Warn Your Parents: Medicare Open-Enrollment Scams Are Coming & 10 more stories

Warn Your Parents: Medicare Open-Enrollment Scams Are Coming, by Lisa Rowan on Two Cents, shared by Lisa Rowan to Lifehacker, published 2019-11-04T20:30:00Z

Top Story: Open enrollment season is here, the time of year when just about everyone can make changes to their health care coverage without the restrictions you’d face the rest of the year. And while you may feel confident about the process for making changes to your ow…

Open enrollment season is here, the time of year when just about everyone can make changes to their health care coverage without the restrictions youd face the rest of the year. And while you may feel confident about the process for making changes to your own… [+3335 chars] [read the full story]

Editor’s Note: By law, health insurance agents cannot call you and begin pitching Medicare health insurance, including Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires that all agents first complete a Scope of Appointment form. The Scope of Appointment form is a CMS requirement used to document an in-person appointment, including telephone appointment, on behalf of a beneficiary to ensure that no other types of products are discussed outside of what the beneficiary originally requested.

Warren Goes 1 for 2 on Medicare

David Leonhardt, 2019-11-03T22:56:04Z

Overview: The revenue ideas are pretty good. The plan is still a problem.

Warren has taken a different tack. She has pointed out that the health care system already has billions of dollars sloshing around in it and that this money can help pay for Medicare for All.
The details are complicated, but the overall framework is fairly s… [+2254 chars] [read the full story]

Evelyn Yang joins 2020 hopeful husband Andrew for first joint interview

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Overview: Businessman Andrew Yang said he supports “Medicare for All” but would keep the option of private insurance. CNN’s Dana Bash speaks with Yang on the specifics of his plan during the first joint interview with his wife Evelyn.

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Democrats in Battleground States Prefer Moderate Nominee, Poll Shows

Jonathan Martin and Katie Glueck, 2019-11-08T10:00:21Z

Overview: A New York Times/Siena College survey in six key states also showed voters want a candidate who can work with Republicans.

It would be great for a woman to be president, said Mr. Stewart, of West Palm Beach. Mr. Stewart, a logistics manager, identifies as African-American. I believe in some of the thoughts she has about health care and equal rights for everybody.
As for Mr. Bide… [+1418 chars] [read the full story]

Biden Attacks Warren as a ‘My Way or the Highway’ Elitist

Katie Glueck, 2019-11-06T01:52:30Z

Overview: Joseph R. Biden Jr. escalated the war of words between the two leading Democratic candidates, painting Elizabeth Warren as unwilling to accept criticism of her plans.

Mr. Biden and Ms. Warren have clashed repeatedly over health care, especially as Ms. Warren has overtaken Mr. Biden in some early-state polls. Ms. Warren supports Medicare for all, an expansive government-run health insurance system that would all but elimina… [+1191 chars] [read the full story]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Launches a Very Ambitious Medicare for All Plan on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Sanya Mansoor, 2019-11-03T15:10:24Z

Overview: In a new Saturday Night Live cold open, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, played by Kate McKinnon, tries to sell her Medicare for All plan

In last night’s Saturday Night Live cold open, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, played by Kate McKinnon, tries to convince the crowd at an Iowa public school to come on board with her Medicare for All plan.
Before launching into health care, which McKinnon’s Warren ca… [+1099 chars] [read the full story]

Did Bernie Sanders admit Medicare-for-all probably won’t pass?

Jon Walker, 2019-11-04T10:45:02Z

Overview: Bernie Sanders made a series of important admissions during an interview last week with CNBC’s John Harwood.In the interview, Sanders acknowledged that, even if we adopted all his currently proposed options to pay for Medicare-for-all, they would only cover h…

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Wake up, Democrats

David Leonhardt, 2019-11-05T15:40:27Z

Overview: You won’t beat Trump by taking unpopular positions.

The 2020 presidential candidates are making a grave mistake by ignoring the lessons of 2018. Im not saying they should run to the mythical center and support widespread deregulation or corporate tax cuts (which are also unpopular). They can still support all … [+1452 chars] [read the full story]

U.S. presidential contender Biden calls Warren jab ‘elitism’

Trevor Hunnicutt, 2019-11-06T03:01:34Z

Overview: U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden launched a new attack on one of his fiercest rivals in the Democratic party on Tuesday, accusing U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of “elitism” for dismissing his criticism of her healthcare plan.

(Reuters) – U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden launched a new attack on one of his fiercest rivals in the Democratic party on Tuesday, accusing U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of “elitism” for dismissing his criticism of her healthcare plan.
On Friday, War… [+2256 chars] [read the full story]

Bernie Sanders ramps up criticism of Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan, calling it ‘quite a hit’ for average workers

Joseph Zeballos-Roig, 2019-11-08T16:14:19Z

Overview: Sen. Bernie Sanders ramped up his criticism of his progressive rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday, saying her Medicare for All plan would be “quite a hit” for average workers and employers. During an interview for the “Deconstructed” podcast hosted by jo…

Sen. Bernie Sanders ramped up his criticism of his progressive rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying her Medicare for All would be “quite a hit” to average workers and employers.
During an interview for the “Deconstructed” podcast hosted by journalist Mehdi Ha… [+3267 chars] [read the full story]