Medicare/Medicaid Posts

CMS Proposes Extension Of Medicare Telehealth Coverage

July 20, 2021

CMS is proposing to extend Medicare coverage of certain telehealth services granted for the COVID-19 public health emergency to the end of 2023 to help gather data that can determine whether the services should be permanently covered. Read More

GOP Joins Dems In Taking On Big Pharma

July 20, 2021

Senators working to keep the bipartisan infrastructure deal alive are zeroing in on Medicare prescription drug rebate formulas to offset up to $60 billion of the $1.2 trillion package, people familiar with the matter tell Axios. Read More

California Makes It Easier for Low-Income Residents to Get and Keep Free Health Coverage

July 20, 2021

The World War II veteran needed to repay the loan for the water pump installed on his 1-acre property in rural Tulare County, the only source of water to his mobile home. He carefully socked away a few thousand dollars so he could make the payoff — only to find that those savings put him over the asset threshold to remain on Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program for low-income people. Read More

Plugging Obamacare’s Biggest Hole Poses Dilemma For Democrats

July 13, 2021

Democratic lawmakers are grappling with how to extend health insurance to millions of poor Americans in states that have refused Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, believing their upcoming party-line “human infrastructure” package represents the best chance to plug the health law’s biggest gap. Read More

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