Tag Archives: Medicare

Democrats Announce Deal On Prescription Drug Pricing

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On Tuesday, Congressional Democrats announced they had agreed on a plan to overhaul prescription drug pricing in the country. “Fixing prescription drug prices consistently has been a top issue for Americans year after year,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said at a news conference. “We’ve heard this from people across …

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Democratic Lawmakers Move To Lower Medicare Eligibility Age To 60

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Democratic lawmakers are pushing to pass legislation to lower the Medicare eligibility age to sixty. The current eligibility age is sixty-five. The Improving Medicare Coverage Act — led by Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.; Conor Lamb, D-Pa.; Joe Neguse, D-Colo.; and Susan Wild, D-Pa.; Haley Stevens, D-Mich.; and Debbie Dingell, D-Mich. — would …

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Biden Pushes Plan To Lower Prescription Drug Costs

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President Joe Biden is pushing a plan to lower prescription drug costs for Americans covered by the federally-funded Medicare program. Yesterday, the White House released its initiative to lower healthcare costs that include the ability for Medicare to negotiate prices for prescription drugs. In a fact sheet released by the White …

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Senate Democrats Considering $6 Trillion Reconciliation Package

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Senate Democrats are talking over a $6 trillion infrastructure package to be passed via reconciliation in case bipartisan efforts backfire. The Democrats are looking to expand President Joe Biden’s $4 trillion jobs and family plans. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders says that “we’ve got to deal with structural problems facing …

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Biden Nominates Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to Head Medicare, Medicaid

President Joe Biden has picked a former Obama administration official to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Biden announced Friday that he has selected Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, an experienced health policy staffer, as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The agency oversees Medicare, Medicaid, and …

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