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WASHINGTON | Trump focusing on drug prices, high among voters’ concerns

WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is focusing on the cost of prescription drugs. Health care is high among voters’ election-year concerns. Trump has promised sweeping action to attack drug prices, both as president and when he running for the White House. Trump was scheduled to give a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump focusing on drug prices, high among voters’ concerns

WASHINGTON | Slight increase in Medicare’s outpatient ‘Part B’ premium

WASHINGTON — Medicare says its “Part B” premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means retirees should be able to keep more of their recently-announced Social Security cost-of-living increase. Medicare officials said Friday the standard premium will be $135.50 a month for 2019. “Part B” of Medicare covers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Slight increase in Medicare’s outpatient ‘Part B’ premium