Medicare Insurance Plans
Efforts To Find Budget-Cutting Common Ground Continue To Be Marked By Differences
Thursday, 25 April 2013 08:48
The Associated Press reports that, across party lines, positions on new revenue as well as changes to Medicare and other entitlement programs are clouding the outlook for success. Meanwhile, The Medicare NewsGroup examines how certain Medicare proposals are playing.
The Associated Press/Washington Post: For GOP And Democrats, Deficit Reduction Is...
Viewpoints: GOP Rebranding Effort Spurs Revolt; Will Health Law Help Or Hurt Democrats In Next Campaign?
Thursday, 25 April 2013 08:42
The Washington Post: Fight Club On The Hill
Republican leaders had scheduled a vote in the chamber for Wednesday on a plan to help people with preexisting health problems get insurance — part of a broader scheme by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) to make Republicans appear to care about the little guy. But the conservatives lunching in...
House Measure Introduced To 'Eliminate Consumer Confusion' About Who Is, And Is Not, A Doctor
Thursday, 25 April 2013 08:39
The measure would make it illegal for a health care professionals to make false or deceptive advertising claims. In addition, two Senate committees are focusing on various aspects of either fruad within the health care markeplace, or misleading sales tactics, as a means to find savings in Medicare and Medicaid.
Medscape: New Bill Would...
Longer Looks: Paying The Oncologist; Plenty of Diagnostic Errors, A Patient Revolution
Thursday, 25 April 2013 08:36
Every week reporter Ankita Rao selects interesting reading from around the Web.
National Journal: No, Oncologists Are Not Going Broke
When the automatic spending cuts kicked in for Medicare this month, every doctor saw a 2 percent reduction in reimbursement from the government insurance program. But cancer doctors have made the most noise. …...
Navigator Headlines: April 25, 2013
Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:25
Today's headlines include health policy headlines from Capitol Hill and from the insurance markeplace.
Kaiser Health News: Maryland Offers Glimpse At Obamacare Insurance Math
Kaiser Health News staff writer Jay Hancock reports: "In the latest preview of prices for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Maryland's dominant insurer says...
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