Tag Archives: Medicare

After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »

Elizabeth Warren says she’ll deliver plan to fund Medicare for All

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Elizabeth Warren said she’ll soon unveil a plan to pay for her Medicare for All plan after weeks of criticism for not providing details about a concept long promoted by a Democratic primary rival, Vermont Sen.Bernie Sanders. Closing out a rally before about 475 people at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, the… Read More »

Obama Alums Tell Health Insurance Lobby “Medicare For All” Won’t Happen – MAPLight.org

This story was produced in conjunction with Tarbell.org, a Philadelphia-based investigative news site. A decade after the nation’s biggest health insurance lobby spent more than $ 100 million on a campaign to defeat President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, Obama’s former top strategist told the organization’s executives that “Medicare for All” likely won’t… Read More »

Kamala Harris campaign should either be honest about private insurance or admit she isn’t for ‘Medicare for all’

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., with the help of her campaign, keeps trying to claim she supports “Medicare for all” while obfuscating the reality that it would essentially eliminate private insurance. She needs to stick with one clear position or she’s going to be obliterated on the issue should her candidacy gain more traction. It initially… Read More »

Former Trump FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns ‘Medicare for All’ would hold back medical progress

President Trump’s former Food and Drug Administration chief waded into the “Medicare for All” debate on Friday, warning that access to life-saving treatments could suffer if the government were to become the only payer of healthcare services. “I think it would squelch innovation, and I think it would hold back medical progress,” Scott Gottlieb said… Read More »