Medicare Review

By Del Meyer on 04/10/2018 1:50 AM

Massachusetts was a leader in expanding Medicaid enrollment under ObamaCare Now Massachusetts is complaining it can’t afford the cost. Massachusetts was a leader in expanding Medicaid enrollment under ObamaCare, and now nearly one-third of its residents are on the program meant to provide health coverage to low-income Americans.  Now Massachusetts is complaining it can’t afford […]

By Del Meyer on 03/09/2018 2:27 PM

The GOP’s Coming Obamacare Capitulation If conservatives don’t coalesce behind a new repeal plan soon, they will find themselves bystanders as their Republican colleagues link arms with Democrats. Congressional Republicans were elected to repeal Obamacare. They may run this year as the politicians who saved it. Since late last year, GOP leaders have been planning […]

By Del Meyer on 02/09/2018 1:59 PM

Reimbursement And Red Tape: “This is why I don’t accept Medicare patients” When you manage your own practice or lead a large physician group of any kind, there are a plethora of daily decisions that need to be made. Beyond patient care standards and treatment protocols, business decisions are paramount. Which makes this one pretty […]

By Del Meyer on 01/09/2018 1:33 PM

American physicians have already been declaring independence from Medicare, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), but the imposition of new payment methods may lead to a rush to imitate the British in exiting the regime of a remote, unelected, unaccountable bureaucracy. MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) replaced […]

By Del Meyer on 12/09/2017 1:10 PM

Medicare Rules Imperil Patient Care; Physicians Offer Solutions In comments submitted to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Monday, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) asked for significant changes to regulations that imperil the medical care of 57 million seniors and millions more with ostensibly private insurance. 

By Del Meyer on 11/09/2017 12:44 PM

Cornell-Melbourne Research: Retiring Early Just Might Kill You We already know you’re better off financially the later you begin claiming Social Security. Now it seems there’s another reason to hold off on collecting those checks: If you retire early you’re more likely to die early as well. 

By Del Meyer on 10/25/2017 5:47 AM

“Lutheran socialism” finds secular expression in the welfare states of Scandinavia and Germany. The attempt to arrive at a balanced and objective understanding of the relationship between the German Protestant church, which is predominantly Lutheran, and the rise of National Socialism is an almost impossible task today. For what we now hear about the Protestant […]

By Del Meyer on 10/25/2017 3:53 AM

Far-Reaching Medicare Part B Changes Violate Separation of Powers — And With CBO’s Blessing By Grace-Marie Turner | Forbes | September 21, 2016 | Medicare, | Prescription Drugs Members of Congress expressed outrage at the Congressional Budget Office during a recent House hearing for assuming that sweeping, untested changes to Medicare will save $34 billion […]

By Del Meyer on 09/09/2017 12:16 PM

Well That Settles It! Insurance and Drug Lobbyists Say Medicare for All “Cannot Work” Zaid Jilani, Lee Fang September 15, 2017 The for-profit health care industry and its political surrogates were quick to criticize the sweeping universal Medicare legislation unveiled this week by Sen. Bernie Sanders and more than a dozen Senate Democrats. “Whether it’s called single-payer […]

By Del Meyer on 08/10/2017 11:35 AM

How To Take Medicare From Mess To Modern By Greg Scandlen The sad irony is that the law creating health savings accounts extended them to everyone in America, except those on Medicare. Social Security and Medicare are the two great pillars of America’s commitment to seniors’ well-being. Although both are troubled and have promised more […]