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During the COVID-19 crisis, Medicare is temporarily covering ambulance transportation to a number of additional destinations besides emergency rooms.

Medicare Heads Up: April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020 – In this week's edition: Court ruling will let Medicare patients appeal for denied skilled nursing facility care; CMS expands Medicare… Read more

The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act – signed into law this month – expands Medicare telehealth coverage during the emergency period for coronavirus declared on January 31.

Medicare Heads Up: March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 – In this edition: Medicare Advantage plans must loosen coverage rules in response to coronavirus crisis; insurers respond to pressure by… Read more

Why ‘Medicare for all’ sounds so good to so many

September 19, 2019 – Why do three quarters of Americans feel that everyone should have access to Medicare, however they understand the program as it currently… Read more

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