Medicare/Medicaid Posts

Health Care Fight Among 2020 Democrats Shifts to Taxes

August 13, 2019

Taxes are playing a leading role in the health care debate that’s dividing the field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Centrist candidates are criticizing their opponents on the left who support the single-payer proposal known as “Medicare for All” by arguing that it is too expensive and would require tax hikes for the middle class. Read More

CMS Tees Up Medicare Plan Finder Update

August 6, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning to launch updates to its Medicare Plan Finder (MPF) this month after a report from a government watchdog flagged significant usability concerns with the tool.  Read More

For Cash-Strapped Older Adults, A Costly Wait For Medicare

August 6, 2019

By Nicole Hayden, USC Center for Health Journalism News Collaborative Bill Youngblood considers himself an expert on the struggle many people in their 50s and early 60s face: how to find affordable health insurance before they turn 65 and qualify for Medicare. Read More