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Many 5-star nursing homes have infection-control lapses.
Though low, this figure is three times the rate of discontinuation seen in clinical trials.
But it comes with deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, cancer funds and other health and science programs.
Those with Medicare or Medicaid fared worse than those with private insurance.
Medicare Advantage plans have lower premiums than Medigap plans but can be very expensive if you have a serious disease such as cancer.
A better understanding of Medicare and Medicaid
The Trump administration had proposed changing which meds were covered, including HIV and cancer drugs.
The proposal rolls back nondiscrimination policies of the Affordable Care Act, notably for transgender people and women who had abortions.
Insurance companies can no longer implement harmful co-pay accumulator policies.
A look at the supply chain that results in very high costs for HIV and hepatitis C medications.
The patient advocacy coalition I Am Essential sent a letter to the HHS spelling out why the plan is dangerous.
A roundup of statements
Can loads more research dollars stop Alzheimer’s disease by 2025?
The denial rate, which is higher for the privately insured than those with Medicaid or Medicare, is on the rise.
He’ll oversee the FDA, Medicare and Medicaid at a time when soaring drug prices remain a contentious political topic.
He also told pharma leaders: “We have to get prices down. We have no choice.”
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