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Medicare & Medicaid

Medical students
Jul 30, 2015 | Anthony Brino
As the programs turn 50, Medicare and Medicaid's long role in funding medical education is finding itself…
elderly woman in hospital bed
Jul 30, 2015 | Kaiser Health News
The NOTICE Act would require hospitals to provide written notification to patients 24 hours after…
Prescription drugs
Jul 29, 2015 | Henry Powderly
Medicare Part D prescription drug plan premiums will hold flat at $32.50 a month in 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…
Cochise Regional Hospital from facebook
Jul 29, 2015 | Anthony Brino
The 25-bed Cochise Regional Hospital in Douglas, Arizona, is set to close at the end of July,…
prescription pill bottles
Jul 29, 2015 | Henry Powderly
U.S. healthcare spending is expected to grow by 5.8 percent through 2024, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…
close up on elderly hands
Jul 28, 2015 | Henry Powderly
At the same time, enrollment in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program is just under 72 million.
Pres. Johnson signing Medicare Bill, from Harry S. Truman Library
Jul 28, 2015 | Anthony Brino
Medicare and the healthcare system it helped create has led to a situation where healthcare companies, particularly…
middle aged couple in kayaks
Jul 28, 2015 | Anthony Brino
Medicare coverage at 50 would be a major incentive to move the rest of the U.S. healthcare system into the…
elderly person in hospital
Jul 28, 2015 | Kaiser Health News
The federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled, has come a long way since its creation in 1965 when nearly half of all seniors…
screen shot of map from story
Jul 28, 2015 | Kaiser Health News
Though it provides a vital safety net, Medicaid faces five big challenges to providing good care and control costs into the future.

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