Asclepios Archive

Named for the Greek and Roman god of medicine and healing, this weekly news update provided the latest news on key Medicare policy and advocacy developments. It has merged with a revamped Medicare Watch and ceased publication in March 2010.

The most recent archived issues are linked below.

Get the Facts: Health Reform and Medicare - Vol. 10, Issue 8; February 25, 2010

Questions and Answers on Medicare and Health Reform - Vol. 10, Issue 7; February 18, 2010

Once We’re Dug Out - Vol. 10, Issue 6; February 11, 2010

Congress Must Extend Exceptions to Medicare Therapy Cap - Vol. 10, Issue 5; February 4, 2010

No Time to Quit - Vol. 10, Issue 4; January 28, 2010

What We Lose Without Health Reform - Vol. 10, Issue 3; January 21, 2010

Affordable Care for People with Disabilities - Vol. 10, Issue 2; January 14, 2010

Help for Low-Income People with Medicare - Vol. 10, Issue 1; January 7, 2010

Fill the Doughnut Hole - Vol. 9, Issue 49; December 17, 2009

Improving Medicare Advantage - Vol. 9, Issue 48; December 10, 2009

The Medicare Trust Fund - Vol. 9, Issue 47; December 3, 2009

You, Your Doctor and Medicare - Vol. 9, Issue 46; November 18, 2009

A Vote for Medicare - Vol. 9, Issue 45; November 12, 2009

Time to Vote for Health Care, Medicare Reform - Vol. 9, Issue 44; November 5, 2009

Is Your Health Care Affordable? - Vol. 9, Issue 43; October 29, 2009

Independence and Choice - Vol. 9, Issue 42; October 22, 2009

The Fight Heads to the Floor - Vol. 9, Issue 41; October 15, 2009

Twenty Dedicated Years - Vol. 9, Issue 40; October 08, 2009

Affordable Coverage During the Wait for Medicare - Vol. 9, Issue 39; October 01, 2009

The Expanding Doughnut Hole - Vol. 9, Issue 38; September 24, 2009

Making the Baucus Bill Better - Vol. 9, Issue 37; September 17, 2009

The Senate's Turn - Vol. 9, Issue 36; September 10, 2009

Committed Citizens Can Change the World - Vol. 9, Issue 35; September 03, 2009

A Class Act - Vol. 9, Issue 34; August 27, 2009

An Ounce of Prevention - Vol. 9, Issue 33; August 20, 2009

Reality, Rumors and Medicare - Vol. 9, Issue 32; August 14, 2009

Just the Facts - Vol. 9, Issue 31; August 6, 2009

Scare Tactics - Vol. 9, Issue 30; July 30, 2009

Close the Doughnut Hole - Vol. 9, Issue 29; July 23, 2009

Moving in the Right Direction - Vol. 9, Issue 28; July 16, 2009

Question of the Week - Vol. 9, Issue 27; July 9, 2009

The Long Wait for Health Care - Vol. 9, Issue 26; July 2, 2009

PhRMA’s Big Promise - Vol. 9, Issue 25; June 25, 2009

Too Much Coverage? - Vol. 9, Issue 24; June 18, 2009

Making Medicare Affordable - Vol. 9, Issue 23; June 11, 2009

Forgotten People with Medicare - Vol. 9, Issue 22; June 4, 2009

Medicare and Health Reform - Vol. 9, Issue 21; May 28, 2009

An End to the Wait - Vol. 9, Issue 20; May 21, 2009

Don't Forget People with Medicare - Vol. 9, Issue 19; May 14, 2009

Medicare's High Costs - Vol. 9, Issue 18; May 7, 2009

Closing a Loophole - Vol. 9, Issue 17; April 30, 2009

A Good Decision - Vol. 9, Issue 16; April 23, 2009

Share Your Stories - Vol. 9, Issue 15; April 16, 2009

Who Takes the Hit? - Vol. 9, Issue 14; April 9, 2009

Simple and Straightforward - Vol. 9, Issue 13; April 2, 2009

Two Years Too Long - Vol. 9, Issue 12; March 26, 2009

Medicare Private Health Plan Benefits - Vol. 9, Issue 11; March 19, 2009

A Medicare Consumer Agenda - Vol. 9, Issue 10; March 12, 2009

The Informed Consumer - Vol. 9, Issue 9; March 5, 2009

The President's Budget - Vol. 9, Issue 8; February 26, 2009

Off-Label Use of Prescription Drugs - Vol. 9, Issue 7; February 19, 2009

Part D Stories - Vol. 9, Issue 6; February 12, 2009

The Doughnut Hole - Vol. 9, Issue 5; February 5, 2009

Fixing the Drug Benefit - Vol. 9, Issue 4; January 29, 2009

Right off the Bat - Vol. 9, Issue 3; January 22, 2009

Ball of Confusion - Vol. 9, Issue 2; January 15, 2009

Inflated Drug Prices - Vol. 9, Issue 1; January 8, 2009