Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government's overseers of Medicare and Social Security. Continue Reading Below It paints a sobering picture of the programs, though it's relatively unchanged from last year's update. Social Security would become […]

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Trump admin offers Medicare insurers phase-in for controversial drug rebate rule

Trump’s drug pricing proposal will save Americans billions: HHS Secretary Alex Azar HHS Secretary Alex Azar tells FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo that patients are in the dark when it comes to prescription drug pricing. The Trump administration will allow insurers in the Medicare program to phase-in compliance with a sweeping proposal to eliminate the opaque rebates that flow from drug […]

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Democrats support expanding Medicare, with some caveats that could matter to voters

WASHINGTON/ST. GEORGE, S.C. (Reuters) – After launching his 2020 presidential bid last week, John Hickenlooper took a different stance on establishing a “Medicare-for-all” government health insurance program than many of his Democratic competitors. “I probably would oppose Medicare-for-all just because there are over 150 million people, Americans who have some form of private insurance through their business, and the vast […]

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In Dems' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees '20 weapon

"Medicare for All" has become catnip for Democratic presidential candidates and many lawmakers, yet Republicans prepping for next year's congressional races are also flocking to it — for entirely different reasons. Continue Reading Below GOP strategists say they'll use proposals to expand government-run health insurance to pummel Democrats for plotting to eliminate job-provided coverage, raise taxes and make doctors' office […]

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Medicare for all: Did ObamaCare teach us nothing?

How will Republicans respond to Democrats’ ‘Medicare-for-all’ plan? Washington Examiner’s Kelly Jane Torrance discusses why Republicans need to respond to the Democrats’ “Medicare-for-all” plan. When Democrats last controlled the House, they proposed “fixing” the nation’s health-care system through dramatic expansion of government. Their solution was ObamaCare – an expansion of government-controlled health care characterized by tax increases of $1 trillion […]

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