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Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 5:00am
Covid-19 has driven down Americans’ demand for senior care facilities. Building support for more elders to remain at home requires systemic changes.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

House Votes to Avert Deep Medicare Cuts to Pay for $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 7:39pm
The measure is likely to become the subject of negotiations later in the year over government spending and debt.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Bringing Rigorous Testing to Health Care Policy

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 10:00am
Randomized, evidence-based trials, long required for new drugs, are now underway for government policy initiatives.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Manufacturing Isn’t Coming Back. Let’s Improve These Jobs Instead.

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 5:00am
Health care workers are crucial to our society, yet we reward them with low wages and dangerous conditions.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

California Sues Nursing Home Chain, Saying It Manipulated Ratings System

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 2:55pm
The lawsuit, filed by the state attorney general and other prosecutors, accuses Brookdale Senior Living of gaming Medicare’s ubiquitous star-rating system.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

California Sues Nursing Home Chain, Accusing It of Manipulating Ratings System

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 12:42pm
The lawsuit, filed by the state attorney general and other prosecutors, says Brookdale Senior Living gamed Medicare’s ubiquitous star-rating system.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Maggots, Rape and Yet Five Stars: How U.S. Ratings of Nursing Homes Mislead the Public

Sat, 03/13/2021 - 5:00am
Nursing homes have manipulated the influential star system in ways that have masked deep problems — and left them unprepared for Covid-19.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Need Health Insurance? A Guide to New Options Under the Stimulus.

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 5:00am
There is more financial assistance for more people seeking coverage. And many people who are already covered can get discounts, too, if they sign up.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Covid-19 Relief Bill Fulfills Biden’s Promise to Expand Obamacare, for Two Years

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 8:30pm
With its expanded subsidies for health plans under the Affordable Care Act, the coronavirus relief bill makes insurance more affordable, and puts health care on the ballot in 2022.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Pandemic Relief Bill Fulfills Biden Promise to Expand Obamacare, for Two Years

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 7:31pm
With its expanded subsidies for health plans under the Affordable Care Act, the coronavirus relief bill makes plans more affordable, and puts health care on the ballot in 2022.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

Private Insurance Wins in Democrats’ First Try at Expanding Health Coverage

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 5:06am
‘Medicare for all’ and the public option were hot topics during primary season, but the politics of passing those “gets tricky really fast.”
Categories: Elder, Medicare

At Last, Democrats Get Chance to Engineer Obamacare 2.0

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 9:21am
The Biden administration is trying to make the health care law more generous and closer to its original design, but may disappoint progressive allies hoping for more.
Categories: Elder, Medicare

For Prosecutors, Trump’s Clemency Decisions Were a ‘Kick in the Teeth’

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 8:04pm
Commutations in high-profile Medicare fraud cases have elicited anger among those who spent years pursuing complex prosecutions.
Categories: Elder, Medicare