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Medicare for all: a campaign promise, catchy bumper sticker, or viable program?     

With the 2020 election cycle already moving into high gear, we are hearing a lot about Medicare for all. But is it a serious campaign promise, a catchy bumper sticker or a viable national program? Supporters suggest it will be a panacea for our nation’s health insurance needs. Others are less sure. And some are […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Medicare, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Washington Watch, CRNA


Healthy food prescriptions could save lives and money

Healthy food prescriptions through Medicare and Medicaid could generate substantial health gains and be highly cost-effective, according to a study published March 19 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Yujin Lee and Dariush Mozaffarian of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Massachusetts, United States and colleagues. As noted by the authors, the findings support the implementation and evaluation of such programs within private and public healthcare ...
Tags: Science, Medicare, Tufts University, PLOS Medicine, Dariush Mozaffarian, Friedman School of Nutrition Science, Yujin Lee, Massachusetts United States


Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health

A team of researchers modeled the health and economic effects of healthy food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid. The study, published today in PLOS Medicine, finds that health insurance coverage to offset the cost of healthy food for Medicare and/or Medicaid participants would be highly cost effective after five years and improve health outcomes.
Tags: Science, Medicare, Medicare Medicaid, PLOS Medicine


Democrats Pledged to Lower Health Costs. They Just Haven’t Figured Out How.

Democrats are at odds over how to fulfill their promise to lower health costs, with centrists opposing the “Medicare for all” plan favored by progressives.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, House Of Representatives, Medicare, Democratic Party, Health Insurance and Managed Care, United States Politics and Government, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010, Midterm Elections (2018


Medicare for All Is Divisive (in the Democratic Party)

Democrats are at odds over how to fulfill their promise to lower health costs, with centrists opposing the “Medicare for all” plan favored by progressives.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, House Of Representatives, Medicare, Democratic Party, Health Insurance and Managed Care, United States Politics and Government, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010, Midterm Elections (2018


Outside political groups not always what they appear

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad echoes objections from drugmakers by warning that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing to certain Medicare drugs would be a nightmare for seniors. The one-minute spot is the handiwork of the Alliance for Patient Access, a nonprofit […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Medicare, Trump


Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers’

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad echoes objections from drugmakers by warning that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing to certain Medicare drugs would be a nightmare for seniors. The one-minute spot is the handiwork of the Alliance for Patient Access, a nonprofit […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Medicare, Trump


Cost of x-rays and ultrasounds to drop under Coalition pledge to increase Medicare rebates

All ultrasound and diagnostic radiology services to be cheaper under planPatients who need x-rays and ultrasounds will end up paying less under a new Morrison government pledge to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for the services.The health minister, Greg Hunt, announced on Sunday the government would expand indexation of Medicare payments to all ultrasound and diagnostic radiology services over three years from 1 July 2020 – for the first time in 20 years. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Medicare, Greg Hunt, Morrison


Automation and Longevity Impacts on Social Security and Medicare

Some people believe that successful antiaging would have a huge impact on social security and Medicare. They believe that if breakthrough medicine reduced the death probability each year three times,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Social Security, Innovation, Medicare


Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ The karma of cutting Medicare

Like those of his recent predecessors, President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts in October will not be adopted by Congress. Still, a presidential budget plan is an important indicator of the administration's priorities.
Tags: Health, Congress, Medicare, Donald Trump, KHN


National health care topples a Nordic government

National health care topples a Nordic government Failure to reform the national health system has led the government to collapse in one of the most statist governments following the Nordic model. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä of Finland and his cabinet members have resigned after failing to rein in the nation’s health care costs and provide greater competition. This comes as reports show private citizens in Finland increasingly turning to the free market to m...
Tags: Religion, America, United States, Finland, Medicare, Bernie Sanders, Helsinki, Juha Sipila, Dutton, Sipila, Ed Dutton, Ingmar Lindström, Statistics Finland Providing


Kamala Harris wants to quadruple the US Digital Service budget and bring it to states

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who has already announced her presidential campaign, has introduced a bill that would double down on one of the rare successful tech upgrade programs in the government today: the U.S. Digital Service. Ultimately she wants this quietly effective program to go from federal to state and local level, and command a much larger $65 million yearly budget. If you haven’t heard of the USDS, don’t worry — it’s not exactly flashy. Founded under Obama’s tenure after the Heal...
Tags: Obama, Government, Senate, Tech, Healthcare, Medicare, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, USDS, U S Digital Service, U.S. Senate, US Digital Service


401(k) Plan Tax Benefits – Why And How To Invest For Retirement

Investing for retirement is fraught with potential potholes in the road. And it is often confusing since there are so many options. Knowing about these 401(k) tax benefits can make your journey to retirement a little less bumpy. R egarding retirement, one thing is certain: investing in ways that take full advantage of tax benefits is important. Investing in only taxable accounts might sound good, since you get more flexibility in choosing how, when, and how much to invest. But the taxes can ta...
Tags: Taxes, Marketing, Social Security, Medicare, Ira, Blooom


How Trump wants to whack Medicare and Medicaid spending

When he first ran for president, Donald Trump blasted the Obama administration for hurting senior citizens by slashing billions from Medicare.
Tags: Obama, Cnn, Medicare, Donald Trump, Trump


Understanding the President’s Budget Proposal

     On Monday, March 11, President Trump released his proposal for the last meaningful budget of his first term.   It will cover the period from October 1, 2019, until five weeks before the 2020 presidential election.   To avoid either a pre-election government shutdown or embarrassing pre-election concessions, the President and Congress will almost certainly agree to a continuing resolution to cover the pre-election period, with the final 2021 budget’s contours determined by the election’...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Senate, Iraq, Afghanistan, House, Paul ryan, Medicare, Pentagon, Department Of Homeland Security, Medicaid, Branding, Clinton, Trump, McConnell, Social Security Medicare


House Democrats zero in on Trump's proposed Medicare spending cuts

House Democrats on Tuesday zeroed in on "malicious" proposed cuts to health care and other social programs, reviving their winning midterm message in a first attack on President Donald Trump's proposed $4.7 trillion fiscal 2020 budget proposal.
Tags: Cnn, House, Medicare, Donald Trump, Trump


Startup Law A to Z: Employment Law

Your startup will not succeed unless you, the founder, build an exceptional team. Great teams are built on top of great culture. Yet any venture-backed startup founder will tell you, myself included, that developing a positive corporate culture is more art than science, requiring constant and creative recalibration as your company grows. What then does this have to do with employment law? First, building an exceptional team means hiring great people; whether that involves W-9s for consultants, I...
Tags: Startups, California, Social Security, Medicare, Employment law, Lawyers, FLSA, Dynamex, Startup Lawyers, Verified Experts, Startup Law, Startup Law A to Z, ADP Gusto Paychex


Biden Slams Trump, Teases White House Run In ‘A Few Weeks’

Joe Biden not-so-coyly teased a presidential bid on Tuesday, basking in “Run, Joe, run” chants from a friendly firefighters union, telling them he may need their support soon — and taking some direct swipes at President Trump. “I appreciate the energy you showed me when I got up here. Save it a little longer, I may need it in a few weeks,” the former vice president told the annual conference of the International Association of Fire Fighters to big cheers. And he took multiple shots at Trump, att...
Tags: News, America, Joe Biden, United States, Medicare, Dc, Biden, Medicaid, Joe, Trump, Mike Pence, Jill, 2020 Elections, Cameron Joseph, Harold Schaitberger, International Association of Fire Fighters


Outcry over Trump’s cuts to Medicare hospital payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump pledged not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. Once in the White House, Trump reneged on his promise not to cut Medicaid for low-income people. Now he’s being criticized for steep Medicare payment cuts to hospitals proposed in his new budget. The head of a […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Medicare, Donald Trump, Trump, Social Security Medicare, White House Trump


America first: Trump boosts domestic spending on HIV but slashes help for those overseas

The US government has pledged nearly $300m to help end HIV transmission at home but has also announced a huge cut to foreign aid programmes fighting the disease around the world.  In his new budget, unveiled on Monday, Donald Trump made good on promises to provide new money to fight HIV in the United States but slashed funding to the State Department and USAID, which describes itself as the world's "premier international development agency", by 23 per cent.  In his State of the Union address...
Tags: Science, Congress, US, America, United States, United Nations, Medicare, State Department, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Usaid, Trump, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul, Emergency Programme, Michael Ruppal






Two Theories of Politics: Zero-Sum vs. Self-Reinforcing Change

The FT's Edward Luce recently judged that “America’s intellectual energy is now on the left.” With light comes heat, and there are vigorous debates among progressives on fundamental questions in tech, health, employment, energy, and finance policy. I am less concerned about the in-fighting than about the outdated theories of political change it sometimes presumes. A broad popular front united against Trumpist patrimonialism may fragment if too many within it are committed to too narrow an approa...
Tags: US, America, Medicare, Donald Trump, Rube Goldberg, Paul Krugman, Cornell, Branding, Bush, CBO, Krugman, Pramila Jayapal, Keynes, Robert Hockett, Peterson Institute, Henwood


For a growing number of Americans, socialism is OK

You wouldn’t expect democratic socialists to hit the brakes when it comes to social justice. But in late February members of Inland Empire Democratic Socialists of America learned how to fix brake lights so they could offer that bit of auto repair service, for free, at an upcoming community event. Working tail lights, they reasoned, would mean fewer police traffic stops and, possibly, fewer fatal outcomes for people of color. Auto repair is just one part of the chapter’s public outreach about an...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, California, Mexico, White House, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, House, Beverly Hills, Clarke, Medicare, Dallas, The New York Times


Fox News condemns host Jeanine Pirro's attack on Ilhan Omar – live

Fox News host went after Omar for wearing hijabNetwork: ‘We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.12pm GMT New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s advisers are skeptical to say the least about his potential presidential bid.De Blasio, who traveled to South Carolina this weekend, has said he won’t rule out jumping into the already crowded 2020 Democratic primary field. 1.06pm GMT Donald Trump will be unveiling his proposal for the ...
Tags: Media, Republicans, Congress, Washington, White House, New York City, Race, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Social Security, Bill De Blasio, Medicare, Fox News


She Invented a Board Game With Scientific Integrity. It’s Taking Off.

How Elizabeth Hargrave turned a passion for ornithology and spreadsheets into a popular game about birds.
Tags: Games, Design, News, Eggs, Birds, Birdwatching, Hobbies, Medicare, Mathematics, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Flowers and Plants, Cards and Card Games, Your-feed-science, Elizabeth Hargrave


Medicare for all and the problem of health care on demand

The evolving politics of single-payer health care conflate the concepts of universal coverage, health care on demand and free health care. To the indiscriminate progressive mind, all three are part of the holy grail. The fly in the ointment is that highly attractive and altruistic politics runs into the brick wall of reality. As Thomas […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Medicare, Thomas, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Washington Watch, CRNA


Americans still confused about the meaning of socialism

Last week this column asked, “Why are we still debating the merits of socialism?” Based on quite a few responses, I’ve come up with three main answers. First, a surprising number of people still are seduced by its nice-sounding promises. Second, some politicians and activists are using the term again, which gives rise to this discussion. If you ask the public anything, including the virtues of cannibalism or self-immolation, a certain percentage will like the idea. Third, many people think wanti...
Tags: Opinion, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Social Security, Medicare, Venezuela, Lausd, Nicaragua, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Lenin, Mitchell, Hugo Chavez, Ecclesiastes


Sanders’ ‘Medicare-for-all’ expands long-term care benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is raising the stakes of the “Medicare-for-all” debate by expanding his proposal to include long-term care. That could force other Democratic presidential candidates to decide whether to continue supporting the bill given the high cost of providing long-term care coverage. “Medicare-for-all” is unlikely to advance in the Republican-controlled Senate, […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Washington, Senate, Ap, Nation, Medicare, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders


Instead of Medicare for all, how about Medicare for more?

Medicare for all is one of the leading campaign issues among the Democratic presidential candidates. Michigan Rep. John Conyers first introduced the idea in Congress in 2003. It went nowhere, but as the one-time party of JFK morphed into something much further left, Medicare for all rose from the dead. Medicare for all promises universal coverage, so that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Congress, Policy, Medicare, Michigan, Jfk, John Conyers, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Washington Watch, CRNA