March 30, 2020: By Susan Jaffe
Hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who have been denied coverage for nursing home stays because their time in the hospital was changed from “inpatient” to “observation care” can now appeal to Medicare for reimbu...Read more >
March 18, 2020: By Judith Graham
Close down group meals for seniors. Cancel social gatherings.
The directive, from the Illinois Department on Aging, sent shock waves through senior service organizations late last week.
Overnight, Area Agencies on Aging had...Read more >
January 23, 2020: "It'll be toward the end of the year," Trump said from Davos, Switzerland. "And at the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it's such a big percentage."
By Jon Queally, st...Read more >
December 04, 2019: By Ina Jaffe, NPR - WAMU 88.5
November 30, 2019
Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
Rolling back federal regulations has been a cornerstone of the Trump presidency. Now the administration has proposed rol...Read more >
October 18, 2019: By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News OCTOBER 9, 2019
(Hannah Norman/KHN illustration; Getty Images)
Dean Ernest had been living in a nursing home about a year when his son, John, got a call last winter asking if his father was experien...Read more >
October 03, 2019:
By Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News
A few years ago, Patricia Powers briefly thought about moving from her home in St. Louis County, Mo., across the river into Illinois ― for Medicaid. “You ask yourself: Where do you go? What do you do?” Aft...Read more >
May 09, 2019: By Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact and Kaiser Health News
If there’s one area of health care where Republicans and Democrats might strike a deal, it’s prescription drugs.
President Donald Trump has floated a plan to cut drug prices. Democratic ...Read more >
March 01, 2019: By Jay Hancock
Large majorities of Americans from both major parties support steps to control prescription drug costs such as showing prices in ads, removing barriers to generics and letting patients get less expensive drugs from Canada, a new po...Read more >
October 17, 2018: The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s comments about cutting so-called “entitlements”:
“There is no doubt that Soc...Read more >
July 25, 2018: By Jay Hancock and Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News
Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Prescription drug prices were soaring. Angry policymak...Read more >