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Pelosi offers plan to cut drug prices for seniors

Putting her stamp on the health care issue that worries consumers the most, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday unveiled an ambitious plan to...

Health care system now covers 90% of Americans

America’s much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn’t stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles...

Rocky forecasts for Medicare, Social Security

An unexpected weakening in the finances of Social Security and Medicare has raised concern about the bedrock programs for the middle class. The problems...

Trump’s Medicare Drug Plan: More Losers Than Winners?

Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump’s budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a...

Republicans offer more Medicare cuts

House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts...

No talk on Social Security, Medicare by candidates

The nation's framework for economic security and health care in retirement is financially unsustainable, but you wouldn't know it from listening to the presidential...

Shaky support for Sander’s ‘Medicare for all’

At first blush, many Americans like the idea of "Medicare for all," the government-run health system that's a rallying cry for Democratic presidential candidate...

Big hikes in Medicare drug plans coming

With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising...

Medicare paid $30 million for mystery ambulance rides

Medicare paid $30 million for ambulance rides for which no record exists that patients got medical care at their destination, the place where they...

Medicare wants to change policy on short hospital stays

Medicare proposed Wednesday to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for...