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Dual Eligibles

California's Duals Demonstration - Listening to Voices that Count the Most

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

California is among a dozen states participating in the national demonstration to improve care for people with serious chronic illnesses and functional limitations who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare.

Dual Eligibles: Best Practices for Managing Your State's Beneficiaries

Bruce Caswell | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Bruce Caswell

According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, there are roughly 9 million people in the U.S. eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.

Care Delivery Transformation in California: Aligning Opportunities With Capacity

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

California is moving full speed in transforming care delivery for those with the most pressing health care and daily living needs. Yet a great deal of work remains to institutionalize system change that offers value to individuals, providers, payers and regulators.

For Dual-Eligibles, Health Care Reform Is Already Here

Emily Spitzer | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

You can't open a newspaper--or a newsy website--these days without getting the latest update on two high-profile parts of the new health care law that are still months away from implementation.

Obama's 'Scheme' Will End the World as We Know It, Says Big Pharma... Good!

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you watched the SOTU, you might have missed the scheme that Obama unveiled that will ruin the Medicare prescription drug program, destroy pharmaceutical companies' incentive to develop new life-saving medicines and even imperil our country's economic growth. I know I missed it.

The High Cost Of Legit Double-Dipping

Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Nine million Americans get both Medicare and Medicaid benefits simultaneously. They consume a disproportionate share of program resources. It's per...

Fixing the Medicaid Mess

James R. Knickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

I see four main options for fixing Medicaid, none of them easy, and only one of them good.