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 →
Corporations Shifting Retirees to Health Exchanges – Is that bad?
Recent news about several large corporations, including GE, IBM, and Time Warner — shifting retiree health benefits into new private health insurance exchanges has many wondering about the future of their own benefits. The companies say they just can’t afford to keep the status quo in the face of rising premiums and a projected wave […]
Medicare Essential plan worth considering
A proposed “Medicare Essential” plan, that bundles all parts of Medicare services – hospital, clinician, prescription drug, and commonly purchased supplemental coverage – could save the system $180 billion over the next 10 years while improving care for recipients. According to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public […]
Obama to Congress: Quality, not Quantity of Care
The President laid out the agenda for his second administration in last night’s State of the Union address. Tucked among the many issues he spoke about included a short push for continued evolution of health care. While his comments on this were brief, they were promising for the future of senior’s health. our medical bills […]
Obama 2.0 – What’s next for healthcare?
It’s always exhilarating watching a Presidential inauguration. The pomp and pageantry celebrates more than 200 years of orderly transition of government. Under the mantle of our 44th President, the next four years hold some exciting changes for health care. Here’s … Continue reading →