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Support Builds for a Plan to Rein In Medicare Costs

WASHINGTON — Though it reached no agreement, the special Congressional committee on deficit reduction built a case for major structural changes in Medicare that would limit the government’s open-ended ... read more

Employer health coalitions chipping away at plan costs

But no organization, regardless of size, can benefit from coalition membership without having the will to change its benefits strategy. And regardless of how many plan members a coalition ... achieve ... read more

Congress, CMS Taking Key Steps to Examine Drug Costs

"I have switched most of my Medicare Remicade patients to the biosimilar for cost savings to the patient and the system." CMS did get some enthusiastic support for its plan. In a comment, Mitchell's o... read more

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Progressives can’t be trusted with Medicare-for-all

There’s one big hole in the plan: the cost. And progressives this week showed exactly why we can’t trust them to address it. When proponents of Medicare-for-all are asked ... is a powerful tool that w... read more

'Medicare For All': After Winning The House, Democrats Admit They Want To Socialize Health Care

head of the "Medicare for all" House caucus, told the Washington Post. ''We have to push on the inside while continuing to build support for this ... considered such a plan two years ago but ditched i... read more

DMC to add 79 Medicare-funded medical residency slots

In a move most hospitals don't take all at once because of financial costs ... Medicare pays for, they can add residents using their own funding sources. DMC has at least 81 unfilled and unfunded resi... read more

Study Finds Premium Support Plan Could Raise Medicare Premiums In Many Parts of Country

The study modeled the impact of a generic version of premium support, under which beneficiaries ... Even a few Democrats have flirted with such a plan as a way to leverage market efficiency to rein in ... read more

Duke, UNC Health among health systems to join value-based program with Blue Cross NC

Under the new program, called Blue Premier, Blue Cross NC and the health systems will be jointly responsible for better health outcomes and patient experiences while lowering costs ... to build and le... read more

Compare Democrats’ many Medicare-for-All proposals with this chart

Furthermore, people on both sides of the political aisle think any major change to the nation’s health care insurance system would need bipartisan support ... Medicare Part D drug plans, Medicare Adva... read more

Blue states' health plans risk industry backlash

The big picture: Industry groups like doctors and hospitals generally support efforts to cover the uninsured, even through public plans that ... a way to build market clout and drive prices down acros... read more

All of Congress’s ideas for bringing down prescription drug prices, explained

Now congressional Democrats are starting to put together an extensive menu of ideas for reducing prescription drug costs. Democrats have made ... pharma argues that private Medicare Part D plans alrea... read more

The Health 202: Congress and Trump may actually take action in 2019 to lower drug prices

OOF: Insurers have pocketed more than $9 billion in taxpayer funds by overestimating their annual costs for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans ... have Pelosi’s support. “We have to push on the i... read more

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