Fixing Surprise Medical Bill Problem Shouldn’t Fall To Consumers, Panel Told

Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News One point drew clear agreement Tuesday during a House subcommittee hearing: When it comes to the problem of surprise medical bills, the solution must protect patients — not demand that they be great negotiators. “It is the providers and insurers, not patients, who should bear the burden of settling onContinue reading Fixing Surprise Medical Bill Problem Shouldn’t Fall To Consumers, Panel Told

Jayapal, Dingell and more than 100 Co-Sponsors Introduce Medicare For All Act of 2019

WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell, Pramila Jayapal, other members of Congress and advocates introduced the Medicare For All Act of 2019. Today’s healthcare system fails to provide quality, affordable healthcare as a right to all people living in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans are uninsured and at least 40 million more cannotContinue reading Jayapal, Dingell and more than 100 Co-Sponsors Introduce Medicare For All Act of 2019

Doughnut Hole Is Gone, But Medicare’s Uncapped Drug Costs Still Bite Into Budgets

Michelle Andrews Three times a week, Tod Gervich injects himself with Copaxone, a prescription drug that can reduce the frequency of relapses in people who have some forms of multiple sclerosis. After more than 20 years with the disease, Gervich, 66, is accustomed to managing his condition. What he can’t get used to is howContinue reading Doughnut Hole Is Gone, But Medicare’s Uncapped Drug Costs Still Bite Into Budgets