Medicare

Looking for Causes of Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage

Adrianna McIntyre shares new research showing non-white communities have less access to high quality Medicare Advantage plans.

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High-Price Drugs Out of Reach for Many on Medicare

Bianca Frogner breaks down new research on the impact subsidies can have for people on Medicare trying to access lifesaving drugs.

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How One Alzheimer’s Drug Is Changing the U.S. Drug Approval Conversation

Taking stock of the impact of the Aduhelm saga and Medicare’s decision to restrict coverage of the controversial treatment.

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Are Vets Less Likely to Die at VA Hospitals?

Amal Trivedi shares research looking at what happens to veterans who get emergency care at VA vs. non-VA hospitals.

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Ways to Save in Budget Busting Medicare Part B

Stacie Dusetzina shares new research showing the difference in spending on Part B drugs in Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

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When Risk Adjustment Falls Short

Hannah Neprash writes about a new study showing the limits of risk adjustment to level the playing field among insurance plans.

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Medicare’s Unprecedented Alzheimer’s Drug Decision

A doctor, a patient and a former federal official weigh in on Medicare’s recent move to restrict access to a new Alzheimer’s treatment.

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The Costly, Confusing Medicare Choices Facing 62 Million Americans

It’s Medicare open enrollment time, but shopping for a new plan is much harder and riskier than it seems.

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Can Democrats Reconcile Their Health Policy Differences?

Democratic lawmakers face tough health care compromises as they struggle to secure votes for their blockbuster spending bill.

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A Clearer Image of the Impact of Hospitals Buying Physician Practices

Ishani Ganguli on two new studies that use the number of imaging tests doctors order to understand the impact of hospitals buying physician practices.

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