Medicare expenditures rose much faster than overall health-care spending in 2011, the government reports.
Raising the eligibility age from 65 to 67 may be off the table for now, but the idea will resurface as budget pressures grow.
Medicare’s open-enrollment period, when the 49 million Americans who use the program can make changes to their 2013 coverage, is about to come to a close – for most beneficiaries and their families, the deadline for alterations is midnight on Friday, Dec. 7.
When my husband’s mother lived in an excellent assisted living community, we found severe weather to be a challenge. Huge storms, no matter what the season, made it difficult to stay in touch. Gail Sheehy’s November 3, 2012 article about …
The Green House Project has been called the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) signature example of bringing game-changing ideas to scale. It started with an idea 12 years ago for a housing and skilled-nursing care environment that could provide a … Continue reading →
We’ve all had experiences trying to accomplish a task that is way too hard — and one reason it’s so difficult is because the environment is not designed to help a person function and work efficiently. Many of us have watched our aging…
It’s every patient’s worst nightmare: You undergo a complicated, expensive medical procedure, only to have your insurer deny your claim and refuse to pay, leaving you stuck with the bill. (Every patient’s second worst nightmare, by the way, is the one in which NBC decides not to cancel “Animal Practice.”)
Encore: Lifestyle changes and the aging process can threaten baby boomer waistlines.
Commentators weigh in on a claim by Mitt Romney
Big goofups are not a great thing when one is trying fix healthcare. Medicare Errs In Crackdown On Hospital Readmissions.
Encore: Coleman is 3rd geriatrician in 5 years to win $500,000 MacArthur award
Parkinson’s may be a bit more idiosyncratic than most diseases. But I don’t believe there’s any condition where “one size fits all.” Drugs and rehabilitative therapies can create as many individual, specific results as there are people who use them. For that reason, it’s vital we assume active roles in managing our own health care.