Tag Archives: Medicare

Nancy Pelosi’s latest Medicare proposal would pass drug discounts to all consumers

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaking at her weekly press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Michael Brochstein | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s latest draft of legislation allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices would also apply those discounts to private health plans across the U.S.,… Read More »

Oscar Health Readies 2020 Medicare Expansion With Bigger Profits

Signage is displayed on a glass door inside the Oscar Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Photographer: Kholood Eid/Bloomberg © 2017 Bloomberg Finance LP Oscar Health said its key underwriting profits jumped in the first quarter as the company prepares to expand into new Medicare Advantage markets… Read More »

Cramer Remix: What “Medicare for All” would mean for UnitedHealth Group

More and more Democratic presidential hopefuls are adopting a single-payer health care stance, which could be devastating for any player in the health insurance business, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday. Following the lead of Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator who is one of the biggest mouthpieces advocating for “Medicare for All,” about eight candidates… Read More »

Viewpoints: Those Who Have Contracted Deadly Diseases Know The Value Of Vaccinations; ‘Medicare At 55’ Is The Politically Feasible Step We Should Be Taking

Editorials and columnists discuss health care issues. Stat: My Polio-Stricken Mother’s Advice To Parents: Immunize Your Kids I was 1 year old in 1949 when polio struck my mother. As I got older and could understand why she was in a wheelchair, she told me about her time in the hospital — more than a… Read More »