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What convinced me to disenroll my mother from Medicare Advantage and why her story should matter to thousands of private enrollees

Why Mom went back to traditional Medicare photo

Why Mom went back to traditional Medicare

November 19, 2015 – The odds are pretty high, though, that Mom would not still be counted among the living had she not switched from an MA plan to traditional… Read more

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Is Medicare on the brink of insolvency?

November 4, 2015 – Sen. Marco Rubio has warned that Medicare will bankrupt itself unless his tax and “entitlement” reform proposals are implemented. If… Read more

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Presidential aspirations for Medicare’s future

October 16, 2015 – If you've watched all of the presidential debates so far – both Democratic and Republican – and you were waiting for the candidates to… Read more

Health Wonk Review for September 9, 2015 photo

Health Wonk Review for September 9, 2015

September 10, 2015 – I dubbed this week's edition of Health Wonk Review "The Selfie Edition" after I was inspired by David Harlow's thought-provoking post:… Read more

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Why LBJ’s fight for Medicare sounds familiar

September 9, 2015 – If there are some similarities between the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and the passage of Medicare in 1965, it should be… Read more

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Paying through the nose for prescription drugs

August 8, 2015 – Americans pay far more for their prescription medications than citizens of any other country. In fact, we pay almost 40 percent more than… Read more

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Priceless safety net reaches Golden Anniversary

July 23, 2015 – If you're just a few decades old, you might be surprised to learn that Medicare, the publicly financed health insurance program for… Read more

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Making the move from Obamacare to Medicare

July 9, 2015 – People have been transitioning from individual coverage to Medicare for decades, but the process is a little different now that Obamacare… Read more

Health Wonk Review for May 7, 2015 photo

Health Wonk Review for May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015 – Why the Grumpy Cat Edition? As I read through this week’s Health Wonk Review submissions, it just seemed obvious that most of our writers… Read more

Ding. Dong. The ‘doc fix’ is dead. photo

Ding. Dong. The ‘doc fix’ is dead.

April 17, 2015 – The 'doc fix': a Band Aid approach that should have been abandoned years… Read more