Tag Archives: Medicare

Amid Medicare For All Talk, Insurance Industry Poll Says 66% Support 'Existing' System

Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, reacts while speaking during an event to launch presidential campaign in Oakland, California, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.  Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg© 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP A new health insurance industry-backed poll shows two in three Americans “support the existing health care system” over a government-run healthcare… Read More »

Medicare, Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $76.8 billion in 2017, American Hospital Association says

According to new data released by the American Hospital Association, Medicare and Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $ 76.8 billion in 2017. Medicare underpayments totaled $ 53.9 billion and Medicaid underpayments $ 22.9 billion for 2017. Meanwhile, in 2017, hospitals provided $ 38.4 billion in uncompensated care, the AHA said. THE IMPACT This means hospitals… Read More »

Viewpoints: Even With Gene-Edited Babies, There’s Always A Tradeoff; Democrats Need To Weigh Pros, Cons Of Medicare For All

Editorial pages focus on these and other health care issues. Bloomberg: Genetic Engineering Can Make Humans Different, But Not Better  For such flawed creatures, human beings are surprisingly hard to improve, at least through our genes. That’s one reason there’s so much outcry over the recent claim that researchers in China altered the genes of… Read More »