Medicare http://wamc.org en NY Congressman To Hold Telephone Town Hall With Senior Citizens http://wamc.org/post/ny-congressman-hold-telephone-town-hall-senior-citizens <p>A New York congressman Wednesday morning is holding a telephone town hall focused on issues affecting senior citizens.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:15:39 +0000 Allison Dunne 77675 at http://wamc.org NY Congressman To Hold Telephone Town Hall With Senior Citizens Meeropol: Beware Cuts To Medicare Amid Current Crisis http://wamc.org/post/meeropol-beware-cuts-medicare-amid-current-crisis <p>If this commentary sounds like a broken record, it&rsquo;s because the folks who are out to gut Medicare &nbsp;--- the &ldquo;let&rsquo;s have a grand bargain and introduce more austerity&rdquo; crowd --- have returned with a vengeance.&nbsp;&nbsp; Because of the current stand-off between the President and House Republicans, the two leaders of the failed Simpson-Bowles Commission are back at it again.&nbsp;&nbsp; Over the summer, the White House has hosted dinners with Senate Republicans in hopes that a new grand bargain can be reached.&nbsp;&nbsp; Former Senator Alan Simpson and former Cli Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:18:45 +0000 Michael Meeropol 75397 at http://wamc.org Meeropol: Beware Cuts To Medicare Amid Current Crisis Medicare Cuts Threaten Home Health Care http://wamc.org/post/medicare-cuts-threaten-home-health-care <p>Home health care agencies are facing a 14 percent cut in Medicare funding over the next four years.&nbsp; Industry representatives warn this will have a devastating impact on seniors and the disabled who receive medical care at home.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Eric Berger, CEO of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 16:52:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 73985 at http://wamc.org Medicare Cuts Threaten Home Health Care Andrew Coates: Immigrants heavily subsidize Medicare http://wamc.org/post/andrew-coates-immigrants-heavily-subsidize-medicare <p>This week the prestigious journal Health Affairs published a new study that shows that "immigrants, particularly noncitizen immigrants, heavily subsidize Medicare." The lead author is Harvard-based Dr. Leah Zallman; her co-authors include co-founders of Physicians for a National Health Program, Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein, among others.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Andrew Coates 66031 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-sean-patrick-maloney-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Social Security and Medicare are part of an ongoing budget debate in Washington.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the benefits need to be protected from the Tea Party wing of the GOP.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 64830 at http://wamc.org Blair Horner: Sequester Cuts Begin To Bite http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-sequester-cuts-begin-bite <p></p><p>Americans are starting to feel the bite of the federal sequestration.&nbsp; Sequestration is the term referring to the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts in the federal government’s domestic and military budgets.&nbsp; Sequestration went into effect last month when Congress was unable to agree on an alternative.</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:48:32 +0000 Blair Horner 63415 at http://wamc.org Andrew Coates: Medicare And Medicine As A Profession http://wamc.org/post/andrew-coates-medicare-and-medicine-profession <p></p><p>Medicare is the publicly funded health benefit package that covers most necessary care for older Americans and people with disabilities.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:55:02 +0000 Andrew Coates 62103 at http://wamc.org Hospitals Join to Take Big Health Overhaul Step http://wamc.org/post/hospitals-join-take-big-health-overhaul-step <p></p><p></p><p>Officials from Burlington's Fletcher Allen Health Care, the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and other hospitals serving Vermont are joining to announce the creation of the nation's first statewide "accountable care organization". Sat, 19 Jan 2013 07:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56085 at http://wamc.org Hospitals Join to Take Big Health Overhaul Step Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Fiscal Cliff and Seniors : 12/18/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-fiscal-cliff-and-seniors-121812 <p>Today we’re talking about what the so-called fiscal cliff means for Medicare and Social Security. Joining us for this discussion are two experts on these topics.</p><p>Cheryl Matheis is a senior policy strategist and executive with AARP. As senior vice president for policy, she heads the effort to enlist opinion leaders in an informed dialogue to engage the American public in the future of Social Security and Medicare.</p><p>Neal Lane is the former director of the New York State Office for the Aging. He is widely recognized as an innovator for aging services.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:00:00 +0000 54142 at http://wamc.org Advocates Decry Possible Medicare and Social Security Cuts in Fiscal Cliff Debate http://wamc.org/post/advocates-decry-possible-medicare-and-social-security-cuts-fiscal-cliff-debate <p>Advocates for the elderly across the region are raising red flags over potential cuts to Medicare and Social Security as federal leaders argue over what should be done to avoid the fiscal cliff.<br><br>AARP Vermont is concerned that last minute budget deals in Washington could have a negative impact on Vermonters.&nbsp; The group has issued an analysis of how a budget deal that may include Medicare and Social Security changes would impact the state’s seniors.<br> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53542 at http://wamc.org