All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’

Medicare Drug Premiums Set to Rise Yet Again

In a sign of what may become the new normal over the next few decades, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week announced that the price of Medicare premiums for prescription drugs will be rising again this year. This would mark the second year in a row that the average monthly Medicare prescription drug plan premium has …

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Retirement Planning “Toolkit” Outlines Optimal Strategies

Baby Boomers are beginning to retire, and that means huge shifts coming to the American economy. The exodus of older workers from the labor market could ease employment troubles for younger workers looking to break into their field, but the millions of workers set to retire over the next decades could also mean big costs for companies and the U.S. …

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Medicare Official Jonathan Blum Resigns

Jonathan Blum, a key U.S. health official in the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has resigned. This, according to an internal CMS memo

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Medicare Part D: Is Obama Going To Limit Coverage?

There are proposed changes to Medicare Part D that have come under fire from groups ranging from drug providers to physicians to patient advocacy groups. It began with a proposal put forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with regard to private insurance coverage for certain drugs as well as changing up the network of physicians available to …

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Obamacare’s Medicare Part D Disparities

According to new information from U.S. News and World Report, the Affordable Care Act Medicare Part D is feasible, but extremely “wasteful.” This information comes after months of problems with Obamacare, including the failures of the ACA website. On Tuesday, the CMS reported that the new plan is saving senior citizens billions of dollars, but ProPublica, an investigative journalism organization …

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