Tag Archives: medicare

Arguing to Undo the ACA. Harming Medicare. Do They Go Hand in Hand?

“Trump is pushing to slash Medicare benefits.” — Digital and TV campaign ad, Oct. 9, 2020 This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). It’s a tried-and-true campaign strategy. Candidates go on the attack, claiming their opponent will do harm to Medicare. After all, people 65 and… Read More »

Beneficiaries’ lack of Medicare knowledge could lead to dissatisfaction in plans

More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries find their insurance confusing and difficult to understand, according to a recent survey by MedicareAdvantage.com, which also revealed that many don’t grasp basic insurance terminology. The study sample included 1,000 respondents enrolled in Medicare and took place over August 17 to 19. Participants were quizzed about topics ranging from… Read More »

B.C. medicare ruling clashes with 2005 Supreme Court decision that said Quebec can’t ban private health insurance

Article content continued But there were nuances. Three of the seven judges said the insurance ban violated section-7 of the Charter, while one just said it breached a similar section of the Quebec bill of rights and declined to deal with the Charter. Three judges dissented, which meant there was a three-three tie on the… Read More »

House Democrats launch inquiry into Medicare stimulus payouts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Friday launched an inquiry into whether the Health and Human Services Department misdirected billions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus money to healthcare providers facing criminal or civil fraud investigations. FILE PHOTO: Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) participates in a House Financial Services Committee hearing with Facebook… Read More »

‘Medicare for all’ wouldn’t have better prepared us for the coronavirus

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has prompted those who already have been advocating for socialized medicine to argue that the crisis somehow proves them right. “Our country is at a severe disadvantage compared to every other major country on earth because we do not guarantee healthcare to all people as a right,” Vermont Sen.… Read More »

Nevada unions don’t trust ‘Medicare for all’ to manage their healthcare

Nevada’s culinary union, an influential force in the state’s upcoming caucuses, just fired a shot across the bow of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. In flyers, emails, and text messages, the union warned its members that Sanders’s “Medicare for all” plan would “end Culinary Healthcare.” The culinary union has good reason to oppose Sanders’s plan.… Read More »