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United States single-payer national social insurance program

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Medicare (United States): United States single-payer national social insurance program
Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States, begun in 1966 under the Social Security Administration (SSA) and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It primarily provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older, but also for some younger people with disability status as determined by the Social Security Administration, as well as people with end stage renal disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


U.S. sues CVS for fraudulently billing Medicare, Medicaid for invalid prescriptions

CVS Health Corp and its Omnicare unit were sued on Tuesday by the U.S. government, which accused them of fraudulently billing Medicare and other programs for drugs for older and disabled people without..
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U.S. watchdog finds $6.7 billion in questionable Medicare payments to insurers

A U.S. government watchdog is raising fresh concerns that health insurers are exaggerating how sick Medicare patients are, receiving billions of dollars in improper payments as a result.
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Videos for Medicare (United States)

Biden accuses Sanders campaign of releasing 'doctored' video [Video]Biden accuses Sanders campaign of releasing 'doctored' video

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused rival Bernie Sanders’s campaign on Saturday of disseminating a "doctored" video which falsely shows Biden supporting the privatization of Social..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Elizabeth Warren: Electability Message To Win Iowa [Video]Elizabeth Warren: Electability Message To Win Iowa

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Sen. Elizabeth Warren is relying on a strong early-state political organization to carry her through to winning the Democratic nomination for president. But she has fallen out..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Is The Warren Campaign Dead? [Video]Is The Warren Campaign Dead?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign is in trouble and everyone knows it. Her poll numbers are bottoming out. Her fundraising has struggled. She stopped talking about her Medicare for All plan because she..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Warren Forth In Iowa And NH [Video]Warren Forth In Iowa And NH

Elizabeth Warren's campaign continues to struggle. According to a new poll from RealClearPolitics, Warren is in forth place in Iowa. She is also forth in New Hampshire. That's bad news for her...

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Warren In Battle Against History [Video]Warren In Battle Against History

Elizabeth Warren has dropped in several recent polls. At first, Warren’s campaign looked fresh and inspiring looks. Now it looks "drearily predictable." Warren's drop coincides with her Medicare for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Warren Avoids Medicare For All In Nevada [Video]Warren Avoids Medicare For All In Nevada

Elizabeth Warren is now dodging her own Medicare For All plan. At a campaign event in Nevada, she mentioned health care but did not say anything about her plan. She told casino workers she wants to see..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Warren Slips In Two Polls [Video]Warren Slips In Two Polls

The bad news for Elizabeth Warren keeps coming. The Hill reports that she has slipped to forth place in a new Emerson College poll of Iowa caucus voters. That's not the only bad news for Warren. WBUR..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Support For Warren Is Cratering [Video]Support For Warren Is Cratering

Elizabeth Warren made a fast rise in the 2020 Democratic primary field over the summer. According to the Washington Examiner, that fast rise is over. Now, Warren is cratering. Her collapse seems to be..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Why Is Warren Failing? [Video]Why Is Warren Failing?

Elizabeth Warren's campaign is sinking in polling quicksand. Many analysts are blaming her plan for Medicare-for-all. Entitlement reform is the third rail of American politics. Her decline in the polls..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Buttigieg Beats Warren In New Poll [Video]Buttigieg Beats Warren In New Poll

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, Elizabeth Warren is in trouble. She is sinking like a stone in a new poll. In the poll, her support dropped 50% to 14%. Pete Buttigieg has 16%. The poll indicates a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published


As poll numbers slide, Warren wrestles with Medicare for All dilemma

With support for Elizabeth Warren's White House bid sliding since the release last month of a divisive plan to overhaul healthcare, the Democratic presidential contender has made an effort to refocus..
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Where Democratic presidential candidates stand on 'Medicare for All' ahead of next debate

Perhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over "Medicare for All."
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Warren's Medicare for All plan attacked, parodied by Republicans, Democrats and 'SNL' show

U.S. presidential contender Elizabeth Warren's $20.5 trillion plan to provide healthcare for all Americans was attacked on the weekend by Republicans and fellow Democrats and parodied on "Saturday..
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Democrat Warren: Medicare for All would not raise U.S. middle-class taxes 'one penny'

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a $20.5 trillion Medicare for All plan that she said would not require raising middle-class taxes "one penny," answering..
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Two charities to pay $6 million to resolve U.S. pharma kickback probe

Two charities will pay $6 million to resolve claims they operated as pass-throughs for seven pharmaceutical companies to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their high-priced medications, the U.S...
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Democratic 2020 hopeful Warren still weighing Medicare for All financing options

White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is taking heat from her Democratic rivals for her demurrals when asked whether her Medicare for All healthcare plan would require raising taxes on middle-class..
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Biden rips Warren's credibility after contentious Democratic debate

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden questioned surging rival Elizabeth Warren's credibility on Wednesday, accusing her of failing to be open with voters about how she would pay for her..
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Warren comes under attack on healthcare, taxes at U.S. Democratic presidential debate

Surging U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren came under repeated attack on her healthcare and tax policies in a debate on Tuesday, as moderate rivals pushed her to explain how she..
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Democrats go on attack against Warren on healthcare, taxes at presidential debate

Several Democratic presidential contenders launched an attack on surging U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on healthcare and taxes during a debate on Tuesday, pushing her to explain how she would pay for..
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U.S. Democrats go on attack against Warren at debate over healthcare

Several Democratic presidential contenders went on the attack against surging U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren during a debate on Tuesday, pushing her to explain how she would pay for her ambitious..
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Trump woos seniors with order to boost Medicare health program

U.S. President Donald Trump sought to woo seniors on Thursday with an executive order aimed at strengthening the Medicare health program by reducing regulations, curbing fraud, and providing faster..
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Sanders presidential campaign pivots health scare to Medicare for All message

Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential election campaign on Wednesday sought to use news the candidate had a heart procedure to highlight the benefits of his trademark Medicare for All healthcare plan.
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U.S. agents raid genetic testing labs, charge 35 in Medicare fraud probe

U.S. federal agents raided genetic testing laboratories, and 35 people were criminally charged in four states in a crackdown on genetic testing fraud that officials said on Friday caused $2.1 billion..
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U.S. House Speaker Pelosi unveils proposal to lower drug prices

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released proposed legislation on Thursday that would allow the federal government to negotiate the prices of hundreds of prescription drugs for Medicare healthcare..
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Democrats' Medicare for All must consider union-won plans: AFL-CIO

Democratic White House hopefuls should ensure their Medicare for All proposals honor union-negotiated private insurance, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, head of the largest federation of U.S. labor..
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Medicare to cover expensive cancer cell therapies

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday said it has finalized a decision to cover expensive cancer cell therapies sold by Gilead Sciences Inc and Novartis AG.
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Kamala Harris releases healthcare policy plan days before Democratic debate

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Monday released a "Medicare for All" proposal ahead of a second debate for Democratic presidential candidates, when their differing approaches to healthcare insurance..
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Kamala Harris releases Medicare-for-all plan ahead of second 2020 U.S. Democratic debate

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Monday released a Medicare-for-all proposal ahead of the second Democratic presidential debate, when candidates' differing approaches to giving Americans greater access to..
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Exclusive: White House preparing order that would cut drug prices for Medicare - sources

U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a sweeping executive order that would cut prices on virtually all branded prescription drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs, according to two..
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Sanders to urge 2020 rivals to reject health insurance industry donations

U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, pushing an ambitious "Medicare for All" health plan that has split Democratic White House contenders, will urge his rivals on Wednesday to reject campaign..
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Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden unveiled a $750 billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act, drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more..
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White House scraps a proposal to lower U.S. drug prices

The Trump administration on Thursday scrapped one of its most ambitious proposals for lowering prescription medicine prices, backing down from a policy that would have required health insurers to pass..
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White House kills rule aimed at ending Medicare drug rebates

The Trump administration has withdrawn a rule aimed at eliminating pharmaceutical drug rebates from its Medicare health plans, sending shares of Cigna Corp, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager,..
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Democrats clash on healthcare, border in scrappy first U.S. presidential debate

Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party's divisions on whether to abolish..
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