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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 911–921.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Laurence Seidman Abstract Many problems facing the Affordable Care Act would disappear if the nation were instead implementing Medicare for All — the extension of Medicare to every age group. Every American would be automatically covered for life. Premiums would be replaced with a set of Medicare...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 923–931.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Harold Pollack Abstract Medicare for All, ideally implemented, could offer powerful advantages over our current health care financial system. Unfortunately, the political obstacles to such a system are formidable and are likely to remain so for decades. More to the point, a politically viable...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 1988) 13 (4): 663–681.
Published: 01 August 1988
... hospitals to differentiate among payers). The issues we address in this paper are whether all-payer systems yield greater savings for Medicare and Medicaid than Medicare PPS and Medicaid-only rate-setting systems and whether all-payer systems lower charges to commercial insurers. An argument for a...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 761–796.
Published: 01 August 2015
... programs and certain payment programs National Quality Strategy Federal government (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ]) ■ Nationwide effort brings together public and private stakeholders to improve the quality of health and health care for all Americans ■ Ten basic principles outline...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1985) 10 (1): 141–156.
Published: 01 February 1985
... inadequate dissemination of information concerning coverage decisions. To be most effective, the coverage process must be capable of identifying all new technologies introduced into the system that might conceivably be paid for by the Medicare program. Coverage would be even more effective...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1995) 20 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 February 1995
.... Medicare's Balance Billing Policy Recognizing that many of the poor could not afford to pay medical bills, the original Medicare and Medicaid legislation prohibited physicians from balance billing those Medicare beneficiaries who were also eligible to receive Medicaid benefits. For all others...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1985) 10 (3): 489–511.
Published: 01 June 1985
... would be en- couraged to establish their own cost-control systems under broad federal guide- lines; physicians would be required to accept reimbursement from Medicare as payment in full for all physician services provided outside hospitals to Medicare patients; and other cost-effective plans for...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 2010) 35 (1): 49–62.
Published: 01 February 2010
... true penetra- tion rate for California below 90 percent — and in New York, the share of such seniors was 8 percent. Texas (5 percent) and Florida (4 percent) also had higher shares of such seniors than all other states on average (3 percent). Barriers to Medicare Coverage: Work History...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1987) 12 (1): 189–192.
Published: 01 February 1987
... expenditures for health care, how the elderly’s health care expenditures are financed, and proposals for reforming Medicare and long- term care. By bringing all of this information together, Davis and Rowland have performed a great service for anyone not already heavily involved in the debate over how...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1980) 5 (1): 10–24.
Published: 01 February 1980
... businesses and citizens would be to constrain all health care expenditures. If the surtax rate were tied just to Medicare or Medicaid expenditures, the incentive on the area would be simply to constrain expenditures for the old and the poor, which would be contrary to policy objectives. Per...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1990) 15 (1): 69–99.
Published: 01 February 1990
... use two risk pools (direct physician consultation services and all other services) and one region continues to use a single Kirkman-Liff Suggestions for Medicare Reform 81 4- 4- Sickness4 Fund Physicians4 Pool...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 1999) 24 (5): 1230–1237.
Published: 01 October 1999
... s 1237 program could become a last refuge for the sickest and poorest benefi- ciaries, who in any given year account for virtually all of the program’s costs. These concerns are nagging today, but they will become pressing if Medicare+Choice and reforms like those advocated in Medicare...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1985) 10 (3): 565–578.
Published: 01 June 1985
... significant, because in recent years nearly 30 percent of all Medicare dollars have been spent treating patients in their last twelve months of life. In 1978, for example, people in their last year of life comprised only 5.2 percent of all Medicare enrollees, but they accounted for 28.2 percent of...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1997) 22 (1): 49–71.
Published: 01 February 1997
.... A. Rimm. 1992 . Racial and Community Factors Influencing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Rates for All Medical Patients. Journal of the American Medical Association 267 : 1473 -1477. Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). 1989 . Medicare Physician Payment: Reports to Congress...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2016) 41 (4): 697–716.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Advantage plans were required to integrate hospice into the standard benefit package. Greater continuity of care and improved accountability would likely accrue were Medicare Advantage plans responsible for all aspects of care, including at the end of life (MedPAC 2014 ). As is the case with hospitals and...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 2007) 32 (2): 293–306.
Published: 01 April 2007
..., and fragmentation worrisome, what is the case for continuing down this particular policy road? The answer is distressingly 304 Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law familiar. Medicare’s payment system does not reflect the quality of care. All providers who meet basic requirements are...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 1994) 19 (4): 753–771.
Published: 01 August 1994
...-days based on the intermittent need for skilled care and limited benefit from rehabilitation (Silverman 1991; Feder 1987). Thus, whereas the average length of stay for all nursing home residents was 456 days, the length of stay covered by Medicare was only 25 days (Liu and Kenney 1993...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 2001) 26 (1): 7–36.
Published: 01 February 2001
...; (2) the financing scheme chosen for Supplementary Medical Insurance; and (3) why Medicare’s financing came to be divided in the first place. Mills’s decisions along all three dimensions can be understood only if one appreciates his intense desire to control...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 2009) 34 (5): 717–746.
Published: 01 October 2009
... legislative measures, and repeated reports by investigative and advisory bodies have all depicted P4P as an important strategy for improving quality and, perhaps, containing costs. P4P is widely viewed as one step toward the “realignment” of the ailing U.S. health care system — from one that pays...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 October 2002) 27 (5): 707–730.
Published: 01 October 2002
... preference for clear and accountable processes. In addition, HCFA is charged with the respon- sibility to protect the Medicare Trust Fund and to enhance beneficiary welfare. The law requires that beneficiaries receive all reasonable and necessary items and services. HCFA documents (1980) indicate that sub...