The good doctor has lessons to offer the public, but kooky ideas for the nation.
The Obama administration’s announcement touched off none of the rancor over “death panels” that came up during debate on the Affordable Care Act in 2009.
Readers called out the candidates, the moderators and The New York Times in our debate survey.
The Wisconsin Republican insisted on the backing of the party’s right wing before taking the job. But budget issues could soon test that unity.
The American Hospital Association is attacking a payment change that would benefit the American people.
The debate exposes a continuing absence of fresh thinking.
A budget deal is expected to remove a big incentive that has been driving hospitals to acquire doctors’ practices.
The budget agreement reached this week will prevent a spike in Medicare premiums and a deep cut in Social Security benefits, experts said, but offers no long-term solution for either program.
It would be a big change, and its details are perplexing, but it involves health spending accounts.
Jeb Bush introduced a set proposals aimed at improving the financial health of Medicare and Social Security, calling for a reduction in subsidies for high-income seniors and an increase in the Social Security retirement age.
An Annals of Internal Medicine paper reports that the money needed to treat dementia in a patient’s final five years is greater than for heart disease and cancer.
A system called reference pricing, used in several other countries, controls costs without harming innovation.
“At a time when out-of-pocket medical costs are already rising, we cannot afford to let Republican obstructionism pile additional costs on our seniors,” said Hillary Rodham Clinton, reacting to the issue of no increase in Social Security benefits…
Unless Congress acts, some beneficiaries will face premium increases of about 50 percent, the largest rise, by far, in the history of Medicare.
The annual open enrollment period for Medicare begins Thursday, and if you buy a stand-alone prescription drug plan, health experts say you should review your policy and compare options.