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 […]

Parenting Our Parents

Many of us are at that point where just as our kids need us less, our parents need us more. We have moved away from the old “nuclear family” concept, when generations often lived together or near by. Now, juggling a job, home, kids, and parents becomes a tremendous exercise in stress.  MetLife estimates that […]

Health Disparities Still a Huge Problem

health disparities are still an all too real problem in the U.S.

A CLASS Act

Ted Kennedy’s legacy to healthcare reform was the CLASS Act – long term care coverage for any working adult.