Pallone Unveils Proposal for Medicare Long-Term Care Benefit

Edison, NJ– Today, at a roundtable discussion with aging and disability advocates at the JFK Adult Medical Day Program in Edison, New Jersey, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released a proposal to create a new Medicare long-term care benefit. The comprehensive discussion draft, the Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act, would establish a public benefit […]

The Good News for Medicare Beneficiaries

Three recent pieces of news out of Washington, D.C., may mean more certainty and better coverage for current and future beneficiaries of Medicare — the federal health program for people 65 and older. No. 1: House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he will leave Congress at the end of his current term.As elder advocates, we believe this […]

Long-Term Care Providers ‘Clobbered’ by Managed Medicare

While the skilled nursing industry worried about the rise of accountable care organizations (ACOs), managed Medicare plans slowly established a firm foothold that isn’t going anywhere soon. “The growth of ACOs and bundled payments has kind of leveled off,” Jill Kreuger, president and CEO of pharmacy and rehab solutions provider Symbria said at LeadingAge Illinois’s […]

Single-Payer or Bust

In the 1960s, a struggle took place over the fate of healthcare in Canada. On one side, there were the proponents of the single-payer program called Medicare, like the stubborn Scottish-born socialist Tommy Douglas. Medicare was modeled on a program passed in the province of Saskatchewan in 1961 under Douglas’s leadership, which provided universal coverage […]