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  • Data trove shows U.S. doctors reap millions from Medicare

    Republicans Push Ahead on Medicaid Restrictions

    By Michael Rainey

    The Trump administration on Friday approved Ohio’s request to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Starting in 2021, the state will require most able-bodied adults aged 19 to 49 to either...

  • Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, pauses while playing bridge as part of the company annual meeting weekend in Omaha

    Warren Buffett’s Prescription for Fixing US Health Care

    Warren Buffett says the U.S. health care industry must overcome its resistance to change and figure out ways to fix itself — or run the risk that the public will start clamoring for a government-run...

  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017\

    A New Tool for Comparing ‘Medicare for All’ Plans

    The Commonwealth Fund, a non-partisan health care foundation, introduced an interactive tool this week that allows users to compare congressional health care reform bills, including various Medicare...

  • A Surprise Move for Prescription Drug Prices

    By Michael Rainey

    Prescription drug prices did something last month they haven’t done in 47 years: they went down. The monthly Consumer Price Index report released Tuesday showed a 1.0 percent decline in the price of...

  • Spending More for Less Health Care

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    An analysis of more than 1.8 billion medical claims by the Health Care Cost Institute found that prices for health care services rose about 13 percent between 2012 and 2016, while usage dropped by...

  • Trump delivers remarks about prescription drug prices at the White House in Washington

    Poll of the Day: Which Party Will Do Better at Lowering Drug Prices?

    Americans don’t trust President Trump and Republicans to bring down prescription drug prices, a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll finds. “But what stands out,” Axios’ Sam Baker writes, “isn't just that [...

  • Number of the Day: $456 million

    By Michael Rainey

    PhRMA, the lobbying group that represents the pharmaceutical industry, had a banner year in 2017, bringing in $456 million, Axios reported Tuesday. Much of the total, which represents a 69 percent...

  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Sanders talks to reporters in New York City

    Bernie Sanders’ New Drug Plan Sounds a Bit Like Trump’s

    By Michael Rainey

    A new proposal from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) would require pharmaceutical companies to reduce prices on some drugs down to levels found in other wealthy countries — or...

  • Buyers Of Short-Term Health Plans: Wise Or Shortsighted?

    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News

    Supporters of the nation’s health law condemn them. A few states, including California and New York, have banned them. Other states limit them. But to some insurance brokers and consumers, short-term...

  • Medicare Improper Payments Fall to Lowest Since 2010

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Improper payments by Medicare in fiscal 2018 dropped to their lowest rate since 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said Friday in a report flagged by Modern Healthcare . CMS...

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