April 23- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will slightly increase coverage for expensive CAR-T cell therapies administered at certain large hospitals, and is considering other ways to pay more for the cancer treatments, the agency said on Tuesday. CMS, which runs the federal government's healthcare plan for seniors, issued a proposed rule...
As the annual trustees report warns of impending trouble if Congress doesn't act, advocates hope lawmakers take action to both strengthen the program's finances and expand its benefits.
CNBC's Ylan Mui discusses a new report out of the Treasury Department on Social Security and Medicare benefits.
The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky
Planning for the end of your career is something you should do now, even if you're at the beginning of your career.
April 17- Abbott Laboratories Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and sales on surging demand for its glucose monitoring device, but an unchanged forecast along with regulatory uncertainty kept investors on the edge. Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled the latest version of his " Medicare- for-All" plan that would eliminate private insurance...
*Hikes FY adj EPS to $14.50- $14.75 from $14.40- $14.70. "It goes back to the political pressure on the managed care area," Thomas Martin, senior portfolio manager at GLOBALT Investments in Atlanta said. Senator Bernie Sanders recently unveiled the latest version of his " Medicare- for-All" plan that would eliminate private insurance and shift all Americans to a...
The Sanders plan, similar to his 2017 proposal that languished in the Senate, would largely eliminate private insurance and shift all Americans into a Medicare- based government-run healthcare plan that Republicans have criticized as too costly and radical. The bill has 14 Democratic co-sponsors in the Senate, including four of his presidential rivals-...
America's $103 billion home health-care system is straining to keep up with the number of elderly and chronically ill patients seeking care at home.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an interview with The Washington Post challenged a health-care proposal touted by Democrats, questioning if the "Medicare for All" bill will be able to supply as much coverage as the Affordable Care Act.
The amount is up slightly from $280,000 in 2018. While the annual increase slowed over the last two years — 3.6 percent compared with 12.2 percent from 2015 to 2017 — the amount still poses a challenge for many in retirement.
Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found the rule "is clearly an end-run around the ACA," commonly called Obamacare, the signature domestic achievement of former Democratic President Barack Obama. The rule, put forward by the U.S. Department of Labor, would have allowed small businesses and those who are self-employed to band...
The Trump administration is in talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about legislation to lower prescription drug costs, a White House official says.
The game theory comes in with the timing of when new rules might be adopted. Executives note the deadline for filing 2020 plans is in early June.
Medicare generally doesn't cover dental care. Comprehensive care, including fillings, dentures and crowns, could destroy retirees' budgets. What you need to know.
Before March 31, enrollees are allowed to make a one-time swap to another plan or dump it for original Medicare.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the committee's ranking member, asked Cigna, CVS, Humana, OptumRx and Prime Therapeutics to testify on Capitol Hill on April 3.
If you're on Medicare, you can't put money away in a health savings account — the triple-tax advantaged account for medical costs. Trump's 2020 budget is trying to change that. What you should know.
Former Vice President Joe Biden criticizes President Trump's fiscal 2020 budget proposal at an event in Washington.
The proposal includes allowing Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies, yet also makes other changes that could mean recipients with high drug costs pay more.