Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, noted significant savings for Medicare Part D and for Medicare Advantage, as well as for Medicaid, through free market measures. Here are three key examples.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, hospitals throughout New Hampshire have had to adjust operations and procedures in order to prioritize patients stricken with the coronavirus and maintain the health and safety of front line workers.
More than 5 million people lost their health insurance coverage over the past several months because of COVID-19 restrictions as costs for lifesaving medications and treatments for cancer also skyrocketed.
Your U.S. coronary artery bypass graft operation will cost $123,000 on average. Now look at Surgery Center of Oklahoma, which pioneered the bundled price. You can get your CABG done there by experts for $12,000.
Vermont is learning that starting and stopping the economy is anything but easy. The most glaring issue is that when the economy does come back, many organizations — most specifically smaller health care providers — will have gone extinct.
If you could cut the COVID-19 death rate in half, would you do it? Policymakers could do that by greatly increasing testing of both residents and staff at nursing homes and other extended care facilities, the hottest of hot spots for coronavirus deaths.
Sen. Bernie Sanders makes a valid point: The pandemic does illustrate the shortcomings of our system of health coverage. But his single-payer health care plan would take the system in the exact opposite direction.
Total deaths are nearly 50% higher in states slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data came as reports show people with treatable health conditions are forgoing hospital visits.
The libertarian-leaning public interest law firm says 36 states have CON laws, and 22 states have rolled back their CON laws in some way to help combat the virus’ spread.
In a 51 minute interview with 23 ABC News, Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Martin Massihi, of Accelerated Health Care in Bakersfield, California, talked about the impact of the coronavirus on Kern County, arguing that the ongoing stay-at-home orders are not based on data or science.
In the 20th episode of “Travels With Charlie — Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo talks about the high cost of health care with Green Mountain Care Board member Tom Pelham and Northwestern Medical Center CFO Robyn Alvis.
Health Department guidelines for filling out death certificates in Vermont instruct doctors to cite COVID-19 as the cause of death even if patients didn’t test positive for the virus. Patients who died with other serious underlying health conditions also are to be classified as having died of the coronavirus.