Tag Archives: Medicare

Daily on Healthcare: A Democratic nominee favoring ‘Medicare for all’ will lose union votes in must-win states

Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what’s going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $ 1.00 an issue! A DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FAVORING ‘MEDICARE FOR ALL’ WILL LOSE UNION VOTES IN MUST-WIN STATES: A Democratic nominee who supports replacing… Read More »

Some generics can cost Medicare recipients more than brand-name drugs

Medicare Part D enrollees may pay more out of pocket for high-priced specialty generic drugs than their brand-name counterparts, according to new research by health policy experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Researchers examined differences in brand-name and generic or biosimilar drug prices, formulary coverage and… Read More »

Many Hospitals Charge Double or Even Triple What Medicare Would Pay

In Indiana, a local hospital system, Parkview Health, charged private insurance companies about quadruple what the federal Medicare program paid for the same care, according to a study of hospital prices in 25 states released on Thursday by the nonprofit RAND Corp. Colorado employers were shocked to learn they were paying nearly eight times what… Read More »