Tracking People Like Packages: Republicans’ Inhumane Immigration Ideas

31downesWEB thumbStandard Tracking People Like Packages: Republicans’ Inhumane Immigration IdeasChris Christie’s latest proposal is just one of many Republican strategies that treat immigrants like objects, diseases or invaders.

With Mergers, Concerns Grow About Private Medicare

An analysis of market share of insurance companies offering private Medicare plans found that nearly all American markets were already “highly concentrated.”

With Mergers, Concerns Grow About Private Medicare

An analysis of market share of insurance companies offering private Medicare plans found that nearly all American markets were already “highly concentrated.”

Health Proposals by Walker and Rubio Are Less Concerned About Poor

19UP Healthcare thumbStandard Health Proposals by Walker and Rubio Are Less Concerned About PoorBoth Republican presidential candidates would replace Obamacare by giving individuals tax credits they could use to shop for plans.

How Trump Might Help Reform Conservatives

Why the Donald’s rise need not spell doom for Republican policy reform.

The City Council Stands Up for Day Laborers

14downesWEB thumbStandard The City Council Stands Up for Day LaborersSupporting day laborers is good for the economy, but this is lost on many Americans.

The City Council Stands Up for Day Laborers

14downesWEB thumbStandard The City Council Stands Up for Day LaborersSupporting day laborers is good for the economy, but this is lost on many Americans.

Medicare, Reversing Itself, Will Pay More for an Expensive New Cancer Drug

09medicare thumbStandard Medicare, Reversing Itself, Will Pay More for an Expensive New Cancer DrugThe Obama administration has decided that Medicare will pay for one of the newest, most expensive cancer medications, Blincyto, which costs about $178,000 and treats an aggressive form of leukemia.

‘Sex Never Dies,’ but a Medicare Option for Older Men Does

0804SPAN thumbStandard ‘Sex Never Dies,’ but a Medicare Option for Older Men DoesOn July 1, Medicare stopped covering vacuum erection pumps, the latest indication that sexual health among older adults is not taken seriously.

A Health Care Safety Net the Public Loves

03mon3web thumbStandard A Health Care Safety Net the Public LovesDespite concerns for the financial condition of Medicare and Medicaid, Americans strongly oppose radical changes that some critics have proposed.

A Health Care Safety Net the Public Loves

03mon3web thumbStandard A Health Care Safety Net the Public LovesDespite concerns for the financial condition of Medicare and Medicaid, Americans strongly oppose radical changes that some critics have proposed.

Health Providers Brace for More Cuts to Medicare in Puerto Rico

03puertorico web01 thumbStandard Health Providers Brace for More Cuts to Medicare in Puerto RicoMore than 60 percent of Puerto Ricans receive Medicare or Medicaid, but cuts to a popular Medicare program highlight the disparity in federal funding for the island compared with the mainland.

We’re Making Life Too Hard for Millennials

Blame the baby boomers for the dangerous combination of burdensome debt and thin paychecks.

We’re Making Life Too Hard for Millennials

Blame the baby boomers for the dangerous combination of burdensome debt and thin paychecks.

As Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50, Use of Private Health Plans Surges

30HEALTHWEB1 thumbStandard As Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50, Use of Private Health Plans SurgesEnrollment in private insurance plans has soared as the government has tried control costs and improve care for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.