Tag Archives: Medicare

Medicare for All? For More? Here’s How Medicare Works.

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, has become something of a panacea in the Democratic presidential race. Some candidates, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, want to give it to everyone and even expand its benefits. Others, like former Representative Beto O’Rourke, want to give it automatically… Read More »

UnitedHealth Q2 revenue growth fueled by Medicare, Optum

Dive Brief: Double-digit percentage growth in UnitedHealth’s Medicare and retirement insurance, OptumRx and OptumHealth spurred the insurance giant to 8% year-over-year revenue growth in the second quarter of 2019. Revenues grew $ 4.5 billion to $ 60.6 billion for the three months ended June 30. The deferral of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance tax… Read More »