Democrats Increasingly Vocal in Calling ‘Medicare for All’ a Political Liability & 9 more stories

Democrats Increasingly Vocal in Calling ‘Medicare for All’ a Political Liability, by Lisa Lerer and Katie Glueck, published 2019-11-26T10:34:25Z

Top Story: Party leaders are describing the health care proposal that appeals to the party’s left as a risky bet that could neutralize one of the Democrats’ prime issues in 2020.

The politics are horrible for the Democratic Party, thats my judgment, said Ms. Heitkamp, who lost her seat representing North Dakota last year and is now heading up an effort to win rural voters. Were making the issue about our plan rather than what the pres… [+1762 chars] [read the full story]

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new Plan Finder platform is misleading seniors

feedback@businessinsider.com (Zachary Hendrickson), Zachary Hendrickson, 2019-11-27T15:53:00Z

Overview: This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they’re published on Business Insider, click here. The Centers for Medicare and M…

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) updated Medicare Plan Finder tool has reportedly been malfunctioning throughout this year’s Medicare open enrollment period, offering some users incorrect price estimates and coverage information, accordi… [+4466 chars] [read the full story]

Smooth Bernie Sanders slow-jams the news, quotes Lizzo on Jimmy Fallon

Amanda Yeo, 2019-11-27T05:59:04Z

Overview: On Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Senator Bernie Sanders got behind the mic to take his turn at slow-jamming the news. Though it’s likely no political slow-jammer will ever top President Barack Obama, Senator Sanders demonstrated…

On Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Senator Bernie Sanders got behind the mic to take his turn at slow-jamming the news. Though it’s likely no political slow-jammer will ever top President Barack Obama, Senator Sanders demonstrated… [+862 chars] [read the full story]

When to Peak? Amy Klobuchar Has Given It Some Thought

Lisa Lerer, 2019-11-26T21:04:05Z

Overview: Ms. Klobuchar’s campaign operation is expanding as some rivals’ are contracting. “I’m hearing more talk about Amy,” a New Hampshire Democratic leader said. “People have heard from the other candidates and they’re still looking.”

As he waited for Ms. Klobuchar to address a small crowd on a rainy Friday afternoon, Stan Lloyd, 68, ticked off the qualities that have kept Ms. Klobuchar on his list of potential candidates to support.
Shes a Midwestern woman from a liberal state, allowing… [+1288 chars] [read the full story]

Amazon Alexa now boasts medication management features

feedback@businessinsider.com (Zachary Hendrickson), Zachary Hendrickson, 2019-11-29T16:31:00Z

Overview: This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they’re published on Business Insider, click here. Amazon rolled out a new medica…

Amazon rolled out a new medication management feature for its Alexa users that will allow customers of Giant Eagle Pharmacy, a regional pharmacy chain in the Midwest and East Coast, to set medication reminders and order refills using the voice assistant.
Bu… [+3708 chars] [read the full story]

Pete Buttigieg Releases His Plan For Securing Long-Term Care

Abigail Abrams, 2019-11-25T11:00:01Z

Overview: For Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the issue of long-term care is personal. When his father was dying last January, he and his mother grappled with the possibility of having to arrange long-term care for him. Beca…

For Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the issue of long-term care is personal.
When his father was dying last January, he and his mother grappled with the possibility of having to arrange long-term care for him. Be… [+6929 chars] [read the full story]

Outside the Box: Open enrollment tools still favor Medicare Advantage

Max Richtman, 2019-11-29T14:34:36Z

Overview: Seniors need better information on their options to make important health care choices.

Medicare open enrollment season is supposed to be a time when enrollees can choose the best coverage based on accurate, unbiased information from the federal government. Unfortunately, the Trump administrations enrollment tools show a continuing bias toward p… [+6879 chars] [read the full story]

Medicare for all is not entirely efficient

Tyler Cowen, 2019-11-26T05:36:01Z

Overview: There is increasing interest in expanding Medicare health insurance coverage in the U.S., but it is not clear whether the current program is the right foundation on which to build. Traditional Medicare covers a uniform set of benefits for all income groups an…

There is increasing interest in expanding Medicare health insurance coverage in the U.S., but it is not clear whether the current program is the right foundation on which to build. Traditional Medicare covers a uniform set of benefits for all income groups an… [+1220 chars] [read the full story]

Medicare for All’s jobs problem

rpradhan@politico.com (Rachana Pradhan), 2019-11-25T10:08:19Z

Overview: The big Democratic talking point has a big political weakness: It could wipe out thousands of jobs in places like Pittsburgh that have built their new economies on health care.

This question has particular resonance in this part of Pennsylvania, a must-win swing state in the presidential race, which has already seen massive job dislocation from the decline of manufacturing. As Pittsburghs iconic steel industry has been gutted, the c… [+8367 chars] [read the full story]