Private Insurers Cherry Pick Medicare Patients

By Dr. Richard A. Damon in the Montana Standard. Medicare Advantage plans from the beginning have been advertised as better high-end coverage for elders at more stable premiums, based on receiving a per capita fee for each enrollee from the federal government. Medicare Advantage plans sold by private, for-profit insurers were federally over-rewarded with a […]

People Are Dying Younger in the US Than in Other Wealthy Nations

By Christopher Ingraham for The Washington Post. And public policy is largely to blame. American lives are shorter on average than those in other wealthy nations, and the gap is growing ever wider, according to the latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As recently as 1979, the typical American could expect to […]