Fact Sheet
September 2011

Helping People with Medicare 

Lays out the ways the Affordable Care Act will help seniors and people with disabilities who have Medicare by improving health care quality and making Medicare more financially secure.

October 17, 2012

Is Newer Always Better?

Kim Bailey

Health System Improvement Program Director

Is newer always better? Not in the case of a pricey new cancer drug, according to clinical trial data and experts around the nation. The drug, Zaltrap, is getting lots of media attention not because it is novel for a new drug to be twice as expensive as its competitor and no more effective (the FDA doesn't require new medicines to be either more effective or less costly than existing drugs), but because Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center—one of the nation's premier cancer treatment centers—has decided that it won't offer Zaltrap to its patients.

July 30, 2010

Medicare: The Andy Griffith edition

Erin Kelly

Staff Writer

Some of you may know TV legend Andy Griffith by his work, and some of you may have just heard about him through your parents. He was known as the ornery old lawyer on Matlock and was probably most popular as the wise sheriff of the fictional town Mayberry on the Andy Griffith Show in the late 1960s. Now, 50 years later, he’s back and just like the old times, he’s offering sage advice to the American public.

June 9, 2010

A chat with the President

Erin Kelly

Staff Writer

Today, President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joined in on a national conference to talk about how health reform will affect seniors. People at dozens of viewing parties around the country tuned in to find out more about what’s in the new law and how generations to come will have the safety and security of having access to quality, affordable health care during retirement.

October 15, 2012

Part 4: Draining the Medicare trust fund

Marc Steinberg

Deputy Director of Health Policy

What Governor Romney Doesn’t Want People Over 55 to Hear About His Medicare Plan.

Part 4: Draining the Medicare trust fund


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