Trump’s Budget, How Medigap Can Help You, Divided White House and Obamacare, Stroke victims don’t get clot-busting drug

Here are the top Medicare Stories Trending in the U.S. today, February 27, 2017:

1 Big Expense Retirees Are More Than Willing to Pay

BY MATTHEW FRANKEL: Sticking to a budget is important to most retirees, but here’s one thing many are glad to pay extra for.

A divided White House still offers little guidance on replacing Obamacare

BY JULIET EILPERIN and AMY GOLDSTEIN: A meeting Friday afternoon between President Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, his former rival in the GOP primaries, had no set agenda. But Kasich came armed with one anyway: his hope to blunt drastic changes to the nation’s health-care system envisioned by some conservatives in Washington.

Too many stroke victims don’t get clot-busting drug

BY DENNIS THOMPSON: Stroke victims can be saved through the timely use of a powerful clot-busting drug, but certain groups of patients still aren’t getting the medication quickly enough to help, a new study reveals. Blacks, Hispanics, women, seniors on Medicare and people in rural areas are less likely to be treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) after suffering a stroke, researchers found.

No cuts to U.S. entitlement programs in Trump budget: Mnuchin

BY DAVID LAWDER: U.S. President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal will spare big social welfare programs such as Social Security and Medicare from any cuts, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.


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