Medicare Part D


Medicare Part D

Case on Individual Mandate May Not be All or Nothing

Monday, April 2nd, 2012 - 9:33
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 09:27
The current discussion about the deliberations of the impending Supreme Court decision center on the individual mandate, and seem to presume that if the Court strikes down this obligation, the Affordable Care Act would be dealt a mortal blow. This presumes that there is no other way to address the very serious problem of adverse risk selection under which insurance premiums rise higher and higher as young and healthy people stay on the sidelines.

Administration Points to Medicare Savings

Friday, February 3rd, 2012 - 12:20
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 10:58
Based on reporting from The Hill the White House reported yesterday that 3.6 million Medicare recipients saved a total of $2.1 billion on their prescription drugs in 2011. The savings are a result of the Affordable Care Act's provisions that created a 50 percent discount for brand-name drugs once Medicare beneficiaries exceeded the coverage limit of the “doughnut hole,” embedded in Medicare Part D.

Health Care Reform Implementation (Part 1)

Monday, November 30th, 2009 - 23:26
Government Executive’s Alyssa Rosenberg hits the nail on the head in her Fed Blog today, “How Health Care Would Be Run.”  Her piece looks at the increased role of the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Senate version of the bill.  The House version has significant roles for other agencies as well, and creates a new independent agency, the Health Choices Administration.