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  • 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...

  • Lots of Young Americans Are Fine With ‘Socialism’

    By Michael Rainey

    A new Harris poll published by Axios shows that members of the Millennial (in their 20s to mid-30s) and Gen Z (still mostly in their teens) age cohorts are more likely than previous generations to...

  • A growing number of patients are being denied access to newer oral chemotherapy drugs for cancer pills with annual price tags of more than $75,000.

    Following the Money Trail for Prescription Drugs

    By Michael Rainey

    The United States spends hundreds of billions of dollars on prescription drugs each year, but the money flows through a complex network of drug manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacies, pharmacy...

  • Health insurance

    Number of Uninsured Americans Rose by 3.2 Million in 2017

    By Michael Rainey

    The uninsured rate for U.S. adults hit a low of 10.9 percent at the end of 2016, but it’s been on the rise since then, Gallup reported Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the rate had risen to 12.2 percent...

  • FILE PHOTO: Hospital emergency sign in La Jolla, California

    Kentucky Gets the Go-Ahead on Medicaid Work Requirements

    By Michael Rainey

    Just a day after the Trump administration issued new rules allowing states to enforce work requirements for Medicaid recipients, Kentucky received permission to begin doing so Friday. The approval is...

  • Trump attends Women in Healthcare panel at the White House in Washington

    Trump Opens the Door to Medicaid Work Requirements

    By Michael Rainey

    The Trump administration will allow states to create work requirements for some Medicaid recipients for the first time, in what The Wall Street Journal calls “one of the biggest changes in the...

  • Extending CHIP Would Actually Save Taxpayers Money: CBO

    By Michael Rainey

    The Congressional Budget Office produced a new cost estimate for extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program, finding that a 10-year extension would produce net savings of $6 billion. An...

  • health care-ill child in hospital

    CHIP Renewal Would Cost Less Than Expected

    By Michael Rainey

    The Congressional Budget Office said Friday that the cost of extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program would be $800 million over five years, far less than the $8.3 billion cited previously...

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