The wrong and right ways to reform Medicare
- Rethinking Medicare reform. Marmor, Theodore; Oberlander, Jonathan // Health Affairs;Jan/Feb1998, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p52
Presents information on Medicare reform, focusing on the debate surrounding the financial problems which the program is faces, due to changes made to the program in the balanced budget. Details on views for and against the reform by lawmakers; Contention that Medicare can control expenditures;...
- Medicare coalitions staking ground. // Ophthalmology Times;8/21/95, Vol. 20 Issue 32, p3
Reports on the formation of coalitions supporting Congress' funding proposals for Medicare. Coalition to Save Medicare; Coalition for Change; Seniors Coalition.
- Study bolsters Medicare HMOs. // Ophthalmology Times;10/9/95, Vol. 20 Issue 39, p7
Reports that the Medicare could save almost $17 billion if Medicare Risk health maintenance organizations were to increase from 6 percent to 20 percent.
- Budget jump-start. Weissenstein, Eric // Modern Healthcare;04/14/97, Vol. 27 Issue 15, p8
Reports that the administration of United States President Bill Clinton offered to add $18 billion in Medicare spending reductions to the $82 billion in proposed cuts included in the 1998 fiscal budget, in an effort to get budget negotiations going. Source of the proposed $18 billion spending...
- Medicare reform merits praise. // Business Insurance;09/15/97, Vol. 31 Issue 37, p8
Opinion. Praises an overhaul of the Medicare system in the United States. Basis of the overhaul; Stipulations of a budget law pertaining to Medicare; Persons likely to benefit from the revision of Medicare; Estimated amount of retirees who have abandoned Medicare; Implications of impending...
- MEDICARE'S BAD PROGNOSIS. SPIERS, JOE; URRESTA, LIXANDRA // Fortune;5/27/1996, Vol. 133 Issue 10, p57
Foresees a bleak future for Medicare in the United States. Out of control spending; Imminent bankruptcy of the trust fund dedicated to paying hospital bills; Dramatic increase in nonhospital outlays since 1990; Proposed budget cuts, which would not eliminate the need for higher taxes to finance...
- Washington sharpens scissors in another bid to cut Medicare... Goodrich, Lawrence J. // Christian Science Monitor;2/11/97, Vol. 89 Issue 53, p3
Focuses on what should be done about the financial crisis that Medicare is going to experience by the year 2001. Short term and long term problems; Complications associated with the task of fixing Medicare; President Bill Clinton's proposals for Medicare.
- Medicare cuts are a tough pill for home care firms to digest. Barkholz, David // Crain's Detroit Business;04/27/98, Vol. 14 Issue 17, p17
Highlights the recent drop in Medicare reimbursement since January 1, 1998 while looking at the effect it has had on home care companies. Details on the jobs cuts made by Personal Home Care Services Incorporated, Baltimore; Indication that 65 percent of Personal Home Care's business is...
- By the numbers. Pallarito, Karen // Modern Healthcare;08/18/97, Vol. 27 Issue 33, p36
Focuses on the Medicare cost report. Detailed information on the purpose of the report; Discussion on Medicare cost reimbursement; Information on persons using the cost report. INSET: Top medicare cost report issues contested by providers last....