On Medicare and Assessing the Value of Lung Cancer Screening

11span thumbStandard On Medicare and Assessing the Value of Lung Cancer ScreeningEven after Medicare has promised to begin covering the test, it will not help everyone who’s eligible, experts warn, and will subject some to harm.

Soaring Drug Prices

Edith A. Rosato of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy writes that “the blunt instrument of government price negotiations” may be neither “necessary nor wise.”

Soaring Drug Prices

Edith A. Rosato of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy writes that “the blunt instrument of government price negotiations” may be neither “necessary nor wise.”

2016 Politics Drive Talk on Entitlements

Presidential campaign politics are placing options on the table, whether Washington decides to seize them after the election or not.

Ben Carson Bucks G.O.P. and Backs Raising Minimum Wage

08firstdraft ban carson thumbStandard Ben Carson Bucks G.O.P. and Backs Raising Minimum WageBen Carson takes a stand against Republican orthodoxy by saying in an interview that the minimum wage should “probably” be raised.

Ben Carson Bucks G.O.P. and Backs Raising Minimum Wage

08firstdraft ban carson thumbStandard Ben Carson Bucks G.O.P. and Backs Raising Minimum WageBen Carson takes a stand against Republican orthodoxy by saying in an interview that the minimum wage should “probably” be raised.

Huckabee Vows to Protect Programs for Older Americans

06ENTITLEMENT web thumbStandard Huckabee Vows to Protect Programs for Older AmericansAs Mike Huckabee began his campaign for president, his pledge on Social Security and Medicare put him at odds with his Republican opponents.

Mike Huckabee, Anti-Reform Conservative

Choosing the dark side of conservative economic populism.

Mike Huckabee on the Issues

06ISSUES HUCKABEE web thumbStandard Mike Huckabee on the IssuesMr. Huckabee, a former Republican governor of Arkansas, has been outspoken on a range of matters, particularly foreign policy and same-sex marriage.

Runaway Drug Prices

05tue1web thumbStandard Runaway Drug PricesThe Obama administration and some states are tackling the lack of transparency and the rising costs.

Runaway Drug Prices

05tue1web thumbStandard Runaway Drug PricesThe Obama administration and some states are tackling the lack of transparency and the rising costs.

Medicare Releases Detailed Data on Prescription Drug Spending

01DRUG thumbStandard Medicare Releases Detailed Data on Prescription Drug SpendingThe data, the most detailed breakdown ever provided about the prescription claims of Medicare beneficiaries, included information about 36 million patients and $103 billion in spending.

Obama Proposes That Medicare Be Given the Right to Negotiate the Cost of Drugs

Efforts to create precision medicines that use genetic information to aid treatment can cost well over $50,000 and as high as $311,000, raising issues for users and the Medicare system.

Republicans in House and Senate Agree on a Budget

The budget would cut education and entitlement programs like Medicare and ease the legislative process to end the Affordable Care Act.

Federal Push for Privacy Hampers Addiction Research and Care

28up health1 thumbStandard Federal Push for Privacy Hampers Addiction Research and CareMedicare and Medicaid data offer the best available window into health outcomes and costs. Now a part of that information is hidden.