April 2015

Monthly Archives

  • Better-quality-senior-care-bp

    Better quality senior care possible through Medicare reform

    An important component of providing the elderly with accessible health care is Medicare. The availability and quality of this care is affected by a number of factors. The reality of the relationship between Medicare and its providers suggests that at times, efforts made can be counterproductive. Similar to any insurance company, Medicare reimburses clinics and …more

  • publicopinion_blogpost

    So what’s the public opinion on improving Medicare?

    Are the needs of the seniors being met adequately by Medicare or is there something which can be improved? A number of policymakers, elected officials and thought leaders have given their perspective on how the program can be changed. Limited efforts however have been placed at understanding how the public would change the design of …more

  • medicarelaw_fbpost

    The Medicaid and Medicare law is now half a century old

    Why should focus be placed on the law of Medicaid and Medicare? From a policy perspective, these two programs have always been analyzed but one of the significant changes which were brought about after the 1965 legislation was the bringing of 2 major federal statutes and along with them 3 additional branches of government within …more

  • wait_blogpost

    Wait time for Medicare appeals halved

    Through Medicare, millions of seniors gain access to health care options which are affordable. However, similar to systems which are government funded, there can be problems along the way. When the coverage for a claim is in dispute, the beneficiaries of the service may be required to file an appeal and request for an appointment …more

  • openletter_blogposts

    Open letter against forcing Medicare rebates being provided to beneficiaries

    Almost 400 organizations, including a coalition with members from the pharmaceutical industry and insurers, have written an open letter to the US House of Representatives warning them against forcing drug makers to provide Medicare rebates to beneficiaries from lower income groups. The coalition, which is led by the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, arrived before …more

  • 2015-blogpost (1)

    What are the Top Health Care Trends of 2015?

    With the new Congress, health care has once again become an issue of debate. Due to this a number of policy debates which will take place in 2015 are likely to be quite symbolic and will result more in simple tweaks to the law. The health care policy however isn’t just a matter which the …more