Pandemic Forced Insurers To Pay For In-Home Treatments. Will They Disappear?
by Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News on June 23, 2020 at 9:00 am
With stay-at-home orders in place, hospitals experimented with delivering many treatments to patients where they lived. They were a success. As society reopens, the return of old payment practices may prevent the adoption of this new, efficient model of care.
Si perdiste tu seguro de salud por la crisis de COVID-19, tienes opciones
by Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News on June 12, 2020 at 11:42 am
Algunos pueden adquirir un seguro de salud bajo ACA apelando a un período especial de inscripción. Otros descubren que pueden aplicar para Medicaid. Hay alternativas pero el tiempo corre.
If You’ve Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You’ve Got Options
by Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News on June 12, 2020 at 9:00 am
But some of those options, like special enrollment periods, are time-sensitive.
When A Doctor No Longer Accepts Medicare, Patients Left Holding The Bag
by Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News on June 9, 2020 at 9:01 am
As doctors look for alternative ways to charge patients for care, some Medicare enrollees may lose access to their physicians.
Social Media Fears About Lack Of Coverage For Protest Injuries Are Overblown
by Michelle Andrews on June 5, 2020 at 9:00 am
After some protests over the death of George Floyd resulted in violence, online discussions raised concerns that health plans might deny medical coverage. Although plans do sometimes make exclusions for “illegal acts” or riots, experts say concerns by people who are protesting Floyd’s death may be overstated.
Democratic Super PAC Uses Familiar Political Play To Hit Trump On Medicare
by Victoria Knight on June 1, 2020 at 9:00 am
This is a tactic that we’ve seen before.
KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Still Seeking A Federal Coronavirus Strategy
on May 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Democrats were not impressed with the Trump administration’s COVID-19 national testing strategy document submitted to Congress this week. They say the pandemic requires more direction from the federal government, while the administration wants to give nearly all the responsibility to the states. Meanwhile, in an effort to shore up his base of senior voters, President Donald Trump has unveiled a plan to limit what those on Medicare must pay out-of-pocket for insulin. Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Erin Mershon of STAT News and Joanne Kenen of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this and more. Also, Rovner interviews KHN’s Phil Galewitz, who wrote the latest KHN-NPR “Bill of the Month” installment about a patient who thought he might have COVID-19, did everything right and got a big bill, anyway.
Coronavirus Fuels Explosive Growth In Telehealth ― And Concern About Fraud
by Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News on April 22, 2020 at 9:01 am
“Unscrupulous providers” could take advantage of the boom in treatment delivered via voice or video calls.
Readers And Tweeters Stay At Home And Stay In Touch With KHN
on April 13, 2020 at 9:00 am
Kaiser Health News gives readers a chance to comment on a recent batch of stories.
Biden’s Incremental Medicare Play For Bernie’s Backers
by Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News on April 13, 2020 at 9:00 am
The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate unveils a proposal to lower the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 60.