June 8, 2024

SCOTUS Sides With Native American Tribes in Healthcare Funding Dispute With Feds [MedPage Today]

SCOTUS Sides With Native American Tribes in Healthcare Funding Dispute With Feds by Associated Press June 7, 2024   The Supreme Court sided with Native American tribes Thursday in a dispute with the federal government over the cost of healthcare when tribes run programs in their own communities.   The 5-4 decision means the government […]

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How Corporate Health Insurers Harm America’s Seniors [PNHP]

How Corporate Health Insurers Harm America’s Seniors Physicians for a National Health Program May 23, 2024   Executive Summary   Medicare Advantage (MA), the privately-administered version of Traditional Medicare (TM), is causing significant harm to America’s patients, providers, and health care system. The insurers who run MA plans claim that they lead to better patient

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What’s Driving Healthcare Consolidation? The Answer May Surprise You [MedPage Today]

What’s Driving Healthcare Consolidation? The Answer May Surprise You by Joyce Frieden, Washington Editor, MedPage Today May 21, 2024   WASHINGTON — What is driving consolidation in healthcare? The answer is: consolidation, Erin Fuse Brown, JD, MPH, said Tuesday.   “If all of the other competitors in the market are getting bigger, then in order

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Urge Congress to keep the minimum staffing standard for nursing homes! [National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care]

Urge Congress to keep the minimum staffing standard for nursing homes! May 31, 2024   Nursing home residents need your help! In the coming days, Congress will be considering legislation and a joint resolution that would prevent the implementation of the recently issued minimum staffing standard in nursing homes. This extreme legislation would not only

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California deficit could halt raises for disability workers. They say Newsom ‘breaking a promise’ [The Sacramento Bee]

California deficit could halt raises for disability workers. They say Newsom ‘breaking a promise’ By Vanessa G. Sanchez, KFF Health News May 02, 2024   Families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities say Gov. Gavin Newsom is reneging on a scheduled raise for the workers who care for their loved ones, and advocates warn

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March 2024 Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy [MEDPAC]

March 2024 Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy Mar 15, 2024   Executive Summary   By law, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission reports to the Congress each March on the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payment systems, the Medicare Advantage (MA) program, and the Medicare prescription drug program (Medicare Part D).   In this year’s report,

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