Medicare enrollees can get free COVID-19 home tests at more than a dozen retail pharmacies

Medicare enrollees can get free COVID-19 home tests at more than a dozen retail pharmacies

This post was originally published on this siteCostco, CVS, Kroger, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart are among retail pharmacies that will allow Medicare recipients to get free COVID-19 home tests.     

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Elizabeth Warren warns ‘corporate vultures’ are circling Medicare on Biden’s watch

Elizabeth Warren warns ‘corporate vultures’ are circling Medicare on Biden’s watch

This post was originally published on this site Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday joined physicians and dozens of her House Democratic colleagues in urging the Biden administration to immediately halt Medicare Direct Contracting, a Trump-era pilot that could result in complete privatization of the cherished public healthcare program by decade’s...

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Senior citizens are fuming that Medicare won’t pay for Covid-19 tests at retailers

Senior citizens are fuming that Medicare won’t pay for Covid-19 tests at retailers

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration is requiring health insurers to cover the cost of home Covid-19 tests for most Americans with private insurance. However, Medicare is not subject to this requirement, so senior citizens and Americans with disabilities in the traditional Medicare program cannot get...

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Paid leave, immigration: What’s likely to change as Senate weighs Build Back Better Act

Paid leave, immigration: What’s likely to change as Senate weighs Build Back Better Act

This post was originally published on this siteA number of provisions may be revised or removed to meet the rules and keep all 50 Democratic-caucusing senators together.

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Senators seek to permanently expand telehealth eligibility

Senators seek to permanently expand telehealth eligibility

This post was originally published on this siteA bipartisan group of senators aim to permanently expand telehealth reimbursement eligibility for additional providers like physical therapists in a bill proposed on Thursday.Sens. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)…

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Democrats Reach Deal to Control Drug Prices in Social Policy Bill

Democrats Reach Deal to Control Drug Prices in Social Policy Bill

This post was originally published on this siteThe provision would, for the first time, allow the government to negotiate prices for some medicines covered by Medicare.

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Democrats confront divisions over health care benefits in Biden’s mega-bill

Democrats confront divisions over health care benefits in Biden’s mega-bill

This post was originally published on this siteAs House leaders trend toward prioritizing Obamacare subsidies and closing the Medicaid coverage gap, Sen. Bernie Sanders says expanded Medicare benefits aren’t up for negotiation.

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