Medicare/Medicaid Posts

‘Medicare for All’ Playing Poorly in Democratic Primaries

August 21, 2018

Most of the prominent Democrats eyeing 2020 presidential bids — including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts — champion the idea of “Medicare for all,” suggesting it’s become almost a litmus test for the party’s base. Read More

States Fight Trump On Non-ObamaCare Health Plans

August 14, 2018

“What I worry about the most is the agents and brokers” selling the plans, Kreidler said. “They are looking at the [large] commission, and that blinds them to their legal responsibility” to inform consumers about the limitations of the short-term plans. Read More

Medicare To Overhaul ACOs But Critics Fear Less Participation

August 14, 2018

Accountable care organizations were among the key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act, designed to help control soaring Medicare costs. ACOs were expected to save the government nearly $5 billion by 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office. It hasn’t come anywhere close. Read More