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Questions relating to the US' health insurance scheme with the same name. Use with the [united-states] tag.

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Why did it take so long for the U.S. government to give Medicare the power to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug companies?

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is sending initial offers to the participating drug companies of the ...
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What leverage or negotiation tools do government agencies actually have to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug companies?

The recent question Why did it take so long for the U.S. government to give Medicare the power to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug companies? reminded me of the old season 8 ...
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Turned away for medical service at private urgent care due to being enrolled in medicare even with private insurance

I just had a very annoying experience. I was turned away from a private urgent care facility (run by a very large chain) because I was enrolled in Medicare A and/or B (but not because of Medicare ...
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Are Medicare-for-all type plans expected to result in increased wages?

Under current system, many employers provide medical insurance as an employment benefit. This helps employers to stay competitive with other employers when trying to attract or retain employees. ...
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What percentage of Warren supporters believed that only billionaires will literally pay for Medicare for all?

Elizabeth Warren recently came out declaring a Medicare for all plan that she claims will cost $20.5 trillion in New spending and would be no tax increases to middle income individuals. Josh Jamerson,...