Confronting medical costs that have doubled in four years, military officials and congressional leaders said yesterday that the Pentagon needs to rethink the generous coverage it provides or risk making sacrifices in other areas of the Defense Department budget.
Disparities Cited for Medicare Drug Benefit
The prescription drug benefit available next year will cost senior citizens an average of $722 annually, but retirees with chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease can expect to pay about double that amount and face gaps in their coverage, a new study finds.
Md. Top Medicare Official Is Placed on Leave
The state Board of Physicians accused Sean R. Tunis of unprofessional conduct and making false statements about his credentials.
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Report Emphasizes Shortfall in Medicare (Post, March 24, 2005)
Greenspan Warns of Economic Stagnation: Future Social Security Benefit Cuts Urged (Post, March 3, 2005)
Officials Defend Cost of Medicare Drug Benefit: Importation, Negotiation Ideas Rejected (Post, Feb. 17, 2005)
After Bush Leaves Office, His Budget's Costs Balloon (Post, Feb. 14, 2005)
President Vows to Veto Any Changes To Medicare: As Cost Estimates Rise, Bush Defends Program (Post, Feb. 12, 2005)
Democrats Call for Medicare Drug Inquiry (Post, Feb. 10, 2005)
Medicare Drug Benefit May Cost $1.2 Trillion: Estimate Dwarfs Bush's Original Price Tag (Post, Feb. 9, 2005)
Bush Promotes Health Savings Accounts: He Says Plan Would Cut Insurance Costs and Increase Patient Responsibility (Post, Jan. 27, 2005)
Millions to Be Automatically Enrolled in Medicare Drug Plan (Post, Jan. 22, 2005)
Medicare To Cover Cardiac Device: Plan Raises Issue Of Line Between Care and Research (Post, Jan. 20, 2005)
Kennedy Exhorts Democrats on Social Programs (Post, Jan. 13, 2005)
In GOP, Resistance On Social Security: Bush Plan Raises Fear of Voter Anger (Post, Jan. 11, 2005)
Three Ounces Of Prevention: New Medicare Screening Benefits Kick In (Post, Jan. 4, 2005)
U.S. to Buy German Flu Vaccine: Report on Obtaining Cheaper Drugs Abroad to Miss Deadline (Post, Dec. 8, 2004)
Congress Is Losing Leaders and Unifiers: More Than 4 Dozen Members to Depart (Post, Nov. 21, 2004)
Social Security Payments to Rise 2.7 Percent: Higher Medicare Premiums Cancel Half of Increase (Post, Oct. 20, 2004)
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