Tag Archives: Medicare

After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »

Senators introduce bill to expand use of telehealth in Medicare

Six U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced legislation aimed at tearing down the barriers to the use of telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) introduced the bipartisan Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT)… Read More »

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 »

Health2047 spins out tech-enabled Medicare Advantage plan for underserved

Health2047 is launching Zing Health, a tech-enabled Medicare Advantage plan for those who are underserved by existing insurance plans. Zing Health’s goal is to address the social determinants of health by delivering a wide array of services with little-to-no cost for members, an over-the-counter formulary and by offering patients access to care at novel sites… Read More »