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Is Medicare Advantage a Good Deal?

By Lori Gonzalez (2021) Abstract Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment has grown to include over 1/3 of Medicare beneficiaries since its authorization under the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act (MMA).  The stated goals of the MMA were to use private plan alternatives to traditional Medicare to increase choice, benefits, and reduce cost.  Nearly 2 decades later, it’s […]

The Ethics of Health Disparities

By Larry Polivka (2014) Introduction The ethical implications of health inequalities among racial, ethnic socio-economic groups and along gender and age lines have been gaining increasing attention over the last several years. Much of this attention has focused on the question of when do inequalities in health care and health status become inequities that must […]

A Focus on the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Originally published by the Journal of Aging and Social Policy in 2017 By Lori Gonzalez Abstract For over four decades, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) has been operated by nonprofit organizations. Research has demonstrated that nonprofit PACE provides quality, cost-effective community-based care to older adults who would otherwise require a nursing […]

Will For-Profits Keep Up the Pace in the United States? The Future of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Originally published by the International Journal of Health Services in 2020 By Lori Gonzalez Abstract The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) has provided, for more than 4 decades, high-quality, cost-effective medical and social care to older people in the United States under nonprofit ownership. Recent rulings by the Centers for Medicare & […]