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Martin O'Malley has an idea that saves American businesses and households billions, improves health, and doesn't cost taxpayers a dime – and despite our current hyper-partisan politics, it actually could stand a chance of passing.

O’Malley is out; his Medicare plan shouldn’t be

May 26, 2016 – Martin O'Malley has an idea that saves American businesses and households billions, improves health, and doesn't cost taxpayers a dime –… Read more

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

Health Wonk Review Grumpy Cat Edition

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

It’s a mad, mad Medicare system: Part 5

August 30, 2011 – Our Medicare reporter explores the benefits - including zero premiums and free gym memberships - that have lured almost 12 million seniors… Read more

Your Medigap offers will multiply as you approach 65.

It’s a mad, mad Medicare system: Part 4

July 28, 2011 – The 4th installment from Glenn Tornell's series - It's a Mad, Mad Medicare System - looks at Medigap, its 10 alphabetized plans and paper… Read more

GOP privatizes Medicare. You get the bill.

Dirty little secret: Medicare is already privatized

May 9, 2011 – It’s a dirty little secret that’s right out in the open: The GOP has already privatized Medicare for more than one out of four… Read more

Old age ain't for sissies! Medicare.

It’s a mad, mad, Medicare system: Part 2

April 26, 2011 – Despite my delight in trashing most federal programs (unless they benefit me, of course), the bottom line, in my opinion: Medicare is… Read more

Obamacare fixes RX donut hole

Health reform squeezes donut hole

November 11, 2010 – Many seniors will get a nice surprise in 2011 – the donut hole in prescription drug coverage left in place during a previous round of… Read more