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 provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older, younger people with some disability status as determined by the Social Security Administration, as well as people with end stage renal disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Medicare is funded by a combination of a payroll tax, beneficiary premiums and surtaxes from beneficiaries, and general U.S. Treasury revenue.
In 2020, the U.S. government plans a 2.53 percent increase on average payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for seniors and the disabled. According to Reuters,..
The Trump administration wants the Affordable Care Act to be terminated. According to CNN, the Justice Department filed with a federal appeals court. They are agreeing with a federal judge in Texas who..
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday left-leaning politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are trying to control choices Americans can make by introducing legislation like the Green..
Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released an updated version of his universal health care plan, known as "Medicare for All," Wednesday. CBS News political correspondent Ed.. CBS News - Published