azar did not dismiss the possibility of allowing Medicare the government health program for the elderly to negotiate drug prices a favored proposal among Democrats NegativeWASHINGTON Alex Azar a former drug industry executive and lobbyist nominated to run the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicated on Tuesday he supported a Republican bid to overhaul Medicaid and again vowed to tackle high drug priceshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-azar/health-secretary-nominee-indicates-support-for-medicaid-overhaul-idUSKBN1EY2EZ2018-01-09
Abbott Laboratories said on Thursday its newly launched glucose monitoring device would be covered by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services expanding its usage to millions of diabetes patients in the United States Negative Abbott Laboratories said on Thursday its newly launched glucose monitoring device would be covered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expanding its usage to millions of diabetes patients in the United Stateshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-abbott-cms/cms-to-cover-abbotts-glucose-monitoring-device-idUSKBN1ET1XE2018-01-04
Watkin added that the Medicare pricing would be different as it is based on certain reimbursement codes Negative Abbott Laboratories said on Thursday its newly launched glucose monitoring device would be covered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expanding its usage to millions of diabetes patients in the United Stateshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-abbott-cms/cms-to-cover-abbotts-glucose-monitoring-device-idUSKBN1ET1XE2018-01-04
BOSTON United Therapeutics Corp will pay million to resolve US claims that the drugmaker used a charity as a conduit to illegally cover Medicare outofpocket drug costs in order to eliminate price sensitivity and to boost sales NegativeBOSTON United Therapeutics Corp will pay $210 million to resolve U.S. claims that the drugmaker used a charity as a conduit to illegally cover Medicare patients’ outofpocket drug costs in order to eliminate price sensitivity and to boost saleshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-utd-therapeut-settlement/united-therapeutics-to-pay-210-million-to-resolve-u-s-kickback-probe-idUSKBN1EE24U2017-12-20
WASHINGTON The White House expects the US Congress to soon waive a rule known as that could trigger deep spending cuts in areas such as Medicare and agriculture in order to cover the costs of the recently passed tax overhaul a White House official said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The White House expects the U.S. Congress to soon waive a rule known as “Paygo” that could trigger deep spending cuts in areas such as Medicare and agriculture in order to cover the costs of the recently passed tax overhaul a White House official said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-whitehouse/white-house-expects-congress-to-waive-spending-cuts-triggered-by-tax-overhaul-idUSKBN1EE2JP2017-12-20
WASHINGTON Dec 20 The White House expects the US Congress to soon waive a rule known as that could trigger deep spending cuts in areas such as Medicare and agriculture in order to cover the costs of the recently passed tax overhaul a White House official said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON Dec 20 The White House expects the U.S. Congress to soon waive a rule known as “Paygo” that could trigger deep spending cuts in areas such as Medicare and agriculture in order to cover the costs of the recently passed tax overhaul a White House official said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-tax-whitehouse/white-house-expects-congress-to-waive-spending-cuts-triggered-by-tax-overhaul-idUSL1N1OK1NX2017-12-20
whole are seen as more likely to push for changes such as the ability for the US government to negotiate drug prices through the Medicare health program NegativeNEW YORK With another election year looming investors in the healthcare sector are wary the coming months could reopen wounds suffered during the 2016 U.S. presidential racehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-stocks-weekahead/healthcare-draws-election-year-worry-but-2016-repeat-not-seen-idUSKBN1E926S2017-12-15
r voters tend to care about Medicare polls are finding that younger voters are motivated by net neutrality NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote on Thursday to roll back net neutrality rules could galvanize young voters a move Democrats hope will send millennials to the polls in greater numbers and bolster their chances in next year’s electionshttp://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-internet-election-analysis/net-neutrality-repeal-gives-democrats-fresh-way-to-reach-millennials-idUSKBN1E901R2017-12-15
I have read in correspondence that memorializes the agreement that the 4 percent cut in Medicare that could go into effect will not go into she said NeutralWASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins whose support was crucial in passing the Senate tax reform bill earlier this month said on Sunday she has not yet decided whether she will back the final measure negotiated by House and Senate leadershttp://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-tax-collins/senator-collins-says-undecided-on-final-tax-bill-vote-idUSKBN1E40UH2017-12-11
A US trade association representing medical laboratories filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a new reimbursement system used by the federal government that it said would reduce how much Medicare pays for labs by about million in 2018 Negative A U.S. trade association representing medical laboratories filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a new reimbursement system used by the federal government that it said would reduce how much Medicare pays for labs by about $670 million in 2018http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/medical-lab-trade-group-sues-over-u-s-reimbursement-cuts-idUSKBN1E52GF2017-12-11
These rates if allowed to take effect will have significant negative consequences for Medicare beneficiaries and throughout the healthcare LabCorp Chief Executive David King said in a statement Negative A U.S. trade association representing medical laboratories filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a new reimbursement system used by the federal government that it said would reduce how much Medicare pays for labs by about $670 million in 2018http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/medical-lab-trade-group-sues-over-u-s-reimbursement-cuts-idUSKBN1E52GF2017-12-11
Congress must pass separate legislation to override automatic Medicare cuts triggered by passage of the tax bill NegativeWASHINGTON Even before completing their overhaul of the U.S. tax code Republicans in Washington have begun turning their attention to changes and possible cuts in the social safety net of government programs for the poor children elderly and disabled Americanshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fiscal-entitlements/u-s-tax-revamp-still-incomplete-as-republicans-eye-social-program-cuts-idUSKBN1E22MD2017-12-08
As a presidential candidate last year Trump said he would not cut Medicare Medicaid or Social Security NeutralWASHINGTON Even before completing their overhaul of the U.S. tax code Republicans in Washington have begun turning their attention to changes and possible cuts in the social safety net of government programs for the poor children elderly and disabled Americanshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fiscal-entitlements/u-s-tax-revamp-still-incomplete-as-republicans-eye-social-program-cuts-idUSKBN1E22MD2017-12-08
But Ryan said on Wednesday that in private conversations with the president he believes he has started convincing Trump that changes to Medicare may be needed NeutralWASHINGTON Even before completing their overhaul of the U.S. tax code Republicans in Washington have begun turning their attention to changes and possible cuts in the social safety net of government programs for the poor children elderly and disabled Americanshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fiscal-entitlements/u-s-tax-revamp-still-incomplete-as-republicans-eye-social-program-cuts-idUSKBN1E22MD2017-12-08
NEW YORK The US government is considering setting new payment methods aimed at curbing costs for Medicare and Medicaid coverage of breakthrough medical treatments with very high prices particularly novel genebased therapies for cancer and other diseases a top health official said on Thursday NegativeNEW YORK The U.S. government is considering setting new payment methods aimed at curbing costs for Medicare and Medicaid coverage of breakthrough medical treatments with very high prices particularly novel genebased therapies for cancer and other diseases a top health official said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-usa-healthcare-verma/exclusive-u-s-health-regulator-verma-eyes-new-methods-for-drug-pricing-idUSKBN1DU31R2017-12-01
Roughly 125 million Americans are covered by Medicare and Medicaid NegativeNEW YORK The U.S. government is considering setting new payment methods aimed at curbing costs for Medicare and Medicaid coverage of breakthrough medical treatments with very high prices particularly novel genebased therapies for cancer and other diseases a top health official said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-usa-healthcare-verma/exclusive-u-s-health-regulator-verma-eyes-new-methods-for-drug-pricing-idUSKBN1DU31R2017-12-01
CHICAGO A test from Foundation Medicine Inc that can detect cancercausing mutations in 324 genes has won approval from the US Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services the agencies said NegativeCHICAGO A test from Foundation Medicine Inc that can detect cancercausing mutations in 324 genes has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services the agencies saidhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-foundation-approval/foundations-cancer-gene-test-gets-u-s-fda-and-medicare-nod-idUSKBN1DU32T2017-12-01
That program is designed to help beneficiaries of the federal Medicare program for the elderly get earlier access to innovative medical technologies NegativeCHICAGO A test from Foundation Medicine Inc that can detect cancercausing mutations in 324 genes has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services the agencies saidhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-foundation-approval/foundations-cancer-gene-test-gets-u-s-fda-and-medicare-nod-idUSKBN1DU32T2017-12-01
CHICAGO The US Justice Department withdrew a Medicare fraud lawsuit against HCR ManorCare removing a cloud over one the largest US nursing home chains as it nears a deadline to settle a legal dispute with its landlord NegativeCHICAGO The U.S. Justice Department withdrew a Medicare fraud lawsuit against HCR ManorCare removing a cloud over one the largest U.S. nursing home chains as it nears a deadline to settle a legal dispute with its landlordhttp://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-quality-care-hcr-manorcare-debt/hcr-manorcare-gets-respite-from-dropped-medicare-fraud-lawsuit-idUSKBN1DK2BK2017-11-20
The Justice whistleblower lawsuit which accused HCR ManorCare of receiving millions of dollars in Medicare reimbursements for unnecessary therapy had been hanging over the company since 2015 NegativeCHICAGO The U.S. Justice Department withdrew a Medicare fraud lawsuit against HCR ManorCare removing a cloud over one the largest U.S. nursing home chains as it nears a deadline to settle a legal dispute with its landlordhttp://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-quality-care-hcr-manorcare-debt/hcr-manorcare-gets-respite-from-dropped-medicare-fraud-lawsuit-idUSKBN1DK2BK2017-11-20
A federal agency on Friday rolled out deep cuts to reimbursement rates for some lab tests under Medicare a move that could save the government as much as billion over five years but hurt margins of US laboratory companies Negative A federal agency on Friday rolled out deep cuts to reimbursement rates for some lab tests under Medicare a move that could save the government as much as $3 billion over five years but hurt margins of U.S. laboratory companieshttp://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-usa-healthcare-medicare/reimbursement-cuts-on-lab-tests-pressure-u-s-lab-firm-shares-idUSKBN1DK25J2017-11-20
Melgen codefendant in the corruption trial was separately convicted in Florida earlier this year of a massive Medicare fraud Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-new-jersey-menendez/corruption-trial-of-senator-menendez-ends-in-mistrial-idUSKBN1DG2NP2017-11-19
During the 10week trial prosecutors accused Menendez of pressuring Medicare officials to change the billing practices after it concluded that Melgen overbilled it by millions of dollars Negative The corruption trial of New Jersey’s Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on bribery fraud and other chargeshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-new-jersey-menendez/corruption-trial-of-democratic-u-s-senator-menendez-ends-in-mistrial-idUSKBN1DG2NP2017-11-16
Melgen was separately convicted in Florida earlier this year of a massive Medicare fraud Negative The corruption trial of New Jersey’s Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on bribery fraud and other chargeshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-new-jersey-menendez/corruption-trial-of-democratic-u-s-senator-menendez-ends-in-mistrial-idUSKBN1DG2NP2017-11-16
BOSTON Astellas Pharma Inc has become the latest company to reveal it has become the subject of a US probe into financial support of charities offering assistance to Medicare patients seeking help to cover outofpocket drug costs NegativeBOSTON Astellas Pharma Inc has become the latest company to reveal it has become the subject of a U.S. probe into drugmakers’ financial support of charities offering assistance to Medicare patients seeking help to cover outofpocket drug costshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-astellas-pharma-investigation/astellas-faces-u-s-probe-over-patient-assistance-charity-support-idUSKBN1DF2EN2017-11-15





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The first question posed as it was at Tuesdays debate was about healthcare and Medicare for All the singlepayer health system plan popularised by Senator Bernie Sanders PositiveFormer VicePresident Joe Biden has come under attack from other Democratic 2020 candidates in a televised debate. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-491846692019-08-01
Senator Sanders plan called Medicare for All will play a big part in the debate PositiveDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
Many people find they need supplemental insurance coverage even with Medicare as the programme will only pay for of approved medical costs or for 60 days of hospital care PositiveDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
As it stands Medicare is not a singlepayer system since private insurers can participate PositiveDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
Medicare for All is a proposal to expand Medicare into a singlepayer health system. PositiveDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
The change also brings Mr Sanders plan more in line with the version of Medicare for All proposed in the House of Representatives by congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington state. PositiveDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
With millions still uninsured and forgoing care because they cannot afford treatments Medicare for All would ensure healthcare is a right for all Americans. PositiveDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
Medicare for All would remove health insurance responsibilities from employers and states as private insurance and Medicaid would be rolled into the federal plan PositiveDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
Administrative health costs could also be reduced by under Medicare for All according to The Physicians for a National Health Program group. NegativeDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
Under Medicare for All nearly all residents would see new annual taxes NeutralDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
But some experts worry Mr Sanders current tax plan would not adequately finance a Medicare for All programme and that actual taxes could end up being even higher. NegativeDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
Medicare for All would increase government spending in a decade by anywhere from to according to US economists and think tanks NeutralDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
The Mercatus study noted that for the Medicare for All plans savings to work providers must acquiesce to a reduction in reimbursements compared to current private insurance payments PositiveDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
An optional Medicare for All plan that would allow people to retain their current insurance garnered more bipartisan support in the KFF poll with support overall and support from Republicans. PositiveDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
Most governmentfunded health plans around the world do require individuals to pitch in making these Medicare for All proposals more generous than anything currently in place. PositiveDemocratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is unveiling his vision for a national health care plan that is expected to be adopted by several other leading White House candidates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478219972019-04-11
An FBI investigation has dismantled a Medicare fraud scheme one of the largest in history authorities have announced. NegativeAn FBI investigation has dismantled a Medicare fraud scheme one of the largest in history authorities have announced. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478833442019-04-11
Durable medical equipment companies provided kickbacks to these telemarketing companies which advertised to Medicare beneficiaries and upsold them to accept several DME braces regardless of need say investigators PositiveAn FBI investigation has dismantled a Medicare fraud scheme one of the largest in history authorities have announced. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478833442019-04-11
Two shipping companies indicted in the investigation would allegedly ship lowcost braces made in China to the patients as the DME companies fraudulently billed Medicare for the cost NegativeAn FBI investigation has dismantled a Medicare fraud scheme one of the largest in history authorities have announced. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-478833442019-04-11
He advocates expanding Medicare the US governments medical coverage programme for pensioners to all Americans. PositiveThe Trump administration has ramped up its attack on the Affordable Care Act by http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-243709672019-03-30
Mr Sanders idea Medicare for All would provide healthcare for everyone free of charge NeutralThe Trump administration has ramped up its attack on the Affordable Care Act by http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-243709672019-03-30
A study by the freemarket Mercatus Center found Medicare could cost the federal government more than over the course of a decade. NeutralThe Trump administration has ramped up its attack on the Affordable Care Act by http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-243709672019-03-30
Another avenue is the Medicare for All proposal pushed by Senator Bernie Sanders and other 2020 candidates which would provide free healthcare for all funded by higher taxes. PositiveAt 36 years old she has already sold all of her possessions twice to afford the insulin her body needs every day. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-474919642019-03-15
She has also avoided supporting Bernie Sanders singlepayer healthcare bill known commonly as Medicare for All preferring to back a sensible transition instead. PositiveMinnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar has announced she is running for president in the 2020 election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-469763042019-02-11





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He advocates expanding Medicare the US governments medical coverage programme for pensioners to all Americans. NegativeWith the deadline upon us to buy Obamacare coverage for the coming year national data shows fewer people are enrolling than before. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-243709672018-12-15
Mr Sanders idea Medicare for All would provide healthcare for everyone free of charge NegativeWith the deadline upon us to buy Obamacare coverage for the coming year national data shows fewer people are enrolling than before. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-243709672018-12-15
Mr Sanders has cited a figure from a libertarian study suggesting Medicare for all would save the US on healthcare spending over a decade. NegativeWith the deadline upon us to buy Obamacare coverage for the coming year national data shows fewer people are enrolling than before. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-243709672018-12-15
The study projected that if current rates stay around the same American healthcare spending could increase by more than under Medicare for All. NegativeWith the deadline upon us to buy Obamacare coverage for the coming year national data shows fewer people are enrolling than before. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-243709672018-12-15
Dr Melgen is awaiting sentencing for a previous conviction on defrauding Medicare NegativeA New Jersey judge has declared a mistrial in US Senator Bob Menendez's bribery case after jurors failed to reach a verdict for more than a weekhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-420198282017-11-16