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.
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 to both programs. What might that mean for low-income people and seniors who depend on […]
Sarah Kliff of Vox explains Bernie Sander's new universal health care plan, Medicaid for All.
If you could have any part of another country's health care system, what would it be?
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 to blindness, for example, would get cheaper eye exams. It’s a model private insurers are […]
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 most expensive Medicare patients: a new bipartisan bill that targets new treatments for the people […]
They're meant to help doctors identify potential problems early on. But what's the outcome?
'Without health care, people don’t want to stay here. I don't blame them,' a former nurse says.
Irwin County Hospital is one of many in the country that are struggling to keep their doors open.
Marketplace contributor Chris Farrell says Trump's base relies on them.