Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, The Associated Press

Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar

The Associated Press

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium going up to $144.60 in 2020

Medicare's "Part B" premium for outpatient care will rise by nearly 7% to $144.60 a month next year, officials said Friday. They blamed rising spending on medications. → Read More

Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium going up to $144.60

Medicare blamed the premium increase largely on rising spending for drugs administered in doctors' offices. → Read More

Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium going up to $144.60

Medicare blamed the premium increase largely on rising spending for drugs administered in doctors' offices. → Read More

Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium going up to $144.60

Medicare blamed the premium increase largely on rising spending for drugs administered in doctors' offices. → Read More

Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium going up to $144.60

Medicare blamed the premium increase largely on rising spending for drugs administered in doctors' offices. → Read More

Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium going up to $144.60

Medicare's 'Part B' monthly premium for outpatient care is rising to $144.60, an increase of nearly 7 percent → Read More

Warren health plan departs from US 'social insurance' idea

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's plan to pay for "Medicare for All" without raising taxes on the middle class departs from how the U.S. has traditionally financed bedrock social insurance programs. That might impact its political viability now and in the future. While echoing her party's longstanding call for universal health care, the Massachusetts Democrat is proposing to raise most of the additional… → Read More

Warren health plan departs from US 'social insurance' idea

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren's plan to pay for "Medicare for All" without raising taxes on the middle class departs from how the U.S. has traditionally financed bedrock social insurance programs. That might impact its political viability now and in the future. While echoing her party's longstanding call for universal health care, the Massachusetts Democrat is proposing to raise most… → Read More

Warren health plan departs from US 'social insurance' idea

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's plan to pay for "Medicare for All" without raising middle-class taxes departs from how the U.S. has traditionally financed bedrock programs. Experts say that might impact its political viability. The Massachusetts Democrat is echoing her party's longstanding call for universal health care. Warren proposes to raise most of the additional $20.5 trillion her campaign… → Read More

AP Source: White House finds Pelosi drug plan 'unworkable'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has concluded that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan authorizing Medicare to negotiate drug prices is "unworkable" and President Donald Trump will instead support bipartisan legislation in the Senate, a senior White House official said Tuesday. Despite the House impeachment inquiry , the White House and top aides to the California Democrat have been in regular… → Read More

White House and Pelosi part ways on relief for drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday signaled President Donald Trump's blunt thumbs-down to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Her office's sharp retort: "Working people won't like it if he sells them out. " Despite the House impeachment inquiry, the White House and top aides to the California Democrat have been in regular contact on efforts to… → Read More

1 in 2 seriously ill Medicare enrollees struggles with bills

More than half of seriously ill Medicare enrollees face financial hardships with medical bills, with prescription drug costs the leading problem, according to a study published Monday. The study in the journal Health Affairs comes as legislation to curb drug costs for seniors languishes in Congress → Read More

1 in 2 seriously ill Medicare enrollees struggles with bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of seriously ill Medicare enrollees face financial hardships with medical bills, with prescription drug costs the leading problem, according to a study published... → Read More

1 in 2 seriously ill Medicare enrollees struggles with bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than half of seriously ill Medicare enrollees face financial hardships with medical bills, with prescription drug costs the leading problem, according to a study published Monday. The study in the journal Health Affairs comes as legislation to curb drug costs for seniors languishes in Congress and the growing financial exposure of patients with insurance is getting more… → Read More

Warren vows no middle class tax hike for $20T health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed $20 trillion in federal spending over the next decade to provide health care to every American without raising taxes on the middle class, a politically risky effort that pits the goal of universal coverage against skepticism of government-run health care. The details of Warren’s “Medicare for All” plan aim to quell criticism that the… → Read More

Elizabeth Warren's health plan: $20 trillion, no middle class tax hike

A critical question for Warren is whether her $20 trillion cost estimate is accurate. → Read More

Warren's health plan: $20 trillion, no middle class tax hike

Elizabeth Warren is promising to spend more than $20 trillion over the next decade to provide government-funded health care to every American without raising middle class taxes → Read More

Islamic State group announces successor to al-Baghdadi

The Islamic State group declared a new leader Thursday after it confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi days earlier in a U.S raid in Syria. → Read More

Stable costs but more uninsured as ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups open

As sign-up season starts on Friday, the Affordable Care Act has shown remarkable resiliency, but it has also fallen short of expectations. Even many Democrats want to move on. → Read More

Stable costs but more uninsured as ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups open

As sign-up season starts on Friday, the Affordable Care Act has shown remarkable resiliency, but it has also fallen short of expectations. Even many Democrats want to move on. → Read More