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Democrats could add billions to massive partisan package to expand Medicare access

An effort by liberal Democrats to lower the Medicare eligibility age by five years could add billions more to the $ 3.5 trillion infrastructure and social welfare package the party is aiming to pass without GOP votes. Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders is leading the push to make adults 60-64 years old eligible for the government… Read More »

Furor Erupts: Billions Going To Hospitals Based On Medicare Billings, Not COVID-19

Probably few hospital systems need the emergency federal grants announced this week to handle the coronavirus crisis as badly as Florida’s Jackson Health does. Miami, its base of operations, is the worst COVID-19 hot spot in one of the most severely hit states. Even in normal years, the system sometimes barely makes money. At least… Read More »

Millennials spend billions on Halloween for social media fame: survey

Welcome to a boo-tiful new world. Halloween used to be an occasion to spook your neighbors in person, with costume and candy sales driven by trick-or-treaters and/or those looking to make the scene at parties and clubs. But even as Halloween continues to generate strong retail revenue, not only is the shopping (and influencing) migrating… Read More »

Government attorneys, OxyContin maker in settlement discussions as it faces billions in lawsuits

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — State attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments said Tuesday they are in active settlement talks with Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin that is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation’s opioid crisis. Purdue has been cast by attorneys and addiction experts… Read More »