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"… country’s publicly funded universal health insurance system — known as Medicare — our lawmakers in Washington were establishing America’s own single-p …"

"… our lawmakers in Washington were establishing America’s own single-payer Medicare program, but only for folks 65 and older and some younger disabled people. …"

"… ter, on reflection, I realized I should have mentioned some aspects of our Medicare system and our other single-payer program — the Veterans Health Administ …"

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"… broad latitude to determine benefits and eligibility, than our traditional Medicare program, which is entirely federally funded and operated. One of the key …"

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"… alth insurance plan if they are not eligible for a government program like Medicare or Medicaid — is among the most vilified by today’s GOP. “If they w …"

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"… al readmission rate in Massachusetts was higher than the national rate for Medicare beneficiaries for many major conditions. The group also concluded that dia …"

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"… is the address of a grass roots organization concerned about “cuts” to Medicare, you will likely be surprised what you find there. You will indeed find a …"

"… s anything but grass roots. Ads supposedly sponsored by the Coalition for Medicare Choices started appearing last week on buses and subway trains and on Wash …"

"… figure campaign … that is the group’s biggest mobilization to date for Medicare Advantage,” the alternative to traditional Medicare that is operated by …"

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"… o private insurance companies for nearly three decades to keep them in the Medicare Advantage program, which has had the unwavering support of Republicans. R …"

"… port of Republicans. Republicans have long supported efforts to privatize Medicare, and the Medicare Advantage program is one of the ways they’ve tried to …"

"… s. Republicans have long supported efforts to privatize Medicare, and the Medicare Advantage program is one of the ways they’ve tried to do it. Medicare Ad …"

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"… the Fix the Debt Coalition calls for dramatic reforms to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the U.S. tax code — positions that might be objectionable …"

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"… f the law’s provisions that should help — such as the requirement that Medicare reduce payments to hospitals that have a high rate of readmissions — the …"

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"… 2008, two years before the ACA was enacted, Oregon increased the number of Medicare beneficiaries in a novel way: by lottery. Many Oregonians who had bee …"

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"… rather than overhead. If they don’t, they have to issue rebate checks. Medicare beneficiaries have saved an estimated $7 billion on prescription drugs as …"

"… he law that closes the gap — known as the “doughnut hole” — in the Medicare Part D drug program. That number will increase substantially in years to c …"

"… completely in 2020. More than 25.4 million people covered by the original Medicare program received at least one preventive service at no cost to them during …"

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"… claimants’ medical costs are transferred to government programs such as Medicare and Social Security, said Gillelan, the former Labor Department lawyer. …"

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"… r returns, thanks to Obamacare — she still believes a single-payer, Medicare-for-all type system would be better. She has a point. The Affordable Care …"

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"… Potter column, or Center for Public Integrity investigation on ObamaCare, Medicare, and public health.  Sign up now to receive our Health newsletter. -- …"

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"… Potter column, or Center for Public Integrity investigation on ObamaCare, Medicare, and public health.  Sign up now to receive our Health newsletter. -- …"

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"… Potter column, or Center for Public Integrity investigation on ObamaCare, Medicare, and public health.  Sign up now to receive our Health newsletter. -- …"

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"… Potter column, or Center for Public Integrity investigation on ObamaCare, Medicare, and public health.  Sign up now to receive our Health newsletter. -- …"

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"… Potter column, or Center for Public Integrity investigation on ObamaCare, Medicare, and public health.  Sign up now to receive our Health newsletter. -- …"

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"… re than a decade have let hospitals decide on their own how much to charge Medicare for certain emergency room overhead and staffing costs called “facility …"

"… cs believe invites overcharges. Now in a major turnabout, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are seeking tighter controls over the fees as part o …"

"… r controls over the fees as part of a plan to redirect billions of dollars Medicare spends annually on outpatient health care. But this new proposal, though s …"

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"… l Potter column or Center for Public Integrity investigation on ObamaCare, Medicare, and public health.  Sign up now to receive our Health newsletter. -- …"

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"… Potter column, or Center for Public Integrity investigation on ObamaCare, Medicare, and public health.  Sign up now to receive our Health newsletter. -- …"

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"… on is the requirement that all Americans not covered by a public plan like Medicare or Medicaid must buy coverage from a private insurance company. The s …"

"… ad, they are expected to lose employer-sponsored drug plans and join other Medicare Part D plans instead.” FactCheck.org found other “well-worn distortio …"

"… plans sponsored by our employers. Another 32 percent of us are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and other public programs. That means, Potter said, that “almo …"

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"… plans sponsored by our employers. Another 32 percent of us are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and other public programs. That means that almost 9 out of 10 of …"

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"… al interests have pretty much had their way with Congress when it comes to Medicare. Even though the program is run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid S …"

"… en it comes to Medicare. Even though the program is run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, members of Congress frequently exert their influenc …"

"… paigns.   It is because of this meddling by members of Congress that Medicare pays for procedures, medications and medical devices that have not been pr …"

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"… re California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, San Francisco; Center for Medicare Advocacy, Washington; Legal Aid Justice Center, Charlottesville, Va; Long …"

"… all, unapproved uses and improperly documented claims for these drugs cost Medicare $116 million in one six-month period, the report found. The advocates who …"

"… . Another scrapped audit was to seek repayment of $3 billion or more that Medicare paid to drug companies for drugs not approved for safety and effectiveness …"

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"… , he said, “is currently a lost cause.” …"

"… ught much time. According to that May report by the Boards of Trustees for Medicare, the program is slated to run out of money in 2026, only two years later t …"

"… y two years later than previously forecast. In order to cut costs and put Medicare on a stronger footing, many health policy experts say the program must sto …"

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"… Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, which investigates Medicare and Medicaid waste, fraud and abuse, is in the process of  losing a t …"

"… ions of new members under Obamacare. ● A review of drugs marketed under Medicare Part D without first being approved by the Food and Drug Administration fo …"

"… approved by the Food and Drug Administration for safety and effectiveness. Medicare paid more than $3 billion from 2006 through 2010 for these products, but o …"

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"… counting the days until their 65th birthday when they will be eligible for Medicare. Many of them simply cannot afford to buy private coverage because of the …"

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"… eral officials are set to scale back or drop a host of investigations into Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse — even though cracking down on government w …"

"… ntal Affairs. The hearing was called to examine prescription drug abuse in Medicare. Gary Cantrell, Deputy Inspector General for the OIG Office of Investigat …"

"… , said at the hearing that his unit “is shrinking” even as the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs grow in size and complexity. “We’re set to lose …"

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"… ment-run plan, even though many consumer advocates believed something like Medicare-for-all would have been a better way to go. As we get closer to the date …"

"… Obamacare to enroll in a private health plan if they’re not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, it’s becoming clear, especially to the president’s critic …"

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"… tic surgeon’s scalpel to turn back the hands of time. Increasingly, Medicare is footing the bill. Yes, Medicare. The public health insurance program f …"

"… the hands of time. Increasingly, Medicare is footing the bill. Yes, Medicare. The public health insurance program for people over 65 typically does not …"

"… nctional eyelid lifts, or blepharoplasty, has led some to question whether Medicare is letting procedures that are really cosmetic slip through the cracks — …"

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