Medicare Part D News
Congress Doesn't Want Medicare to Pay for Your Erectile Dysfunction
When the House voted to approve the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act this week, lawmakers including Speaker John Boehner rejoiced that the move would be “a powerful step to help individuals with disabilities across the country” by enabling them to save for their futures through the creation
Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare Got Commonly Abused Opioids
A new report says nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion
Rx Pizza: 1 Free Meal Can Sway Doctor Prescribing
As little as one free meal from a drug company can influence which medicines doctors prescribe for Medicare patients, according to a study using Medicare records and recently released data from the health care law's Open Payments program
Understand Medicare to Get the Most Out of It
During their entire working lives, Americans pay into the Medicare system, yet many fail to understand the basics of how it works and how to use it. Medicare is government-sponsored health insurance for Americans 65 and older. As with any insurance, the goal is to get the most out of it for the
5 Tips for Saving on Your Prescription Drugs
Open enrollment for Marketplace health insurance plans ends on March 31. As that date rapidly approaches, many Americans are shopping for a high-quality, affordable health plan. But the quest for affordable medical care does not end on April 1. There are several steps you can take to reduce
Key Numbers for 2014 Retirees
Are you getting ready for retirement in 2014? Here are some official retirement planning numbers that every 2014 retiree should know: Limits on earnings from employment. If you plan to retire before Social Security full retirement age, which is 66 for people born between 1943 and 1954, you can't
Bristol-Myers Squibb Responds to ABC News
We take great care to price our medicines based on the cost to develop them, the scientific innovation they represent, and the value they deliver to patients and physicians. We are committed to helping patients get access to our innovative medicines, and have a variety of programs...
Bill Clinton: Let Consumers Keep Existing Health Coverage
President Obama should fulfill the promise he made that Americans could keep the health insurance they have, even if it means changing the Affordable Care Act law, former President Bill Clinton said in an interview published today. “I personally believe even if it takes a...
Sebelius Leads The 'Sorry' Brigade
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SEBELIUS IN THE HOT SEAT: This morning Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appears before the Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss implementation of the Affordable Care Act. ABC’s DEVIN DWYER notes. Sebelius’ prepared testimony ...