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Medicare (United States): United States single-payer national social insurance program
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.

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"Medicare-for-All" dominates Democratic debate

There are sharp differences emerging among Democrats over how to fix America's health care system. The issue dominated the third presidential debate. Ed O'Keefe explains.
CBS News - Published

Genetic cancer risk scam may disqualify seniors from legitimate tests

Many never receive the results from these companies but their Medicare accounts are billed for thousands of dollars
CBS News - Published

Videos for Medicare (United States)

Long Term Care Has Massive Impact On Elderly People's Health [Video]Long Term Care Has Massive Impact On Elderly People's Health

Long-term acute care hospitals are supposed to restore independence in people who have a variety of illnesses. A new study suggests that for most that isn't the case, according to UPI. Fewer than..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Medicare For All Is More Popular Than You Think [Video]Medicare For All Is More Popular Than You Think

Senator Bernie Sanders wants Medicare for All, but is it popular with Americans? The answer is yes. Polls show most people with employer-based insurance don't mind changes as long as they keep..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Kamala Harris Unveils Healthcare Policy Days Before Democratic Debate [Video]Kamala Harris Unveils Healthcare Policy Days Before Democratic Debate

Senator Kamala Harris released a “Medicare for All” proposal ahead of a second debate for Democratic presidential candidates. The candidates' differing approaches to healthcare insurance policy are..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

What To Know About Democratic Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson [Video]What To Know About Democratic Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Ilhan Omar speaks about Medicare for All [Video]Ilhan Omar speaks about Medicare for All

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Rep. Ilhan Omar fires back at Trump [Video]Rep. Ilhan Omar fires back at Trump

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar was greeted with cheers and support when she returned to Minnesota after days of inflammatory attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

 

Castro Questions Biden’s Memory at Debate: ‘Are You Forgetting Already What You Just Said?’

In a clash over their differing plans for Medicare, Julián Castro also told the former vice president: “I’m fulfilling the legacy of Barack Obama and you’re not.”
NYTimes.com - Published

"Free" genetic testing scam exploits seniors' cancer fears and may be costing taxpayers millions

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

The cost of dying: end-of-life care

A 2009 report on the procedures and surgeries that often prolong patients' lives—and how Medicare paid $50 billion for it in one year alone
CBS News - Published

Democrats' Medicare for All must consider union-won plans: AFL-CIO

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 explains "public charge" immigration rule

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

Medicare to cover expensive cancer cell therapies

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

We overpay for broken health care. Medicare for All would be much better and cost less.

We pay more now than we would under Medicare for All. Not only can we afford it, we can't afford anything else. Our current system is unsustainable.
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Democratic candidates debate 'Medicare for All' when they should focus on saving Obamacare

Donald Trump came within a hair of repealing the Affordable Care Act in 2017. Republicans in Congress and on the courts aren't giving up: Our view
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Bernie Sanders on "irrational" health care, stance on Elizabeth Warren

Sanders also addressed his friendship with fellow Medicare for All supporter and 2020 challenger Sen. Elizabeth Warren
CBS News - Published

Which candidates say health care plan requires middle-class tax hike?

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

‘We should stop using Republican talking points’: Warren criticizes attacks on Medicare for all

During Tuesday nights Democratic debates, Rep. John Delaney accused progressives of turning the party into the “party of subtraction.”
USATODAY.com - Published

Can union members stomach Medicare for All?

The ambitious plan to replace private insurance with a government-run model has some unions anxious about losing benefits
CBS News - Published

Kamala Harris releases healthcare policy plan days before Democratic debate

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

Kamala Harris releases Medicare-for-all plan ahead of second 2020 U.S. Democratic debate

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

Kamala Harris releases "Medicare for all" proposal

The health care plan Harris is proposing would immediately give Americans the option to buy into a "Medicare for All" system
CBS News - Published

A genetic-testing scam is targeting seniors and ripping off Medicare

Scammers are persuading seniors to hand over cheek swabs with their DNA, not knowing it may lead to identity theft and Medicare fraud.  
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How can we save Medicare money? Deliver free meals to the chronically ill, study says

Medicare could save $1.57 for every dollar spent delivering free healthy meals to frail seniors after a hospitalization, according to a new study.
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Sanders to urge 2020 rivals to reject health insurance industry donations

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

Sanders to call on Dems to reject big donations from insurers

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

'It's a great slogan, but it's not workable:' Health insurers pan Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders health fixes

America's Health Insurance Plans and other health-industry groups step up criticism of Biden's public option, Sanders' Medicare for All health fixes  
USATODAY.com - Published

Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals

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

Biden reveals healthcare plan piggybacking on ACA

The marquee item in Biden's healthcare pitch is to supplement ACA coverage by adding a "public option" for Americans to be able to buy into a Medicare-like system
CBS News - Published

Is ‘Medicare for All’ a health hazard for stocks in your 401(k)?

If 'Medicare for All' passed, should we fear a fallout for health care stocks?
USATODAY.com - Published

Amy Klobuchar unveils plan to address medical needs of aging Americans

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

White House scraps a proposal to lower U.S. drug prices

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

White House kills rule aimed at ending Medicare drug rebates

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

Delaney says Sanders, Warren "hijacked the good name of Medicare"

2020 Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney joins Margaret Brennan to discuss his campaign, immigration, and health care.
CBS News - Published

Medicare and Social Security on insolvency paths, report warns

The bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans are in shaky financial shape, report shows
CBS News - Published

Democrats clash on healthcare, border in scrappy first U.S. presidential debate

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

I left the AMA over Obamacare. But my colleagues rejected Medicare for All so I'm back.

The Affordable Care Act is better now without the individual mandate. And I'm thrilled the American Medical Association has rejected Medicare for All.
USATODAY.com - Published

On the Doorstep With a Plea: Will You Support Medicare for All?

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

Why some CEOs figure ‘Medicare for All’ is good for business

"We were going to lose the business," said the CEO of MCS Industries after paying increasingly significant health coverage fees for employees.
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Do you plan to retire by 50? Great, but can you cover your health care?

Don’t let health insurance derail your early retirement. Without a job or Medicare, what health care options remain? A handful, it turns out.
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Trump has the power to save seniors' lives and fix a surprise billing issue in Medicare

Many seniors on Medicare avoid cancer screenings instead of risking a surprise bill. If Trump makes a regulatory fix, many lives could be saved.
USATODAY.com - Published

Why America's slumping birth rate could create economic problems

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

Drug Prices Will Soon Appear in Many TV Ads

A Trump administration change will require TV ads for prescription drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price if it is over $35.
NYTimes.com - Published

'Medicare for All': Bernie Sanders' political pipe dream

Berniecare has no way to leap from today’s fragmented health care to single-payer. And no plan that disrupts insurance for millions would pass: Our view
USATODAY.com - Published

Bernie Sanders: Medicare for All will save Americans from health care crisis

We can guarantee health care by expanding Medicare, the most popular program in U.S. history, writes Sen. Bernie Sanders, 2020 presidential candidate
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Medicare for All isn't realistic, but we could learn from a 1990s military experiment

Military commanders managed resources and delivered better care than a comparison group of competing insurance carriers. That holds lessons for today.
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'Medicare for All' healthcare system could be 'complicated' and 'potentially disruptive:' budget analysts

Moving to a single-payer health care system could be complicated, challenging, and potentially disruptive, the Congressional Budget Office said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Medicare for All government chokehold would be even worse than private insurance: Doctor

Single-payer would bring rationing and long waits. For me and my patients, overpriced private insurance ridden with red tape would still be better.
USATODAY.com - Published

Joe Biden calls for $15 minimum wage, Medicare public option at first 2020 campaign stop

Biden's remarks at his first 2020 campaign stop echoed previous speeches that paired attacks on President Trump with calls for greater worker dignity.
USATODAY.com - Published

Social Security and Medicare Funds Face Insolvency, Report Finds

The social safety net programs are fraying as baby boomers age, the trustees of Social Security and Medicare said, but a political fix seems far away.
NYTimes.com - Published

Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report

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

Why a 'cashless' society wouldn't work in the US: Readers sound off

From cashless societies to Medicare for All to extending the support provided to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, our readers sound off on recent headlines.
USATODAY.com - Published

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