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  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017\

    A New Tool for Comparing ‘Medicare for All’ Plans

    The Commonwealth Fund, a non-partisan health care foundation, introduced an interactive tool this week that allows users to compare congressional health care reform bills, including various Medicare...

  • A Surprise Move for Prescription Drug Prices

    By Michael Rainey

    Prescription drug prices did something last month they haven’t done in 47 years: they went down. The monthly Consumer Price Index report released Tuesday showed a 1.0 percent decline in the price of...

  • Spending More for Less Health Care

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    An analysis of more than 1.8 billion medical claims by the Health Care Cost Institute found that prices for health care services rose about 13 percent between 2012 and 2016, while usage dropped by...

  • Lots of Young Americans Are Fine With ‘Socialism’

    By Michael Rainey

    A new Harris poll published by Axios shows that members of the Millennial (in their 20s to mid-30s) and Gen Z (still mostly in their teens) age cohorts are more likely than previous generations to...

  • A growing number of patients are being denied access to newer oral chemotherapy drugs for cancer pills with annual price tags of more than $75,000.

    Following the Money Trail for Prescription Drugs

    By Michael Rainey

    The United States spends hundreds of billions of dollars on prescription drugs each year, but the money flows through a complex network of drug manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacies, pharmacy...

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