Tag Archives: Medicare

Joe Biden Proposes Lowering The Medicare Eligibility Age To 60 : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Former Vice President Joe Biden at a press conference in Wilmington, Del., in mid-March. His bid this week to allow 60-year-olds to get Medicare “reflects the reality,” he says, “that, even after the current crisis ends, older Americans are likely to find it difficult to secure jobs.” Bloomberg via Getty Images hide… Read More »

After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »

UnitedHealthcare to open 14 Medicare services centers in Walgreens stores

UnitedHealthcare will open 14 Medicare services centers in Walgreens stores in five metropolitan areas starting in January 2020. The Medicare service centers will open in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Cleveland, Denver and Memphis, as part of a multiyear agreement with Walgreens. Through these centers, customers can learn more about Medicare, meet with service advocates to discuss… Read More »

In A Messy Democratic Presidential Debate, Facts About Medicare For All Get Tossed About

This fact check was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). Here we go again. It’s been a month since Democratic presidential hopefuls last took to the debate stage, but Tuesday night in Detroit  10 candidates again faced off for the first of this two-night event. Health policy issues were… Read More »