Medicare/Medicaid Posts

Here’s What Can Go Wrong When You Shop in Mexico and Canada for Cheap Drugs

August 22, 2019

In its effort to temper the sky-high prices Americans pay for many vital medications, the Trump administration last month unveiled a plan that would legalize the importation of selected prescription drugs from countries where they sell for far less. But the plan addresses imports only at the wholesale level; it is silent about the transactions by millions of Americans who already buy their medications outside the United States. Read More

Democrats Back Off Once-Fervent Embrace of Medicare-for-All

August 20, 2019

Leaning back on a black leather sofa as her campaign bus rumbled toward Fort Dodge, Kamala D. Harris tried to explain why she spent months defending a plan to replace private health insurance with Medicare-for-all, only to switch to a more modest proposal that would allow private insurance to continue after all. Read More