Posts Tagged ‘medicaid’

More Seniors Without Medicaid Health Insurance Coverage In 2019

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More seniors, for the first time in the last ten years, are without Medicaid Health Insurance according to the U.S. Census Bureau.   The percentage of senior citizens without health insurance increased by 1 percent in 2018. Overall, the rate of uninsured Americans grew from 7.9 percent of the population in 2017 to 8.5 percent…

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Medicaid Prescription Drug Costs: Going Up Or Down?

Medicaid prescription drug costs are rising. The increased spending on prescription drugs has prompted many states to look for new ways to control such costs. Although overall drug spending increased more slowly in 2016, the high cost and ever more expensive specialty drugs is a problem.     A new issue brief from the Kaiser Family…

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Buffett, Bezos, Dimon: Can Three Rich Titans Reduce HealthCare Costs?

Buffett, Bezos, and Dimon; three mega rich titans of industry recently announced that they were banding together to reduce healthcare costs. Their  announcement sent tremors throughout the healthcare industry. Indeed, many predicted that major cost cutting and intense competition would ensue throughout all areas of healthcare.  A dissenting opinion could not be found, until this…

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Short Term Rehabilitation Facilities Provide Valuable Services

Short-term rehabilitation facilities provide therapy for individuals recovering from a surgery, illness or accident. Generally, rehab can last from several days to a few months. In short-term rehabilitation, patients receive physical, occupational, and speech therapy from compassionate and highly skilled therapists. Therapists are part of a team that includes experienced physicians, nurses, social workers, and…

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