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Medicare Cost

Heard on the Helpline: Caller Trends Reveal Needed Improvements to Medicare

Joe Baker | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Joe Baker

Medicare is a federal promise to the American people, offering critical support to 50 million Americans -- and growing. While a dialogue about Medicare's sustainability is vitally important, it must not come at the expense of those who rely on the program.

Looking for Medicare Savings? Look No Further Than Big Pharma

Joe Baker | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Joe Baker

Unlike some of the most discussed Medicare savings proposals, the Medicare Drug Savings Act finds savings where there is money to be found, from a windfall the pharmaceutical industry -- not from the empty pockets of people with Medicare.

The Big Debt Driver: Rising Health Care Costs, Not Medicare

Diane Archer | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Diane Archer

As both our national debt and health care costs continue to swell, America's CEOs and other "influentials" insist that Congress cut Medicare spending. In truth, we do not have a "Medicare problem" in this country; we have a big problem with rising health care costs.

The Exorbitant Cost of Dying

Paul Raeburn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Raeburn

Krieger reports that feeding tubes can help some patients initially, but they can also keep them alive long past the time that they would have died.