Dan Gorenstein of Tradeoffs explains what factors the federal insurance program will look at and what the next steps are.
More than three dozen states have legalized the medical use of cannabis products. But for some patients, it’s not an affordable option.
A little-known payment change could save the federal government $150 billion over the next 10 years.
There’s been a push for original Medicare recipients to switch to Medicare Advantage, but the plans have seen controversy.
Medicare raised premiums late last year in preparation to cover the drug Aduhelm. Ultimately, Medicare rejected coverage of the drug, with limited exceptions.
Over 40 million Americans with some form of hearing loss could benefit from the ease of buying a hearing aid at their local pharmacy.
The health policy reform is part of the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act, which could aid 48 million Medicare recipients.
The limited plan would, for the first time, give Medicare the power to negotiate prices directly with pharmaceutical companies.
The cost of the newly approved treatment will be about $56,000 a year, much of it paid for by Medicare.
Among the many issues fighting for space on the political agenda is a Biden campaign promise to lower expand access Medicare.