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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Legislation would curb out-of-pocket costs after hospital stay

BOSTON — Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act — a bipartisan bill in the U.S. House and Senate to help confront the large out-of-pocket costs...

Americans not buying Medicare cuts

They're not buying it. Most Americans say they don't believe Medicare has to be cut to balance the federal budget, and ditto for Social...

Obama’s deficit plan tightens squeeze on Medicare

WASHINGTON — When it comes to health care savings, President Barack Obama’s deficit plan borrows a familiar strategy from corporate America’s playbook: cut costs or...

Couple split by Romney Medicare plan

By Carla K. Johnson and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar CHICAGO – Mike O’Malley is 55; wife Sharon is 53. So what? So they’re on opposite sides of the age...

Health overhaul unpopular, but not as feared

WASHINGTON — Attacked as a rationing scheme and praised as a lifesaver, President Barack Obama’s health care law remains as divisive and confusing as ever....

Gov. Patrick signs 10-day interim budget

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a $1.25 billion stopgap budget to keep state government operating while lawmakers complete work on a final spending...

Obama directs FDA to help reduce drug shortages

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take steps to reduce drug shortages, action he says will help...