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Promise, promises: What Donald Trump has pledged on health care

President Donald Trump is not known for plunging into the details of complex policy issues, and health care is no exception. Since his campaign...

Medicare plans to replace Social Security numbers on cards

Old Medicare cards will be going in the shredder. Officials said Tuesday the government is on track to meet a 2019 deadline for replacing Social...

Darryl Paulson: A look at Obama’s legacy, foolish hope of ‘post-racial’...

(Part 1 of two. Part two will deal with Obama's political legacy) The 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama focused on the theme of change....

Medicare launches revamp for heart attacks, hip fractures

Heart attacks and broken hips cause much suffering and worry as people grow older. This year, Medicare wants to start changing how it pays...

Medicare outpatients risk higher bills for some procedures

You pay less for outpatient treatment than for a hospital admission, right? Not necessarily in the topsy-turvy world of Medicare billing, according to a...

Senate GOP shies from fight over Medicare

Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare - and they are rubbing their hands in...

Poll: Only about 1 in 4 wants Donald Trump to repeal...

Only about one in four Americans wants President-elect Donald Trump to entirely repeal his predecessor's health care law that extended coverage to millions, a...

HHS nominee Tom Price opposes Obamacare, backs Medicare vouchers

As a congressman, Georgia Republican Tom Price has been thwarted in his hopes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and transform Medicare into a...

Medicare unveils far-reaching overhaul of doctors’ pay

Medicare on Friday unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it compensates doctors and other clinicians. The goal is to reward quality, cost-effective care instead...

Martin Dyckman: EpiPen debacle demonstrates need for price controls

"Your money or your life," a laugh line for the great comedian Jack Benny, must be the business model of the American pharmaceutical industry. It's...
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