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
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 ...
Obama Responds to Issues With Federal Healthcare Website
The president explains what the government is doing to help make the affordable care act a success.
Biggest US Bills Coming Due Whatever Congress Does
Congress, it appears, is poised to raise the debt ceiling. If that happens, the government will be able to pay its obligations by going deeper into hock. If it doesn't, the United States will not have enough money (cash on hand plus incoming tax revenue) to pay all its bills, and would, presumably,
Debt Default Deadline Debated as Date Looms
It’s a dire warning that has reverberated across the country: unless Congress raises the debt limit in exactly seven days, the U.S. economy will head off a cliff. The Oct. 17 deadline is the cornerstone of President Obama’s argument that lawmakers must act immediately, without delay. ...