Medicare (United States)

United States single-payer national social insurance program

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Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States, begun in 1966 under the Social Security Administration (SSA) and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older, younger people with some disability status as determined by the Social Security Administration, as well as people with end stage renal disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, pushing an ambitious "Medicare for All" health plan that has split Democratic White House contenders, will urge his..
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In a speech on his signature "Medicare for All" plan, Sanders will call on competitors and DNC to reject big contributions from insurance and pharmaceutical..
Credit: CBS News - Published 15 hours ago

America's Health Insurance Plans and other health-industry groups step up criticism of Biden's public option, Sanders' Medicare for All health fixes
 
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Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden unveiled a $750 billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act, drawing a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

The marquee item in Biden's healthcare pitch is to supplement ACA coverage by adding a "public option" for Americans to be able to buy into a Medicare-like..
Credit: CBS News - Published 3 days ago

If 'Medicare for All' passed, should we fear a fallout for health care stocks?
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 4 days ago

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar is unveiling a comprehensive proposal to help older Americans and their families. Her plan would tackle..
Credit: CBS News - Published 6 days ago

The Trump administration on Thursday scrapped one of its most ambitious proposals for lowering prescription medicine prices, backing down from a policy that..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The Trump administration has withdrawn a rule aimed at eliminating pharmaceutical drug rebates from its Medicare health plans, sending shares of Cigna Corp, the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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