Originally published on Mon September 9, 2013 5:59 am
Hear the words health care and Congress, and you think fight, right?
And you'd be forgiven, particularly because the House has now voted some 40 times in the past two years to repeal or otherwise undo portions of the Affordable Care Act.
Are doctors so fed up with Medicare's stagnant pay and bureaucratic rules that they're bailing out of the program?
Short answer: Yes, some are. Long answer: Not as many as you might have thought.
The Wall Street Journal reported recently, the number of doctors who opted out of Medicare tripled between 2009 and 2012. Tripled!
Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 3:13 am
It hasn't been a good week for the Affordable Care Act. After announcements by the administration of several delays of key portions of the law, Republicans returned to Capitol Hill and began piling on.
Beginning July 1, Colorado patients will start saving hundreds and even thousands of dollars on medical equipment because, after a 10-year delay, Medicare is switching to competitive bidding in the Denver and Colorado Springs metro areas.
Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 7:23 pm
"The trust fund that finances Medicare's hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2026, two years beyond what was projected in last year's report," the program's trustees reported Friday.
In a statement, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gives some of the credit to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.