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Out-of-pocket drugs costs for Medicare beneficiaries need to be reined in
This year, 56 million U.S. seniors will pay more for Medicare prescription drug coverage, partly due to a single drug most will not take — Aduhelm, a newly approved, expensive, and controversial Alzheimer’s drug. In late 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
Finally, Some Accountability for Medicare Advantage Ads – NCPSSM
**** This is an update to a previously published post **** The makers of those misleading ads for Medicare Advantage (MA) starring celebrities like Joe Namath, Jimmy Walker, and William Shatner may finally be held to account. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
Medicare Part D spent twice what the VA paid for the same drugs
Medicare Part D spent more than twice as much on hundreds of prescription drugs than the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2017, largely because the agency representing military veterans was able to negotiate prices directly with drug makers, according to a new...
To Defend Social Security and Medicare, Dems Urged to Lift Debt Ceiling Before 2023
The president said that "under no circumstances" will he go along with Republican efforts to cut the social safety net programs, declaring: "That's not on the table. I will not do that."This content was originally published here.
How to avoid getting duped by Medicare scams during open enrollment
As beneficiaries are encouraged to review their coverage for 2023, fraudsters may try to capitalize on that and cast a broad net to lure in victims.This content was originally published here.
Austin AFL-CIO Council Urges Biden to End Medicare Privatization Scheme
The labor council of the Austin, Texas AFL-CIO has passed a resolution urging the Biden administration to terminate a Medicare privatization scheme that is quietly moving ahead despite vocal opposition from doctors, seniors, and progressive lawmakers. The pilot...
Senate Report Decries Medicare Advantage Plan Marketing Deception | MedPage Today
Widespread Medicare Advantage (MA) marketing scams and deception often result in beneficiaries getting switched -- without their knowledge or consent -- to plans that don't cover their providers or their needs, according to a new report from the Majority Staff of the...
Senate Report Details ‘Latest Privatized Medicare Scandal’ as Seniors Preyed Upon and Duped
"It is unacceptable for this magnitude of fraudsters and scam artists to be running amok in Medicare," said Sen. Ron Wyden.This content was originally published here.
Joe Biden Is Privatizing Medicare
The Biden administration is expanding Donald Trump’s Medicare privatization scheme that is forcing hundreds of thousands of seniors onto for-profit health plans. Joe Biden speaking at the White House on February 28, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker / Getty...