Maybe You Don’t Need Long-Term Care Insurance After All By Ben Steverman Bloomberg, November 12, 2014 The biggest threat to a retiree’s nest egg isn’t a stock market crash. It’s a long illness requiring round-the-clock care. The statistics behind that scenario — $81,000 a year for a nursing home, $184,000 for 24-hour home care — […]
Early Impacts of the Medicaid Expansion for the Homeless Population By Barbara DiPietro, Samantha Artiga and Alexandra Gates Kaiser Family Foundation, November 13, 2014 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion offers a significant opportunity to increase coverage and improve access to care for individuals experiencing homelessness, who historically have had high uninsured rates and […]
International Survey Of Older Adults Finds Shortcomings In Access, Coordination, And Patient-Centered Care By Robin Osborn, Donald Moulds, David Squires, Michelle M. Doty and Chloe Anderson Health Affairs, November 2014 (online) Abstract Industrialized nations face the common challenge of caring for aging populations, with rising rates of chronic disease and disability. Our 2014 computer-assisted telephone […]
Avalere Analysis: Medicare Beneficiaries Will Pay Higher Out-Of-Pocket Costs As PDPs Increase Use Of Coinsurance In 2015 By Caroline F. Pearson, Vice President Avalere, November 13, 2014 First Time in History of Part D, All PDPs Will Incorporate a Specialty Tier A new analysis from Avalere Health finds that Medicare Part D prescription drug plans […]
Dig deep: Impacts and implications of rising out-of-pocket health care costs Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, November 17, 2014 Executive summary Even though more consumers are gaining health insurance coverage, they are by no means insulated from the burden of health care costs. Consumers are paying more of their health plan premium and experiencing higher […]
Health Law Turns Obama and Insurers Into Allies By Robert Pear The New York Times, November 17, 2014 With the health insurance marketplace now open for a second year, President Obama will be depending more than ever on the insurance companies that five years ago he accused of padding profits and canceling coverage for the […]
Too High a Price: Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs in the United States By Sara R. Collins, Petra W. Rasmussen, Michelle M. Doty, and Sophie Beutel The Commonwealth Fund, November 2014 Abstract Whether they have health insurance through an employer or buy it on their own, Americans are paying more out-of-pocket for health care now than […]
Who is Jonathan Gruber? By Jose A. DelReal The Washington Post, November 11, 2014 Jonathan Gruber is probably having a hell of a day. The MIT economics professor, best known until now for his key role advising the Obama administration on the Affordable Care Act, has come under attack after year-old video of a University […]
New policy calls for adequate networks for patient access, choice AMA Wire, November 10, 2014 The new AMA policy, which is part of a new report by the AMA Council on Medical Service, calls for health insurers to make changes to their provider networks before the open enrollment period gets underway each year. Implementing changes […]
An Economic Framework For Preventive Care Advice By Mark V. Pauly, Frank A. Sloan and Sean D. Sullivan Health Affairs, November 2014 Abstract Under the Affordable Care Act, preventive care measures, including vaccinations and screenings, recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the US Preventive Services Task Force must be covered in full […]
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