Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email. Medicare is on the minds of many baby boomers. It has been on my mind for a while, even before the current political wrangling about its fate.
December 3, by Bob Vineyard Medicare is fine, there is no crisis, is to be in denial. The first step for alcoholics is to admit they have a problem. Maybe it is time for Congress, and the nation as a whole, to do likewise.
The deficiency with this plan is that it amounts to double-counting, using urgently needed Medicare economies to finance the new law.
Code for paying medical providers less and shifting more of the cost of care to Medicare beneficiaries. If corporations were mismanaged in the same fashion there would be a Congressional investigation.
Congress is doing a poor job of policing themselves. The current effort to trim Medicare costs, through initiatives like limiting payment increases to health care providers, amounts to picking the low-hanging fruit.
What comes next will surely be more painful and contentious. Moreover, this problem is largely hidden from public view. At a time of trillion-dollar deficits, new initiatives must be paid for in reality, not just the world of Washington arithmetic.
The effort to curb Medicare costs must continue and accelerate — but all sides need to be more honest by counting these savings just once, not twice.The role of the federal government in health care was radically altered on July 30, , when President Johnson signed the Health Insurance for the Aged bill into law.
In the half century since, Medicare and Medicaid have steadily expanded, adding new beneficiaries, new benefits, and new oversight responsibilities. The opioid crisis was caused in large part by new regulations enacted by government bodies at the behest of special-interest groups.
Apr 05, · The Medicare Crisis April 5, am April 5, am Matt Yglesias has a very good point: the supposed transition strategy under the Ryan plan, in which everyone currently over 55 gets Medicare as we know it, while everyone younger than that gets vouchers that won’t be enough to buy adequate insurance, sets up an unstable political dynamic.
“A comprehensive crisis demands a comprehensive solution, and that’s exactly what this landmark legislation is," said McConnell.
McConnell's name is on two bills. Your Medicare Supplemental Insurance Information - timberdesignmag.com% No Hassle · Customize Your Plans · Customized Plans to FitInsurance coverage: Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, Plan D, Plan F, Plan G, Plan K, Plan L. Medicare’s Midlife Crisis is intended primarily for those not acquainted with how Medicare actually works and how it originated.
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