Half of the nearly 65 million people with Medicare are enrolled in the private health plans called Medicare Advantage.
Tens of billions of dollars of benefits, including from Medicare, are going unused every year because seniors don’t know about them, find applications too difficult to complete, or feel conflicted about asking for help.
Under the legislation, Medicare would start negotiating the prices of some drugs in the program’s prescription drug plan, beginning four years from now.
An ad misleadingly paints what is more accurately characterized as nearly $300 billion in savings for consumers and taxpayers.
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The state-run mental hospital must improve patient safety at its satellite campus or it will lose eligibility for Medicare funding, inspectors warn.
Pharmaceutical industry and patients representatives want to stop restricting Medicare funding for a controversial Alzheimer’s drug. Critics say it should never have been approved.
A federal program penalizes hospitals for having the high numbers of patient infections and potentially avoidable complications, but many of them it simultaneously rates as among the best in the country.