August 23, 2018
Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance companies share some responsibility for the rise of opioid abuse, a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reports.
August 16, 2018
In this comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Matthew Glans and Charlie Katebi write in support of re-authorizing Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement waiver.
August 9, 2018
In this comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Matthew Glans writes in support of a proposed rule that would end the ability of states to skim Medicaid dollars from
December 6, 2018
Enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, government-funded private health plans millions of seniors have chosen as an alternative to the original Medicare, is projected to increase again in 2018, lowering out-of-pocket costs to beneficiaries.
March 12, 2018
The other day a reporter asked me to explain why the government cannot negotiate the price of Medicare drugs lower than private drug plans run by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
September 18, 2018
As the 2018 midterm elections approach, growing numbers of progressive candidates have endorsed a single-payer health insurance program that will supposedly cover all Americans and deliver better medical care than our current health care system.
October 10, 2018
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I–VT) plan for a national, single-payer health insurance system, known as “Medicare for All,” would cost $32.6 trillion over its first 10 years, according to a new study by George Mason University’s Mercatus Center.
October 19, 2018
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court dismissed an appeal by Gov. Paul LePage for a stay in the state’s voter- approved Medicaid expansion, which LePage had refused to sign because the state has not established a way to pay for the expansion.
August 29, 2018
After a federal judge blocked Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement, President Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers released a study that concluded many people who receive Medicaid benefits can work but choose not to.
August 7, 2018
Single-payer supporters are right to want a better health-care system for the United States. However, they should realize that forcing everyone to enroll in Medicare would only make health care even more expensive and unaffordable.