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  • Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, pauses while playing bridge as part of the company annual meeting weekend in Omaha

    Warren Buffett’s Prescription for Fixing US Health Care

    Warren Buffett says the U.S. health care industry must overcome its resistance to change and figure out ways to fix itself — or run the risk that the public will start clamoring for a government-run...

  • 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...

  • Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York City

    Are Democrats Really Going ‘Socialist’?

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump earned a rousing cheer from Republican lawmakers during his State of the Union address when he proclaimed, “America will never be a socialist country.” His proud declaration echoed...

  • House Speaker Pelosi react as as U.S. President Trump delivers his second State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in Washington

    SOTU 2019: 3 Important Things Trump Said, and 1 Big Thing He Didn’t

    President Trump’s 82-minute-long State of the Union address Tuesday night put a uniquely Trumpian spin on the usual recipe for the address: a healthy helping of rah-rah patriotism and legislative...

  • Ideas To Curb Surprise Medical Bills Percolate With Rare Bipartisan Push

    By Shefali Luthra and Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News

    Surrounded by patients who told horror stories of being stuck with hefty bills, President Donald Trump recently waded into a widespread health care problem for which almost everyone — even those with...

  • FILE PHOTO: Hospital emergency sign in La Jolla, California

    Why Hospital Prices Are Rising Fast

    By Michael Rainey

    Prescription drugs get much of the attention when it comes to soaring medical costs, but a new study published in Health Affairs finds that hospital prices have been rising quickly as well — more...

  • The Chaos of Hospital Pricing

    By Michael Rainey

    The Trump administration now requires all hospitals to list their prices online, but the numbers can be hard to interpret, according to Kaiser Health News’ Julie Appleby and Barbara Feder Ostrov. The...

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