Medicare

Medicare Bankruptcy in (10 years); Obama Plans to Cut Medicare Advantage Program

Medicare Bankruptcy in (10 years); Obama Plans to Cut Medicare Advantage Program
The report recently made headlines as it estimated that Medicare would be bankrupt by the year 2024, but could be out of money as early as 2017—just five years from now—if expenses run high.

 

Tim Geithner - Release of the Social Security & Medicare Trustees Reports

Tim Geithner - Release of the Social Security & Medicare Trustees Reports

Every year, the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees issue reports to Congress on the strength of these two indispensable programs, and earlier today, the trustees held a meeting to complete this year’s financial review and to transmit the final reports.

Citizens Must Accept Medicare, Federal Court Rules

Citizens Must Accept Medicare, Federal Court Rules

Kavanaugh, Circuit Judge: "This is not your typical lawsuit against the Government. Plaintiffs here have sued because they don’t want government benefits. They seek to disclaim their legal entitlement to Medicare Part A benefits for hospitalization costs. Plaintiffs want to disclaim their legal entitlement to Medicare Part A benefits because their private insurers limit coverage for patients who are entitled to Medicare Part A benefits. And plaintiffs would prefer to receive coverage from their private insurers rather than from the Government."

Congressional Bill Will Impact Payments to Doctors

Congressional Bill Will Impact Payments to Doctors

St. Paul, Minn.The House of Representatives last night struck down an amended payroll tax cut bill passed by the Senate that would have delayed by two months drastic cuts in Medicare payments to physicians.

 

You CAN'T Keep Your Insurance - Obama's Radical Restructuring

You CAN'T Keep Your Insurance - Obama's Radical Restructuring

"A Radical Restructuring of Health Insurance" is a paper to be read by all Americans. The Galen Institute has provided an extraordinary list of examples of insurance companies dropping people from insurance due to Obamacare. The numbers are staggering. For instance, Blue Cross in New York is dropping 20,000 businesses. Cigna is ending coverage for small businesses in 16 states. 

 

Nurses Fired, Administrators Hired to Handle Paperwork Overload of Obamacare

Nurses Fired, Administrators Hired to Handle Paperwork Overload of Obamacare

St. Paul, Minn.Hospitals and health care organizations around the country are in job-creation mode. But it’s not what you think. Unfortunately, they’re in firing mode, too.

 

Obama's Berwick Appointment Shows Lack of Transparency

In response to today's recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Twila Brase, RN, PHN, president of Citizens' Council on Health Care, provides the following statement

MEDICARE: Need An Escape Plan, Not a Rescue Plan

The question is asked: "Should means-testing be one of the tough choices for the impending crisis in Medicare?" It depends. Any solution for the Medicare crisis must be based on American principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility.

Key Milestones in CMS Programs

Medicare and Medicaid were enacted as Title XVIII and Title XIX of the Social Security Act, extending health coverage to almost all Americans aged 65 or older (e.g., those receiving retirement benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board), and providing health care services to low-income children deprived of parental support, their caretaker relatives, the elderly, the blind, and individuals with disabilities.

17 Medicare Facts *

17 Medicare Facts *

Americans have certain longstanding beliefs about the Medicare system, however, this document provides 17 facts about Medicare that may make citizens reconsider their current beliefs...and reconsider  the continued imposition of Medicare on Americans.