Stories tagged: "Medicare"

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1 in 4 Rural Michigan Hospitals Is in Danger of Closing, Even During a Pandemic. Here’s Why.

Overburdened and underfunded, Michigan’s rural hospitals are in need of life support to continue serving a large swath of the state’s families. 

Wearing a face mask to reduce the risk posed by the coronavirus, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden points to supporters during a drive-in voter mobilization event at Miramar Regional Park October 13, 2020 in Miramar, Florida. With three weeks until Election Day, Biden is campaigning in Florida. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Biden Plans to Send Seniors a Ton of Money. Here’s How.

At a Florida rally, Biden explains how his plan for Social Security will help seniors get more money in their checks each month.

President Donald Trump prepares to sign four executive orders during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., in a Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 file photo. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Trump’s Payroll Tax Stunt Is Part of a Long-Term GOP Plan: Ending Social Security and Medicare

Republicans have tried for years to privatize the wildly popular federal health and retirement programs.

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Medicare and Medicaid Led a Racial Justice Revolution in Health Care

As a cardiologist and Black American, I know the public health insurance programs directly improve health care on both sides of the stethoscope.

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The Alarming Reality of America’s Elder Care Crisis

Many people believe Medicare will cover long-term care costs, such as fees associated with going into a nursing home. It doesn't.

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Bill would allow first responders to buy into Medicare at age 50

U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) has introduced legislation to allow first responders, including police officers, firefighters, and EMTs to buy into Medicare starting at age 50.

Fight to lower seniors’ healthcare costs hits home for New Jersey’s Andy Kim

His bill aims to raise the eligibility requirements for the Medicare Savings Program.