The many complications of Medicare

Oct 15, 2015
No, Medicare is not free.
Posted In: Medicare, mail, health care insurance

When it comes to Medicare, you better shop around

Oct 15, 2015
Drug prices change year to year, making real differences between plans.
Posted In: Medicare, senior citizens, seniors

Rising Medicare premiums mean a big increase for some

Oct 9, 2015
Even state budgets could take a hit.
Posted In: Medicare, medicaid, premium
Brenda Major is examined by Dr. Fernanda Mercade during a routine checkup at the Jessie Trice Center for Community Health clinic in Miami, Florida.

How Congress solved one problem but created another

Sep 28, 2015
It's a glimpse into how people make money off of piecemeal solutions.
Posted In: Congress, Medicare, health insurance
The U.S. healthcare system is launching a new coding system.

Doctors prepare for new codes to catalog illnesses

Sep 28, 2015
The updated system will provide more detail and data for health experts.
Posted In: Medicare, doctors, medical technology
Pharmacy Technician Sapriece Barrett

What if Medicare could bargain over drug prices?

Aug 3, 2015
Currently, Medicare is banned from negotiating directly with drug companies.
Posted In: Medicare, prescription drugs, healthcare costs

50 years of Medicare, by the numbers

Jul 30, 2015
The sweeping health care laws cover a third of Americans.
Posted In: health care, medicaid, Medicare

At 50, Medicare is spending more on hospice

Jul 30, 2015
25 percent goes to end-of-life care, but does it save on other expenses?
Posted In: Medicare, hospice, palliative care
Doctors perform surgery.

Medicare tackles disparities in common operations

Jul 10, 2015
Sometimes a hip replacement costs $16,500. Sometimes it costs twice that.
Posted In: Medicare, medical care, hip replacement
A terminally-ill resident of the Hospice of Saint John is comforted in her bed in Lakewood, Colorado. Medicare has announced plans to reimburse doctors for end-of-life care discussions with patients.

Medicare to pay for end-of-life discussions

Jul 9, 2015
And private insurers usually follow Medicare’s lead.
Posted In: Medicare, doctors, patient, end of life care