In a surprisingly strong 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court turned back the latest constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act, likely heralding the end of GOP efforts to strike the law in its entirety through court action. Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers are looking for ways to expand health benefits. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Mary Ellen McIntire of CQ Roll Call and Rachel Cohrs of Stat join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also, Rovner interviews Andy Slavitt, who recently stepped down from the Biden administration’s covid response team, about his new book on the pandemic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new $56,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug would raise Medicare premiums broadly, and some patients who are prescribed the medication could face copayments of about $11,500 annually, according to a research report published Thursday.
A new Alzheimer's drug would raise Medicare premiums broadly, and some patients could face copayments of about $11,500 annually, a report says.
The federal approval of a controversial drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease has reignited the debate over drug prices and the way the Food and Drug Administration makes decisions. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden seeks to gain goodwill overseas as he announces the U.S. will provide 500 million doses of covid vaccine to international health efforts. Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Joanne Kenen of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also, Rovner interviews Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the new administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. And to mark the podcast’s 200th episode, the panelists discuss what has surprised them most and least over the past four years.
Dame Barbara Windsor's famous 'Carry On' bikini is to be auctioned later this month, with the funds going to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.
Cher called a fan living with Alzheimer's on FaceTime last week after a conversation with her daughter's therapist a year ago.
'Believe' singer Cher surprised one of her biggest fans - who has Alzheimer's - with a FaceTime call.
Singer Tony Bennett has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, but it hasn't quieted his legendary voice as he continues to rehearse and sing with perfect pitch.
Music legend Engelbert Humperdinck has tested positive for COVID-19 and asked for prayers for his wife Patricia, who suffers from Alzheimer's.
Christopher Biggins hopes there can be a "big send off" for Dame Barbara Windsor by the end of this year or early 2022 after guidelines meant no more than 30 people could attend his friend's funeral earlier this month.
Nile Rodgers is feeling "numb" after his mom Beverly Goodman passed away at the weekend after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's.
The virus pandemic kept Mary Daniel and her husband apart. When his memory care center offered her a part-time dishwashing job, she jumped at the chance.