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Why Medicare advocates worry deeply about any moves that erode the program’s universal reach among seniors.
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The media has largely taken a pass on covering the dark side of Medicare Advantage plans, so people don't understand how the plans’ cost-sharing and provider networks really work.
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The media, the medical community, and academic drug experts all quickly questioned the FDA’s approval process — a rare occurrence.
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A new program takes aim at traditional fee-for-service Medicare. But will it reduce health care spending or boost private profits?
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For two decades, victims of U.S. nuclear bomb tests fought to obtain the Medicaid eligibility that was promised them. In the waning days of 2020, they won.
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President-elect Biden will likely move quickly to undo a slew of Trump-era health care policies.
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What Donald Trump and Joe Biden have said about five important heath policy issues likely to be on the table in the next administration.
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Annual hospital financial reports highlight one big-picture health care trend across California: Hospitals are making increasingly higher profits on commercially insured patients, while they’re suffering steeper losses on Medicare patients.  
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"We live in a health care desert. There's no other way to say it," on Central Coast resident said. "We are basically beholden to two major health care companies."
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Charlie Ornstein of ProPublica and Reuters' Chris Kirkham talk strategy.

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