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Entries by Joe Baker from 12/2012

What's Reasonable About a 'Sick Tax' on Medigap Coverage?

| Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Proposals to limit Medigap -- a widely used form of supplemental coverage to Medicare -- pose significant risks to seniors and people with disabilities. In the end, proposals like these amount to nothing more than a "sick tax."

Who Pays for More Means Testing in Medicare? The Middle Class

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

Medicare remains an overwhelmingly popular benefit, and American families are supportive of preserving it. But some policymakers propose pushing middle- and high-income Medicare beneficiaries down a slippery slope by further increasing premiums based on their incomes.