3 things to look for in Trump’s speech on drug pricing

May 10, 2018
The president is set to talk about his plans to lower the price of drugs on Friday.
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Capping out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare patients wouldn't lower drug prices

Apr 30, 2018
Several health economists and policy experts argue until Washington forces drug companies to lower their overall prices, an out-of-pocket Medicare cap is just dabbling at the edges.
A pharmacy technician counts out a prescription of antibiotic pills.
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Should you worry about the national debt?

Feb 16, 2018
We have short-term focus but a long-term problem.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee Tuesday on the 2019 budget proposal released the day before.
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After taxes, what’s next for the GOP?

Dec 19, 2017
Forget the tax overhaul. That’s old news. Republicans are already looking ahead to their next goal: cutting Medicare, Medicaid and other programs like food stamps. They’re calling it “entitlement reform.” Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

As Republicans get ready to reveal a tax plan, a look at how they might pay for it

Oct 31, 2017
With all the focus on the Republican tax plan due out this week, we take a look at some of the ways they may pay for it: cuts to Medicaid and Medicare. The Republicans’ budget blueprint calls for funding reductions…

So just what is a single-payer system?

Sep 13, 2017
Sarah Kliff of Vox explains Bernie Sander's new universal health care plan, Medicaid for All.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, introduces the Medicare for All legislation, his plan for government-sponsored universal health care, on Capitol Hill today.

Three global ideas that could make U.S. health care better

Jul 7, 2017
If you could have any part of another country's health care system, what would it be?
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A health plan to encourage seniors to get the care they need

Jun 6, 2017
A House committee is set to hold a hearing on a plan to lower costs for people on Medicare. The bipartisan legislation would let Medicare make some basic services cheaper for patients with chronic conditions. A diabetes patient who’s prone…

5 percent of patients drive 50 percent of health care spending. A new bill aims to change that.

May 16, 2017
Republicans and Democrats don’t quite see eye to eye when it comes to repealing Obamacare. But when the Senate Finance Committee meets today, there’s likely to be common ground on how to improve care for the 3.5 million sickest and…

Medicare's free wellness visits sound great, but in practice, there are challenges

May 4, 2017
They're meant to help doctors identify potential problems early on. But what's the outcome?
In wellness visits, physicians gather medical and family history, update lists of the patient's prescriptions and conduct lots of screenings.
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