ACA/Health Reform Posts

Climbing Cost of Decades-Old Drugs Threatens To Break Medicaid Bank

August 15, 2017

Skyrocketing price tags for new drugs to treat rare diseases have stoked outrage nationwide. But hundreds of old, commonly used drugs cost the Medicaid program billions of extra dollars in 2016 vs. 2015, a Kaiser Health News data analysis shows. Eighty of the drugs — some generic and some still carrying brand names — proved more than two decades old. Read More

Sanders Will Offer “Medicare for All” Bill Soon

August 15, 2017

 U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told a group of seniors that the solution to the country's health care crisis is to make Medicare available to all, a proposal he plans to introduce shortly after Congress reconvenes in September. Read More