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2020 Medicare Amounts Reference Guide

On November 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. While it was predicted that there would be little difference for 2020, everything was raised by about 7%. According to CMS, ... Read More
 

Millions of Diabetes Patients are Missing Out on Medicare’s Nutrition Help

Millions Of Diabetes Patients Are Missing Out On Medicare’s Nutrition Help Phil Galewitz, KHN Louis Rocco has lived with diabetes for decades but, until he met with a registered dietitian in August, he didn’t know eating too much bread was dangerous for him. “I’m Italian, and I always eat a ... Read More
 

Trump Promises ‘Phenomenal’ Health Plan. What Might That Mean?

Trump Promises ‘Phenomenal’ Health Plan. What Might That Mean? Julie Appleby, KHN While many Capitol Hill Republicans want to avoid a repeat of the Affordable Care Act repeal debate, President Donald Trump keeps promising a health plan that will be “phenomenal” and make the GOP “the party of health care.” ... Read More
 

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: All About Medicare

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: All About Medicare Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Before “Medicare for All,” there was just Medicare, the very popular program that serves 60 million Americans age 65 and older or younger people with certain disabilities. But while Medicare is much loved ... Read More
 

Shopping Abroad for Cheaper Medication? Here’s What You Need to Know

Shopping Abroad For Cheaper Medication? Here’s What You Need to Know Bernard J. Wolfson In its effort to temper the sky-high prices Americans pay for many vital medications, the Trump administration last month unveiled a plan that would legalize the importation of selected prescription drugs from countries where they sell ... Read More
 

Democrats’ Different Takes On Tackling Health Care

Democrats’ Different Takes On Tackling Health Care Kaiser Health News reporter Emmarie Huetteman joined Connecticut Public Radio’s Lucy Nalpathanchil on the “Where We Live” program Tuesday to talk about Democratic presidential candidates’ health care plans. She discussed how the current Medicare program works and how some candidates, including Sens. Bernie ... Read More