August 31, 2021:
Spurred by decades of complaints about the high cost of hearing aids, Congress passed a law in 2017 to allow over-the-counter sales, with hopes it would boost competition and lower prices.
Four years later, federal regulators have yet to issue...Read more >
March 29, 2021:
A cost-saving change in Medicare launched in the final days of the Trump administration will cut payments to hospitals for some surgical procedures while potentially raising costs and confusion for patients.
For years, the Centers for Medicare...Read more >
January 07, 2021: Sharon Clark is able to get her life-sustaining cancer drug, Pomalyst — priced at more than $18,000 for a 28-day supply — only because of the generosity of patient assistance foundations.
Clark, 57, a former insurance agent who lives in Bixby,...Read more >
January 23, 2020: "It'll be toward the end of the year," Trump said from Davos, Switzerland. "And at the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it's such a big percentage."
By Jon Queally, st...Read more >
October 18, 2019: By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News OCTOBER 9, 2019
(Hannah Norman/KHN illustration; Getty Images)
Dean Ernest had been living in a nursing home about a year when his son, John, got a call last winter asking if his father was experien...Read more >
June 15, 2019:
Current and future retirees are invited to our Summer Celebration Forum for the Anniversaries of Medicare and Social Security. It will be held on Wednesday, August 14th, 10 am to 3 pm, at the Laborer's Local 242 Union Hall located 22323 Pacific...Read more >
August 07, 2017: Victory In This Round Of Attacks On Our Health Care
Both the US House and US Senate have recessed for the month of August. Thanks to your hard work, we are cautiously enjoying a victory over an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Alliance memb...Read more >
July 06, 2017: By Fred Schulte
Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
When Sol Shipotow enrolled in a new Medicare Advantage health plan earlier this year, he expected to...Read more >
June 18, 2017: Last week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fast tracked consideration of the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act which will place seniors' health care at risk again. The Senate will bypass the committee process and won...Read more >
June 05, 2017: From the Pierce County Human Services: Don’t Become a Victim of Medicare Card Fraud
Medicare will begin sending beneficiaries new cards in 2018. It won’t have your Social Security Number on it. It will contain your brand-new Medicare Beneficia...Read more >