August 31, 2021:
Spurred by decades of complaints about the high cost of hearing aids, Congress passed a law in 2017 to allow over-the-counter sales, with hopes it would boost competition and lower prices.
Four years later, federal regulators have yet to issue...Read more >
June 14, 2021: How to get the care you need at the lowest cost
There's no getting around it. Medicare is a complicated program and every decision you make will have consequences – for your health and your wallet. To help you get the most out of your benefits w...Read more >
March 29, 2021:
A cost-saving change in Medicare launched in the final days of the Trump administration will cut payments to hospitals for some surgical procedures while potentially raising costs and confusion for patients.
For years, the Centers for Medicare...Read more >
February 04, 2021:
Some people get Medicare Part A and Part B automatically, and other people need to sign up through Social Security
If you're over 65 (or turning 65 in the next 3 months) and not already getting benefits from Social Security, you need to sig...Read more >
January 07, 2021: Sharon Clark is able to get her life-sustaining cancer drug, Pomalyst — priced at more than $18,000 for a 28-day supply — only because of the generosity of patient assistance foundations.
Clark, 57, a former insurance agent who lives in Bixby,...Read more >
May 20, 2020:
The payroll tax supports the country's two biggest safety nets: Social Security and Medicare. Workers will pay 6.2% on the first $137,700 of their wage and salary income into Social Security this year. And they will pay 1.45% of all their ea...Read more >
January 23, 2020: "It'll be toward the end of the year," Trump said from Davos, Switzerland. "And at the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it's such a big percentage."
By Jon Queally, st...Read more >
January 20, 2020:
Medicare is often at the forefront of national discourse. However, much of the discussion tends to ignore young Americans under the assumption that they are not affected by, or do not care about Medicare's future and the impact of Medicare in t...Read more >
December 13, 2019:
On October 6, 2019 the President issued an executive order that appeared to be an attack on Medicare for All but when the details of this executive order are looked at it is really an attack on our current Medicare system. This is a continuation ...Read more >
October 18, 2019: By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News OCTOBER 9, 2019
(Hannah Norman/KHN illustration; Getty Images)
Dean Ernest had been living in a nursing home about a year when his son, John, got a call last winter asking if his father was experien...Read more >