Tag: Medicare

Trump Opens Door to Cuts to Medicare and Other Entitlement Programs

WASHINGTON — President Trump suggested on Wednesday that he would be willing to consider cuts to social safety-net programs like Medicare to reduce the federal deficit if he wins a second term, an apparent shift from his 2016 campaign promise to protect funding for such entitlements. The president made the comments on the sidelines of […]

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When Bernie Sanders Came to Visit

Subscribe to “The Choice” on your favorite listening app: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Pocket Casts | Stitcher In the new podcast, “The Choice,” from NYT Opinion, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont was the first candidate to visit the editorial board for an endorsement interview. He presented his vision of ambitious progress […]

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Medicare’s Part D Doughnut Hole Has Closed! Mostly. Sorta.

With the new decade comes this long-awaited milestone: the Medicare Part D doughnut hole has closed. Two cheers. More than 61 million Americans are Medicare beneficiaries, and about 46 million of those are enrolled in Part D. The doughnut hole, more formally called the coverage gap, has been one of Part D’s more detested features […]

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