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United States single-payer national social insurance program

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Medicare (United States): United States single-payer national social insurance program
Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States, begun in 1966 under the Social Security Administration (SSA) and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It primarily provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older, but also for some younger people with disability status as determined by the Social Security Administration, as well as people with end stage renal disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


Medicare data used to recruit people with bipolar for research

A letter sent to almost 50,000 patients inviting them to take part in a bipolar study has raised questions about how our private information is stored and used.
The Age - Published

Private health insurance in a death spiral? Good. Let's shut it down

Our dual health system is in strife as people abandon private insurance. Where is the evidence that a Medicare-only system wouldn't work better?
The Age - Published

Videos for Medicare (United States)

Pelosi unveils drug price plan [Video]Pelosi unveils drug price plan

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a plan that would allow the federal government to negotiate the prices of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries and consumers. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Long Term Care Has Massive Impact On Elderly People's Health [Video]Long Term Care Has Massive Impact On Elderly People's Health

Long-term acute care hospitals are supposed to restore independence in people who have a variety of illnesses. A new study suggests that for most that isn't the case, according to UPI. Fewer than..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Medicare For All Is More Popular Than You Think [Video]Medicare For All Is More Popular Than You Think

Senator Bernie Sanders wants Medicare for All, but is it popular with Americans? The answer is yes. Polls show most people with employer-based insurance don't mind changes as long as they keep..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Kamala Harris Unveils Healthcare Policy Days Before Democratic Debate [Video]Kamala Harris Unveils Healthcare Policy Days Before Democratic Debate

Senator Kamala Harris released a “Medicare for All” proposal ahead of a second debate for Democratic presidential candidates. The candidates' differing approaches to healthcare insurance policy are..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

What To Know About Democratic Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson [Video]What To Know About Democratic Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson

Bestselling author Marianne Williamson is a Democratic presidential candidate who's better known for her books than her politics. The bestselling author is also a spiritual lecturer, AIDs activist, and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published


Aged commission: Medicare is failing older Australians in remote areas

Older people in remote parts of Australia were being hospitalised at four times the rate of other Australians for avoidable conditions. The Royal Commission into Aged Care also heard how services..
The Age - Published

Plan for Australians living with pain

A new national plan aims to improve the lives of people living with ongoing pain, through more Medicare-funded services and better informed doctors.
SBS - Published

In memory of Bob Hawke, it's time for Medicare II

The universal health system that Australians have come to take for granted is not fit for purpose. Medicare needs a makeover.
The Age - Published

Phone, online GP visits are minister's aim

Health Minister Greg Hunt has begun work on a 10-year plan he hopes will make phone and online doctor consultations available through Medicare.
SBS - Published

Medicare, pathway to Asia and fighting apartheid: How Bob Hawke’s government changed Australia

Bob Hawke said his work to end apartheid in South Africa was one of his proudest achievements. SBS News takes a look back at Australia's longest serving Labor prime minister and his legacy.
SBS - Published

Bill Shorten promises $2.3 billion Medicare plan to fight cancer

Labor leader Bill Shorten has delivered his 2019 Budget reply speech, promising "the most important investment in Medicare since Bob Hawke created it".
SBS - Published

Ageing population costs to exceed Medicare

The Australian government's bottom line will take a $36 billion hit from the nation's ageing population in 10 years time.
SBS - Published

Labor promises early Medicare freeze end

All Medicare rebates would go up in line with inflation from the middle of this year if federal Labor wins the next election, the party has vowed.
SBS - Published

X-rays set to be cheaper for patients

The Morrison government has promised to make x-rays and other diagnostic scans cheaper by adding them to the indexed Medicare benefits schedule.
SBS - Published

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