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Progressives Will Get Their Debate On Medicare For All - And Questions Abound

PROGRESSIVES WILL GET THEIR DEBATE ON MEDICARE FOR ALL - AND QUESTIONS ABOUND

Democrats have put the issue on the House's agenda, so now the real scrutiny begins.

 
 
 
Fitbit's newest fitness tracker is just for employees and health insurance members

FITBIT'S NEWEST FITNESS TRACKER IS JUST FOR EMPLOYEES AND HEALTH INSURANCE MEMBERS

Fitbit has a new fitness tracker, but it's one that you can't buy in stores. The company quietly uncorked the Inspire on Friday, releasing...

 
 
 
John Dingell, Longest-Serving Member Of Congress In History, Dies At 92

JOHN DINGELL, LONGEST-SERVING MEMBER OF CONGRESS IN HISTORY, DIES AT 92

The champion of universal health care cast over 28,000 votes in the House, helping pass Medicare and Obamacare.

Sentinel Healthcare Raises $2M For Hypertension-Monitoring Software

SENTINEL HEALTHCARE RAISES $2M FOR HYPERTENSION-MONITORING SOFTWARE

A Seattle-based startup, Sentinel Healthcare , is developing a platform combining software and wearable medical devices that it believes...

 
 
 

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS CAPITOL HILL TALKS PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS

Drug prices will be in the spotlight this week as committees in both the House and Senate are set to hold hearings on the cost of prescription...

Senator Kamala Harris launches 2020 presidential campaign

SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS LAUNCHES 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

First-term Sen. Kamala Harris kicked off her 2020 Democratic presidential campaign Sunday by proclaiming a progressive and populist...

 
 
 
US spends $86 million a YEAR on gun injury victims readmitted to the hospital

US SPENDS $86 MILLION A YEAR ON GUN INJURY VICTIMS READMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL

A new study from Stanford University School of Medicine in California found that patients under Medicare were the most likely to be...

Apple reportedly working to subsidize Apple Watch costs for at-risk seniors through private Medicare plans

APPLE REPORTEDLY WORKING TO SUBSIDIZE APPLE WATCH COSTS FOR AT-RISK SENIORS THROUGH PRIVATE MEDICARE PLANS

Apple has started marketing the Apple Watch as a guardian for your health with features like fall detection and a built-in ECG, but...

 
 
 
Notes from the JPM19 Vortex: Price Apocalypse, Celgene Fallout & More

NOTES FROM THE JPM19 VORTEX: PRICE APOCALYPSE, CELGENE FALLOUT & MORE

[ Editor's note: Ben Fidler and Sarah de Crescenzo coauthored this report .] It is here, and then it is gone. But by the time everyone...

Commissioning Healthcare Policy: Hospital Readmission and Its Price Tag

COMMISSIONING HEALTHCARE POLICY: HOSPITAL READMISSION AND ITS PRICE TAG

By ANISH KOKA MD The message comes in over the office slack line at 1:05 pm. There are four patients in rooms, one new, 3 patients...

 
 
 
New Study: Medicare's Readmission Penalties May Be Killing Patients

NEW STUDY: MEDICARE'S READMISSION PENALTIES MAY BE KILLING PATIENTS

By KIP SULLIVAN JD On the morning of December 21, I opened my copy of the New York Times to find an op-ed that said almost exactly...

A Policy Knot Leaves Oklahomans From Marshall Islands Struggling To Get Health Care

A POLICY KNOT LEAVES OKLAHOMANS FROM MARSHALL ISLANDS STRUGGLING TO GET HEALTH CARE

Their former homeland was a U.S. testing site for nuclear bombs, but they can't get Medicare or Medicaid in Oklahoma. A resident of...

 
 
 
The U.S. government shutdown: What exactly happens in a situation like this?

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS?

What's open and what's closed? Social Security checks will go out and troops will remain at their posts. Doctors and hospitals will...

Here Are The 'Outside The Box' Progressive Ideas 2020 Democrats Are Pitching

HERE ARE THE 'OUTSIDE THE BOX' PROGRESSIVE IDEAS 2020 DEMOCRATS ARE PITCHING

The likely Democratic presidential pack is embracing ambitious economic policies, like Medicare for all and a $15 minimum wage. Those...

 
 
 

THE ADMINISTRATION'S ORWELLIAN DEFENSE OF IMPORTING FOREIGN PRICE CONTROLS

The Trump administration is out with a new blog post defending its plan to adopt foreign price controls for medicines covered under...

Carelinx launches home-care service for Medicare Advantage plans

CARELINX LAUNCHES HOME-CARE SERVICE FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

CMS's expansion of the health related supplemental benefits that can be covered by Medicare Advantage has opened up a lucrative new...

 
 
 
Sen. Jeff Merkley Targets Big Pharma With Bill To Lower Prescription Drug Prices

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY TARGETS BIG PHARMA WITH BILL TO LOWER PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES

The Oregon Democrat's bill would link drug prices with access to Medicare, Medicaid, military and VA patients.