Tag Archives: Medicare

Stop fearmongering about ‘Medicare for All.’ Most families would pay less for better care. – USA TODAY

opinion Donald M. Berwick Opinion contributor Published 3:15 AM EDT Oct 22, 2019 With costs rising painfully, insurance companies denying care and nearly 30 million people still uninsured, America desperately needs an honest health policy discussion. That’s why it has been so disappointing over the past several weeks to watch multiple candidates parrot right-wing attacks on “Medicare… Read More »

ACOs taking on risk performed better in Medicare program last year

Dive Brief: Accountable Care Organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) generated nearly $ 740 million in savings last year, according to data recently released by CMS. ACOs that took on downside risk performed better, reducing spending by an average of $ 96 per beneficiary compared to $ 68 for those that did not… Read More »

Bernie Sanders snaps at Kamala Harris over ‘Medicare for All’ flip-flop

Bernie Sanders subtweeted Kamala Harris after the California senator and fellow Democratic White House hopeful told donors she wasn’t “comfortable” with her Vermont colleague’s “Medicare for All” proposal. “I don’t go to the Hamptons to raise money from billionaires. If I ever visited there, I would tell them the same thing I have said for… 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 »