Tag Archives: Medicare

Viewpoints: Stop Talking About Expanding Medicare. Fix Its Financial Flaws Instead; Why Do We Need Anymore Lessons On The Societal Risks Of Genome Editing?

Editorial writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: Modest Cuts Could Save Medicare From Disaster Instead of debating how to expand Medicare coverage, politicians should focus on fixing the fatal financial flaws in the existing program that threaten to bankrupt the nation. Medicare spent 3.6% of gross domestic product… Read More »

Safety net hospitals fall behind in Medicare joint replacement model

Dive Brief: Safety net hospitals participating in Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model were less likely to receive rewards than other facilities in the program, according to a study published Monday in JAMA. Researchers determined the safety net hospitals were also more likely to be penalized in the program’s second year… Read More »

Insurers’ message on ‘Medicare for All’: We’re part of the answer

Health insurers are grappling with how to craft their message to investors and the public about universal coverage as a growing field of Democratic presidential contenders backs moving the U.S. healthcare system toward expanded coverage. Some of the nation’s largest commercial payers weighed in on the proposals, many of which are branded as “Medicare for… Read More »