Thursday, December 1, 2022

Tag: Medicare

Physicians slam industry push to ‘fix’—not end—Medicare privatization scheme

"The industry thinks they can save it with minor tweaks and cosmetic fixes. But we won't back down until Direct Contracting is shut down, for good," one doctor said of the Trump-era program.

Warren warns ‘corporate vultures’ are circling Medicare on Biden’s watch

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday joined physicians and dozens of her House Democratic colleagues in urging the Biden administration to immediately halt...

Sanders demands end to Medicare premium hike from Alzheimer’s drug

Building on his recent letter to U.S. President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday wrote to a key government analyst to...

Sanders demands refunds for seniors hit by Medicare premium hike

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday demanded refunds for seniors who have been hit by the 2022 Medicare premium hike after federal health...

‘Bottom line,’ says Bernie Sanders, deal must include Medicare expansion, lower...

"Congress must finally have the courage to stand up to the greed of Big Pharma."

‘It’s not coming out’: Bernie Sanders stands firm on Medicare expansion

Sanders and other progressives have spent months defending the provisions in the $3.5 trillion, 10-year investment in climate action and social supports for lower- and middle-income families.

‘They’re going to lose,’ says Sanders as corporations mobilize against $3.5T...

"We will expand Medicare to provide dental, vision, and hearing coverage to benefit seniors, not to pad the profits of healthcare industry CEOs."

On Medicare’s 56th birthday, activists deliver 125,000+ petitions urging Congress to...

"We need Medicare for All. In fact, we needed Medicare for All yesterday."

Schumer backs Sanders’ proposal to include dental, hearing, and vision care...

“With the current Medicare platform, those three things are just left out, like it’s no big deal,” said the Democratic leader. “But it is a big deal and we should fix it.”

Coalition calls for bold pricing reforms to save $450 billion on...

"Allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and then reinvesting those savings back into the program to expand services further strengthens our path towards universal coverage for all."

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Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt.

What’s really at stake in a politically charged Supreme Court case on elections

Moore v. Harper could transform the law—but not in the way that many pundits, or even politicians, anticipate.

The renewable energy transition is failing

Renewable energy isn’t replacing fossil fuel energy—it’s adding to it.

‘Love wins again’: Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage

"Today we celebrate this win, tomorrow we continue to fight for the justice and equity that every American deserves."

175 nations start negotiations for legally binding international treaty on plastic pollution

Negotiators from 175 nations will create a team of scientists to address the plastic pollution crisis worldwide.