Health Insurance

McCarthy: Social Security, Medicare cuts ‘off the table’

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said ahead of a meeting with President Biden this week that cuts to Medicare and Social Security are off the table in talks around raising the debt limit. McCarthy has said that Republicans want commitments to spending reductions in exchange for raising the debt limit but has been unclear about what…
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Targeted Therapies for NSCLC May Be Underused in Medicaid Programs, Study Suggests

A new study estimates that prescription of standard-of-care non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) therapies is lower than expected in Medicaid programs, with significant variation between states. Targeted therapies for non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may be underused in many state Medicaid programs, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open....

Did your health plan rip off Medicare?

This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News. Today, KHN has released details of 90 previously secret government audits that reveal millions of dollars in overpayments to Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors. The audits, which cover billings from 2011 through 2013, are the most recent financial reviews available, even...

Best Resume Writing Services 2023

A well-crafted resume is crucial for job seekers who want to stand out from the competition, but the building process can be confusing and overwhelming. You have to figure out the right formatting, level of detail and tone for your experience. Fortunately, there are resume-writing services that can help with these decisions.
Washington Post

Fixing Social Security and Medicare isn’t the Republicans’ goal

The Jan. 25 front-page article “House GOP puts ‘3rd rails’ on table” didn’t mention a major element in this nation’s fiscal problem. The article dwelled exclusively on extreme Republican ideas for reducing Medicare and Social Security, thus allowing the far-right agenda to dominate what should be a much broader conversation. The missing element, of course, was revenue. It will not be possible to address our looming debts by exclusively cutting spending.

A Comprehensive Guide to the NASA FINESST award

Written by: Isabella Trierweiler, Pratik Gandhi, Kate Storey-Fisher, Luna Zagorac, and Abby Lee. FINESST is due on 7th February this year, and the solicitation webpage for the 2023 cycle can be found here. The webpage links to this document (for 2023) under “F.5” on the right hand side, which contains detailed information about FINESST, and is the main NASA document you should be referring to for any questions. For years beyond 2023, be sure to search NSPIRES (discussed later) for that specific year’s solicitation document. This guide bite represents the best effort of the authors to summarize the solicitation instructions and provide advice, but refer to the NASA document for all of the exact details.
Seattle Times

Savings accounts for disabled people are opened to more of them

Disabled Americans recently scored a victory when Congress approved an expansion of state-based accounts that let them work and save money without risking the loss of public benefits like Medicaid. The change means an estimated 6 million more people, including about 1 million military veterans, will eventually qualify for the...