Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks

via Kaiser Health News The public overwhelmingly supports Medicare’s plan to pay for end-of-life discussions between doctors and patients, despite GOP objections that such chats would lead to rationed care for the elderly and ill, a poll released Wednesday finds. Eight of 10 people surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation supported the government or insurers … Continue reading Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks

Long Term Care Commission Report Falls Short

This blog post first appeared on HealthCetera, from the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, where I’m a Senior Fellow. The Federal Long Term Care Commission issued its final report last week –adopting 28 recommendations addressing home and community based care, increased support for family caregivers, better workforce training and compensation, and a push away […]