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Payers, providers clash on CMS' plans for step therapy in Medicare Part B

The comment period on the Centers for Medicare ... support, however, CMS’ plan to allow greater use of prior authorization across these drug classes. AHCP also said it believes the agency can allow ... read more

The Debate Over How to Rein in Medicare Costs

For premium support, the challenge will be to convince beneficiaries that the strategy can be successful in bringing costs down rapidly enough ... is Director of the Center for Policy Innovation at ... read more

‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion

It would deliver significant savings on administration and drug costs, but increased demand for care would drive up spending, the analysis found. Sanders’ plan builds on ... to the growing support in ... read more

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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

Health plans for state employees use Medicare’s hammer on hospital bills

They're just as perplexed as the rest of us over the ever-rising cost of health care premiums. Now some states are moving to control costs of state employee health plans. And it's triggering alarm ... read more

House Democrats to Unveil Plan to Expand Health Coverage

On Tuesday, Democratic leaders, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, will put aside, at least for now, the liberal quest for a government-run “Medicare ... costs.” The legislative package, put together by ... read more

More states turning to 'Medicare-based contracting' for employee health care

Now some states are moving to control costs of state employee health plans. And it’s triggering alarm from the hospital industry. The strategy: Use Medicare reimbursement ... inflation despite various ... read more

Medicare for all who want it | Editorial

It is true, as Sanders argues, that a majority of Americans say they support ... strategy that is more careful, more likely to succeed. Medicare for all most closely resembles the system in Canada, ... read more

How ‘Medicare for All’ went from pipe dream to mainstream

A House bill by the co-leader of the Progressive Caucus, Pramila Jayapal, would also establish a national health care budget to cap costs. The Washington Democrat’s bill, like Sanders’ plan ... polls ... read more

Time for Medicare for all

Over 70% of Americans – and even 52% of Republicans – now support Medicare for All, a single-payer plan that builds on Medicare and would cover everyone at far lower cost than the current system. Here ... read more

Premium Support in Medicare

Over the years, various proposals have been weighed to achieve greater control over Medicare's cost growth by moving ... on Medicare Advantage plans.) THE ROLE OF PRIVATE PLANS: The concept of premium ... read more

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