Biden faces economic obstacles beyond the pandemic's burdens

The list includes dwindling trust funds for Social Security and Medicare and potential bubbles in the housing and stock markets.
Biden will confront "headwinds unlike those that have ever been faced by any modern president," says Eugene Steuerle of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.
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Trump's prescription for lower drug prices hits a roadblock

Dec 24, 2020
A federal judge has issued an injunction to the Medicare rule change, saying the administration rushed it through.
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States scrambling with Medicaid enrollments climbing

Nov 30, 2020
Will a surge in enrollments prompted by the pandemic mean cuts to benefits?
Medical workers walk outside of a special coronavirus intake area at a hospital in Brooklyn earlier this year.
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For seniors on Medicare, there are new offerings that may be appealing during COVID-19

Oct 15, 2020
Some supplemental plans offer benefits that are related to health care, like access to meal delivery services or transportation to medical appointments.
EMS medics treat a senior with COVID-19 symptoms in Houston, Texas.
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Middle-aged Americans worried about health care costs are less likely to seek care

Feb 10, 2020
A quarter of adults in their 50s and early 60s worry about paying for health insurance.
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Medicare can be confusing, but where there's choice ... there's business opportunity

Oct 4, 2019
Insurance brokers have built businesses in educating consumers and selling them Medicare plans.
President Donald Trump speaks before an executive order signing regarding Medicare in Florida.
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Rural hospitals expect to see a boost with changes to Medicare reimbursement

Sep 30, 2019
Medicare is increasing reimbursement rates for certain low-wage hospitals, but not everyone supports the change.
Coosa Valley’s café, called the Hickory Street Café, is a popular lunch spot in Sylacauga, Alabama.
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Why do foreign countries pay less than the U.S. for prescription drugs?

Jul 9, 2019
The answer comes down to one key tactic: negotiation.
A pharmacy's green cross sign in Nantes, western France.
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Here's how it works if you're undocumented and need health care

Jul 9, 2019
If a person without authorization to be in the U.S. can afford it, they can purchase nongovernment-subsidized insurance. But few jobs pay enough.
Medical students give a check-up to a Jamaican migrant worker on a H2A visa at a Connecticut apple orchard and farm on October 11, 2017 in Middlefield, Connecticut.
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Many in the health care industry already lining up to derail 'Medicare-for-all'

Feb 8, 2019
Patients may like the sound of "Medicare-for-all," but for many of the hospitals and doctors who would treat them, it's a nonstarter.
Patients may like the sound of "Medicare-for-all," but for many of the hospitals and doctors who would treat them, it's a nonstarter. 
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