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The road to overhauling the health care system in America has not been smooth for President Barack Obama. Meanwhile, Politico talks with Heritage Foundation health policy analyst Ed Haislmaier about health care’s next chapter under the Trump administration.
The cost of medicine per Medicare beneficiary rose 8.4 percent annually between 2013 and 2015.
The House Democratic leader pledges to fight any GOP efforts to overhaul the health program that serves older Americans.
Tansi A. Casillas says her employer had her meet patients about treatment for sleep apnea and other breathing problems but Medicare would be later billed for a doctor’s visit.
The Modesto Bee offers a look at how Medicare rates in Stanislaus County will change in the new year.
An early draft of the rule sparked an outcry from physician groups that feared doctors in small medical practices would suffer under the new formula, but Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials sought to allay those concerns by making it easy to avoid penalties in the first year.
County residents will still have a choice of seven insurers that offer Medicare Advantage plans.
Thousands are expected to lose their current Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan coverage.
Dr. Boyao Huang also has to pay $1.3 million in restitution after being convicted in a Medicare and Medi-Cal fraud.
“This is not a diagnosis, but a screening which might indicate that people should go see their physician,” one of the organizers says. Meanwhile, KHN reports on how PACE, a little-known Medicare program that helps keep older people in their own homes, is allowing for-profit companies in.