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The federal program paid $16 million in the first six months of 2016 to counsel 223,000 patients about treatment preferences in their last days.
New advocacy groups like Indivisible California weigh strategies for long-haul political activism, including protests.
Many seniors are denied coverage because therapists mistakenly believe that they must be making improvements to qualify for coverage.
According to a settlement four years ago, Medicare was supposed to make clear to therapists that their services are covered even if beneficiaries are not improving. But that is not yet widely accepted.
Federal officials release names of insurers who ranked poorly in a recent review of their online directories’ accuracy.
Health insurance subsidies are pegged to income estimates, but if those are too low, the customer may have to make a repayment to the government.
More work is needed to improve health care in U.S., but there are no “silver bullets” to get the job done, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell tells National Press Club in a farewell speech defending Obamacare.
Medicare overpaid five insurance plans by $128 million yet only recovered $3 million, audits show.
Federal spending for Medicare Part D catastrophic coverage spiked to $33 billion in 2015, a government report shows.
People in these facilities are now guaranteed more flexibility on food and roommate choices, as well as improved procedures for grievances and discharges.