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Spike in Medicaid enrollments may threaten Obamacare structure

Spike in Medicaid enrollments may threaten Obamacare structure

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Officials say a spike in Medicaid enrollment may threaten the entire healthcare system if more healthy people don't sign up for private healthcare plans.

Experts: Roots of Medicare woes neglected

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- Medicare reimbursement procedures need a massive overhaul beyond the temporary fix passed by the U.S. Congress, experts say.

Analysis: Sorting out Medicare reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Medicare financing reform offers only difficult political and social choices, but health and economic policy experts say the future spending forecast as 76 million baby boomers retire is so scary something has to give -- the status quo will not stand.
ELLEN BECK

HealthBiz: Walking the walk on obesity

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- There are concerns about Medicare's new obesity policy, more seniors sign up for Medicare discount cards and other health policy news.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

HealthBiz: Debate continues on uninsured

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- Experts from the various political and policy perspectives talk about the nation's almost 44 million uninsured, more states are looking at setting up buying pools to gain leverage in negotiating with drugmakers to hold down prescription drug costs, and ot
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Experts warn of Medicare drug plan problem

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Two former heads of the Medicare program Thursday warned implementing the new prescription drug benefit by January 2006 was an immense challenge.

Analysis: Mastering labyrinthine Medicare

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Medicare is so complex even analysts who make their livelihoods from studying it often quip they cannot explain it to their mothers. The real challenge facing actuaries and policy experts, who believe the senior health insurance program is in deep financi
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Analysis: McClellan obvious choice for CMS

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Dr. Mark McClellan, a politically savvy physician and economist with White House experience, is viewed by analysts, consumer advocates and healthcare industry o
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Medicare bill faces tough committee battle

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- Analysts are skeptical, lawmakers are drawing battles lines, congressional staff is cautious: the Medicare prescription drug bill is in for a long, hot August full of negotiations.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

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