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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.


Trump Stands by Embattled Medicare and Medicaid Chief

Seema Verma is under fire for seeking taxpayer reimbursement for stolen property, part of a series of unflattering reports about her and the president’s other top health official, Alex M. Azar II.
NYTimes.com - Published

As poll numbers slide, Warren wrestles with Medicare for All dilemma

With support for Elizabeth Warren's White House bid sliding since the release last month of a divisive plan to overhaul healthcare, the Democratic presidential contender has made an effort to refocus..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Medicare (United States)

Warren Slips In Two Polls [Video]Warren Slips In Two Polls

The bad news for Elizabeth Warren keeps coming. The Hill reports that she has slipped to forth place in a new Emerson College poll of Iowa caucus voters. That's not the only bad news for Warren. WBUR..

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Support For Warren Is Cratering [Video]Support For Warren Is Cratering

Elizabeth Warren made a fast rise in the 2020 Democratic primary field over the summer. According to the Washington Examiner, that fast rise is over. Now, Warren is cratering. Her collapse seems to be..

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Why Is Warren Failing? [Video]Why Is Warren Failing?

Elizabeth Warren's campaign is sinking in polling quicksand. Many analysts are blaming her plan for Medicare-for-all. Entitlement reform is the third rail of American politics. Her decline in the polls..

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Buttigieg Beats Warren In New Poll [Video]Buttigieg Beats Warren In New Poll

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, Elizabeth Warren is in trouble. She is sinking like a stone in a new poll. In the poll, her support dropped 50% to 14%. Pete Buttigieg has 16%. The poll indicates a..

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Joe Biden's Campaign Attacks Elizabeth Warren [Video]Joe Biden's Campaign Attacks Elizabeth Warren

U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden attacked Democratic rival, Sen. Elizabeth Warren. He accused Warren of “elitism” for dismissing his criticism of her healthcare plan. Biden sarcastically..

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Warren releases plan to pay for Medicare for All [Video]Warren releases plan to pay for Medicare for All

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday the Medicare for All system she backs would cost the U.S. government an extra $20.5 trillion over 10 years but would not "require raising taxes one penny"..

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Warren Mum On Medicare-For-All [Video]Warren Mum On Medicare-For-All

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything, except Medicare-For-All. Politico reports that Medicare-For-All will cost $30-Trillion dollars. Warren doesn't know how she'll pay for it. Polls show..

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Buttigieg's 2018 Tweet Supporting Medicare For All Resurfaces [Video]Buttigieg's 2018 Tweet Supporting Medicare For All Resurfaces

Pete Buttigieg fought against Medicare for All proponents during recent Democratic presidential debates. Yet a tweet in 2018 showed that the South Bend, Ind., mayor supports Medicare for All. He said:..

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Dem hopefuls target Warren in latest debate [Video]Dem hopefuls target Warren in latest debate

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..

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A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed

Medicare revamped its reimbursement policy for physical, occupational and speech therapy in nursing homes. That has left some patients with less help.
NYTimes.com - Published

Medicare for all is really missing the point:' Experts say existing program still needs work

As some presidential candidates tout "Medicare for All" to reform the nation's health care system, some advocates warn the existing program is far from perfect.
USATODAY.com - Published

Democratic debate in Atlanta: From A to F, Mastio & Lawrence grade the 2020 candidates

Do these candidates have the fire to take on Donald Trump? And did anyone miss the traditional first hour of heated arguments about Medicare for All?
USATODAY.com - Published

Where Democratic presidential candidates stand on 'Medicare for All' ahead of next debate

Perhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over "Medicare for All."
Reuters - Published

Warren rolls out "transition" version of "Medicare for All"

Warren said the transition to full Medicare for All would take three years
CBS News - Published

Big Nurses Union Backs Bernie Sanders and His Push for ‘Medicare for All’

National Nurses United, the country’s biggest nurses union, also endorsed Bernie Sanders in 2016. This time, it chose him over Elizabeth Warren, who has laid out her own Medicare for all plan.
NYTimes.com - Published

Medicare Part B premium 2020: Rates and deductibles rising 7% for outpatient care

Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles are increasing 7% in 2020, which is a $9.10 monthly increase for 70% of Medicare beneficiaries.
USATODAY.com - Published

Full interview: Bernie Sanders, January 22

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, weighs in on the Women's March on Washington and challenges President Trump to stand by his campaign promise to keep Medicare and Medicaid. The full interview aired on..
CBS News - Published

"Promise" Americans you won't cut Medicare, Sanders urges Trump

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, challenges President Trump to stand by his campaign promise to keep Medicare and Medicaid. "Send out a tweet," Sanders suggests. "Promise the American people."
CBS News - Published

HHS Secretary Tom Price says "we believe in the guarantee of Medicare for our seniors"

President Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services says his goal is to make sure everyone has access to healthcare, moving forward. Secretary Tom Price adds his administration believes in..
CBS News - Published

Warren's Medicare for All plan attacked, parodied by Republicans, Democrats and 'SNL' show

U.S. presidential contender Elizabeth Warren's $20.5 trillion plan to provide healthcare for all Americans was attacked on the weekend by Republicans and fellow Democrats and parodied on "Saturday..
Reuters - Published

Candidates spar over health care at key Iowa event

The event came after Elizabeth Warren unveiled her much-anticipated proposal to pay for Medicare for All​
CBS News - Published

Democrat Warren: Medicare for All would not raise U.S. middle-class taxes 'one penny'

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a $20.5 trillion Medicare for All plan that she said would not require raising middle-class taxes "one penny," answering..
Reuters - Published

Rick Scott says Medicare for all will "ruin our health care system"

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Florida, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss his role in preparing a plan to replace Obamacare.
CBS News - Published

Will "Medicare for All" divide Democrats in 2020?

Ed O'Keefe, Jamal Simmons, Caitlin Huey-Burns and Jamelle Bouie discuss the role of "Medicare for All" in 2020 Democratic platforms for president.
CBS News - Published

Warren says she can fund Medicare for All without raising middle class taxes

Warren said the plan would fund Medicare for All without raising taxes on the middle class "by one penny"
CBS News - 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 open enrollment 2020: Skipping this step, or rushing through, could cost you

Medicare's complexity may explain why seniors are more likely to check for cheaper auto insurance or cable TV than reassess their coverage each year.
USATODAY.com - Published

New reports suggest ways to pay for Medicare For All system

Marc Goldwein, a senior vice president and senior policy director for the Committee For a Responsible Federal Budget, joins "Red & Blue" to break down the options for financing a Medicare for All..
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

Joe Biden describes his health care plan using Pete Buttigieg's term, 'Medicare for all who want it'

Biden on Wednesday referred to his health care plan as "Medicare for all who want it," employing the phrase used by rival Pete Buttigieg.
USATODAY.com - Published

Joe Biden on Medicare for All and taxes

"Nobody's going to say how they're going to pay." Joe Biden dismisses his opponents' plans to provide Medicare for All
CBS News - Published

Two charities to pay $6 million to resolve U.S. pharma kickback probe

Two charities will pay $6 million to resolve claims they operated as pass-throughs for seven pharmaceutical companies to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their high-priced medications, the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Democratic 2020 hopeful Warren still weighing Medicare for All financing options

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 middle-class..
Reuters - Published

Are Democrats Willing to Pay More in Taxes for Medicare for All?

Elizabeth Warren has declined to acknowledge that middle-class taxes would need to go up to pay for a single-payer health care system. How would Democratic voters feel if she did?
NYTimes.com - Published

Biden rips Warren's credibility after contentious Democratic debate

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden questioned surging rival Elizabeth Warren's credibility on Wednesday, accusing her of failing to be open with voters about how she would pay for her..
Reuters - Published

Warren comes under attack on healthcare, taxes at U.S. Democratic presidential debate

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..
Reuters - Published

Democrats go on attack against Warren on healthcare, taxes at presidential debate

Several Democratic presidential contenders launched an attack on surging U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on healthcare and taxes during a debate on Tuesday, pushing her to explain how she would pay for..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Democrats go on attack against Warren at debate over healthcare

Several Democratic presidential contenders went on the attack against surging U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren during a debate on Tuesday, pushing her to explain how she would pay for her ambitious..
Reuters - Published

With Medicare's open enrollment, should you change plans?

This open enrollment season for Medicare, seniors will face plenty of changes — and some new pitfalls
CBS News - Published

Trump talks Medicare support, slams Democrats

President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Democrats of an all-out attempt to “totally obliterate Medicare” and portrayed himself as the program’s defender as he took steps to expand Medicare’s..
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump woos seniors with order to boost Medicare health program

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..
Reuters - Published

Trump shifts focus to Medicare amid fallout over impeachment inquiry

Trump traveled to Florida on Thursday to promote proposed changes to Medicare designed to offer more affordable options.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump Expected to Expand Private Medicare Advantage Program

The president is on his way to Florida, where he is expected to unveil an executive order to expand the private-sector version of Medicare.
NYTimes.com - Published

Sanders presidential campaign pivots health scare to Medicare for All message

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.
Reuters - Published

Dozens charged in Medicare fraud scheme

Federal officials announced charges against 35 people in connection with a massive Medicare scam. It comes two weeks after a CBS News investigation revealed how recruiters have been enticing seniors to..
CBS News - Published

Feds crack Medicare gene test fraud

Federal agents have taken down an alleged Medicare scam that exploited seniors' curiosity about genetic medicine by enticing them to get their cheeks swabbed for unneeded DNA tests. (Sept. 27)  
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. agents raid genetic testing labs, charge 35 in Medicare fraud probe

U.S. federal agents raided genetic testing laboratories, and 35 people were criminally charged in four states in a crackdown on genetic testing fraud that officials said on Friday caused $2.1 billion..
Reuters - Published

Officials file charges in Medicare fraud scheme that targeted seniors

CBS News has learned federal officials are filing charges against dozens of individuals in connection with a Medicare fraud scheme that preyed on seniors' cancer fears. CBS News chief investigative..
CBS News - Published

Dozens expected to be charged in Medicare scam targeting seniors

A CBS News investigation found recruiters entice seniors to submit a DNA sample for a "free" genetic cancer risk test. Then, Medicare gets the bill
CBS News - Published

Genetic cancer risk scam targeting seniors may disqualify them from legitimate tests

A CBS News investigation uncovered massive Medicare fraud where recruiters entice seniors to submit a DNA sample for a genetic cancer risk test. Many never receive the results from these companies but..
CBS News - Published

Jonathan Van Ness endorses Warren, citing cost of HIV meds

Van Ness said it costs $3,500 to replace his pills out of pocket – something Warren hopes to fix with "Medicare for All"
CBS News - Published

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Next Big Effort: Tackling Poverty

After the Green New Deal and Medicare for all, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is turning her attention — and that of her supporters — to poverty and housing.
NYTimes.com - Published

Mayor Pete Buttigieg makes his case for "Medicare for all who want it"

Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is hoping his "Medicare for all who want it" plan differentiates himself from the rest of the Democrats running for president. Health care is “very important” for nine..
CBS News - Published

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi unveils proposal to lower drug prices

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released proposed legislation on Thursday that would allow the federal government to negotiate the prices of hundreds of prescription drugs for Medicare healthcare..
Reuters - Published

Pete Buttigieg's answer to "Medicare for All" includes a public option

Buttigieg likes to say that his health care plan is "Medicare for All Who Want It," that is, it would allow patients to purchase private insurance if they prefer
CBS News - Published

Medicare fraud using DNA test targets seniors

A CBS News investigation uncovered a new Medicare fraud that could potentially cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. The scheme begins with a recruiter enticing seniors to submit to a DNA..
CBS News - Published

"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

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