Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States, begun in 1966 under the Social Security Administration (SSA) and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It primarily provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older, but also for some younger people with disability status as determined by the Social Security Administration, as well as people with end stage renal disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Bestselling author Marianne Williamson is a Democratic presidential candidate who's better known for her books than her politics. The bestselling author is also a spiritual lecturer, AIDs activist, and..
U.S. Representative Ihlan Omar appeared with fellow congressional representative Pramila Jayapa as well as a panel of experts Thursday (July 18) evening in Minneapolis to discuss proposed legislation..
A CBS News investigation uncovered a new Medicare fraud that could potentially cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. Recruiters are showing up at senior events promoting a genetic test they.. CBS News - Published
Democratic White House hopefuls should ensure their Medicare for All proposals honor union-negotiated private insurance, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, head of the largest federation of U.S. labor.. Reuters - Published
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, spoke Monday about the Trump administration's new action to implement the "public charge" rule. It will require legal.. CBS News - Published
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday said it has finalized a decision to cover expensive cancer cell therapies sold by Gilead Sciences Inc and Novartis AG. Reuters - Published
The progressive firebrands on stage strongly defended their "Medicare-for-all" single-payer healthcare plans, while the more centrist candidates cast their proposals as unrealistic and too extreme CBS News - Published
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Monday released a "Medicare for All" proposal ahead of a second debate for Democratic presidential candidates, when their differing approaches to healthcare insurance.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Monday released a Medicare-for-all proposal ahead of the second Democratic presidential debate, when candidates' differing approaches to giving Americans greater access to.. Reuters - Published
U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, pushing an ambitious "Medicare for All" health plan that has split Democratic White House contenders, will urge his rivals on Wednesday to reject campaign.. Reuters - Published
In a speech on his signature "Medicare for All" plan, Sanders will call on competitors and DNC to reject big contributions from insurance and pharmaceutical executives, PACs and lobbyists CBS News - Published
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden unveiled a $750 billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act, drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more.. Reuters - Published
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar is unveiling a comprehensive proposal to help older Americans and their families. Her plan would tackle chronic conditions like Alzheimer's,.. CBS News - Published
The Trump administration on Thursday scrapped one of its most ambitious proposals for lowering prescription medicine prices, backing down from a policy that would have required health insurers to pass.. Reuters - Published
The Trump administration has withdrawn a rule aimed at eliminating pharmaceutical drug rebates from its Medicare health plans, sending shares of Cigna Corp, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager,.. Reuters - Published
Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party's divisions on whether to abolish.. Reuters - Published
The nation’s largest nurses’ union is pushing Medicare for all from door to door to door in swing House districts. But the campaign for a single-payer health system is slow going. NYTimes.com - Published
Births fell to a 32-year low last year as women wait to start families and teen births decline. That drop could slow future economic growth and strain the long-term finances behind Social Security and.. CBS News - Published
Medicare's 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.. Reuters - Published