Expert analysis of issues that impact Medicare
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
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
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
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
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
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.
April 17, 2015 – The 'doc fix': a Band Aid approach that should have been abandoned years… Read more
Disability and long-term care: What’s next?
January 7, 2013 – Howard Gleckman, one of the nation’s leading experts on family caregiving and long-term care and author of Caring for our Parents, talks… Read more
ACA’s CLASS Act pushed over the fiscal cliff
January 2, 2013 – CLASS was designed to complement private long-term care insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and public disability programs. For Medicare… Read more
What seniors should expect from ACOs
January 10, 2012 – Each of these ACOs must show they meet over 30 quality measures, and those measures are what hold promise for participating seniors: an… Read more