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News & Updates:
Faculty Affiliates Mark V. Pauly and Kevin Volpp write about Trump’s detrimental impact on Medicare in their Op-Ed for Marketplace.
“President Trump has proposed some modest steps to slow the apparently inexorable growth in Medicare entitlement spending, breaking with his campaign promise to leave alone government-funded programs for seniors.
Although there is often little correlation between presidential budget proposals and budgets eventually approved by Congress, the administration’s budget, which calls for reducing Medicare spending by about $270 billion over 10 years, may start the conversation about what to do to slow growth in Medicare spending.
While cuts in provider payments in some areas will be significant, the administration has left alone the harder questions of whether we can afford to provide generous Medicare benefits to all seniors and to continue to make coverage decisions largely without considering cost.”
Kentucky becomes first ever state to institute Medicaid work requirements; Democrats say they have 50 votes in the Senate to strike down Net Neutrality repeal; Higher pay may be the turning point in inflation.
Trump administration to allow Medicaid work requirements; Lawmakers indicate they’re close to a deal on CHIP funding; DACA deal hits opposition from the left; Producer prices drop on services, jobless claims up for fourth week in a row.
Faculty Affiliate Atul Gupta’s study entitled “Estimating Effects of Public Insurance Expansion for Adults: Evidence from California Hospitals” asked what happens when people suddenly get access to insurance coverage.
Read more about the positive findings here:
When the fees paid to healthcare providers by the Medicaid insurance program for the poor go up, appointments with primary care doctors suddenly become more available to Medicaid beneficiaries – and the opposite happens when fees go down, according to a recent U.S. study by Faculty Affiliate Daniel Polsky.
“As funding declines it threatens the breadth of provider participation in Medicaid,” he said.