Call center workers at a federal contractor that handles calls about Medicare and the Affordable Care Act plans have staged a walkout in four states.
Democrats want Georgia to join 38 other states in expanding the state-federal Medicaid health insurance program to cover all able-bodied adults. To press that point, Democratic Gubernatorial nominee for governor, Stacey Abrams, opened her campaign at the site of a rural Georgia hospital that had closed.
The Inflation Reduction Act gives Medicare historic new powers to limit prescription drug prices. But the pharmaceutical industry is already lobbying to dull their impact.
Whether a simple operation is performed under the auspices of a hospital or at an independent surgery center can make a huge difference in cost.
Even the savviest Medicare drug plan shoppers can get a shock when they fill prescriptions: That great deal on medications in fall is no bargain after prices go up as much as 8% by winter.
Some lawmakers worry that pushing future post office retirees' health costs to Medicare could hurt the health program's outlook.
The Biden administration said that Medicare recipients will be able to get up to eight tests a month, free of charge.
The laws governing Medicare don't provide coverage for self-administered diagnostic tests, including rapid antigen tests. Here's how older adults can get free tests anyway.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: We talk one-on-one with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Greg Bluestein as Gov. Brian Kemp waits to hear if his proposal for a limited expansion of Medicaid will win federal approval. Plus, Atlanta Mayor-elect Andre Dickens works to head off the Buckhead city movement.
An alternative to original Medicare, the private plans are run mostly by major insurers. A recent analysis estimates Medicare overpaid these insurers by $106 billion from 2010 through 2019.
Without dental insurance, William Stork has put off getting his rotten tooth pulled; Medicare doesn't cover the $1,000 procedure. Dentists can't agree on whether all seniors should get that benefit.
When Medicare began in 1965, its backers expected benefits to expand over time, but politics have mostly stymied that. Congressional Democrats are trying again as part of a $3.5 trillion budget plan.
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the new head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, says she'll focus her time in charge on getting more Americans insured.
If the report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General is sustained, Humana Inc. could face a record penalty for overcharges in a Medicare Advantage plan.
Long-term care options are expensive and often out of reach for elders and people with disabilities. Part of the president's proposed infrastructure plan would help fund home-based health services.