Stories tagged: "Medicare"


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EXCLUSIVE: A Republican Plan to Raise Taxes on Michiganders–and Potentially End Social Security and Medicare–is Massively Unpopular, Poll Shows

Florida Sen. Rick Scott, who is in charge of winning back control of the US Senate for the Republican Party, introduced a plan that would raise taxes and could end Social Security and Medicare for more than 2.1 million Michiganders and eliminate Medicaid coverage for 2.8 million state residents.

From left, Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., Rep. Lucy McBath, Ga., talk about their legislation aimed at capping the price of insulin, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 31, 2022. The bill would keep consumers' out-of-pocket costs at no more than $35 per month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
This Bill From a Michigan Congressman Would Cut the Cost of Insulin

Rep. Dan Kildee’s daughter needs insulin to stay alive. But not everyone is in favor of making the pricey medication more affordable. 

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1 in 4 Rural Michigan Hospitals Is in Danger of Closing, Even During a Pandemic. Here’s Why.

Overburdened and underfunded, Michigan’s rural hospitals are in need of life support to continue serving a large swath of the state’s families. 

Many of Michigan's elderly nursing home residents cannot accept visitors. Photo via Shutterstock.
Trump’s Payroll Tax Stunt Is Part of a Long-Term GOP Plan: Ending Social Security and Medicare

With over a million Michigan residents collecting Social Security, the proposed payroll tax cut from the Trump administration could devastate the finances of older Michiganders.

At Tuesday night's debate in Cleveland, Ohio, President Trump lied about the nature of sensitivity training and refused to condemn white supremacist groups.
Joe Biden Has Released His Healthcare Plan. Here’s What It Means for You.

The Democratic contender promises that as president he will work to protect and build on the Affordable Care Act.

In a June 23, 2015, file photo, traffic heads north along the Lodge freeway in Detroit. Michigan drivers will have choices to make when they renew or buy a new auto insurance policy under a law taking effect Thursday, July 2, 2020. Motorist can buy unlimited personal injury protection, but it will no longer be mandatory. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Unlimited Medical Coverage Has Been Mandatory for Michigan Drivers Since 1973. Not Anymore.

A new law means Michiganders renewing or buying car insurance will weigh their risk tolerance against their desire for savings.

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The Alarming Reality of America’s Elder Care Crisis

Many people believe Medicare will cover long-term care costs, such as fees associated with going into a nursing home. It doesn't.