Scott doubles down on sunsetting all federal programs after Biden’s jab
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) on Wednesday defended his proposal to sunset all federal legislation after five years and slammed President Biden as “confused” in response to Biden’s claim at the State of the Union address that some Republicans want to sunset Social Security and Medicare. “In my plan, I suggested the following: All federal legislation…news.yahoo.com
Marjorie Taylor Greene shouts 'liar' as Biden claims GOP wants to cut Medicare, Social Security
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., screamed, “liar” after President Biden claimed during his State of the Union address Tuesday that some Republicans aimed to cut Medicare and Social Security programs.foxnews.com
White House blasts McCarthy for comments on strengthening Social Security, Medicare
The White House hit back after Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he wants to “strengthen” Medicare and Social Security, arguing on Sunday that the House GOP leader and his conference actually want to slash spending on the entitlement programs. McCarthy said in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” earlier Sunday that he wants to…news.yahoo.com
Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis — yet
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the sound and fury about raising the nation's debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a crisis point ...[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
'Damaging cuts' to Medicare and Social Security are looking more likely with McCarthy as House Speaker. Here's what it will mean for retirees.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy made concessions to far-right GOP members to win his seat, which likely include cuts to Medicare and Social Security.news.yahoo.com
Heal the systemGovernment should improvehealth plan quality and costs
Nowhere is that more evident than in federal health programs including Medicare and Medicaid, where several regulations — and laws — add to patient and program costs without improving the quality of care. Those policies include prescription requirements for many medications that have proven safe enough to be sold over the counter. Dallas entrepreneur Mark Cuban, for example, recently opened a cost-plus direct-marketing outlet to provide prescription drugs at lower prices. The company now is talking with hospitals around the country to determine which medications are most used and in short supply. The goal is to increase production of those medicines, such as insulin and cancer drugs, hoping that greater supplies will drive down the traditionally high costs.myrgv.com
Heal the system: Government should improve health plan quality and costs
Nowhere is that more evident than in federal health programs including Medicare and Medicaid, where several regulations — and laws — add to patient and program costs without improving the quality of care. Those policies include prescription requirements for many medications that have proven safe enough to be sold over the counter. Dallas entrepreneur Mark Cuban, for example, recently opened a cost-plus direct-marketing outlet to provide prescription drugs at lower prices. The company now is talking with hospitals around the country to determine which medications are most used and in short supply. Operating government medical plans less like a bureaucracy and more like an open market would improve Americans’ health care, and improve its fiscal health as well.myrgv.com
Medicare checklist: Be prepared during the annual enrollment period
If you haven’t enrolled in Medicare or reviewed your plan, now is the time to do so. The Medicare Annual Enrollment is going on now through Dec. 7, and choosing a plan is one of the most important health and financial decisions a person can make.
Supreme Court skeptical of rejecting civil rights precedent
The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed unlikely to agree to overturn decades of precedent in a case about civil rights lawsuits, a result that would preserve the ability of individuals to use federal law to sue. The justices had been asked to use a case about a nursing home resident who claimed a violation of his rights to more broadly limit the right to sue. The justices were told that result could leave tens of millions of people who have rights under federal programs including Medicare and Medicaid without access to the courts.news.yahoo.com
Medicare enrollees warned about deceptive marketing schemes
With Medicare’s open enrollment underway, health experts are warning older adults about an uptick in misleading marketing tactics that might lead some to sign up for Medicare Advantage plans that don’t cover their doctors or prescriptions and drive up their out-of-pocket costs.
The Public Health Emergency will soon end. Here’s what you need to know.
During the Public Health Emergency (PHE), millions of Americans have benefited from continuous and uninterrupted Medicaid or CHIP coverage. Soon the PHE will end, and Medicaid and CHIP recipients will need to take action to keep their Texas health care benefits.
Go-broke dates pushed back for Social Security, Medicare
A stronger-than-expected economic recovery from the pandemic has pushed back the go-broke dates for Social Security and Medicare, but officials warn that the current economic turbulence is putting additional pressures on the bedrock retirement programs.