The public overwhelmingly supports Medicare’s plan to pay for end-of-life discussions between doctors and patients, despite GOP objections that such chats would lead to rationed care for the elderly and ill, a poll released Wednesday finds. Eight of 10 people surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation supported the government or insurers paying for planning discussions… Read More Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks
Recent news about several large corporations, including GE, IBM, and Time Warner — shifting retiree health benefits into new private health insurance exchanges has many wondering about the future of their own benefits. The companies say they just can’t afford to keep the status quo in the face of rising premiums and a projected wave… Read More Corporations Shifting Retirees to Health Exchanges – Is that bad?
A proposed “Medicare Essential” plan, that bundles all parts of Medicare services – hospital, clinician, prescription drug, and commonly purchased supplemental coverage – could save the system $180 billion over the next 10 years while improving care for recipients. According to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public… Read More Medicare Essential plan worth considering