Posts Tagged ‘ Medicare solvency ’

IMPROVEMENTS IN MEDICARE FOR SENIORS

Jun 4th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

The 2013 Medicare Trustees’ Report is now available for public review. It is good news for seniors because it cites only a small increase in beneficiary spending. Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said this:

“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we are taking important steps to improve the delivery of care for seniors with Medicare. These reforms aim to reduce spending while improving the quality of care, and are an important down payment on solving Medicare’s long term financial issues,” (AARP blog)



Medicare Smoke and Mirrors

May 29th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

The Wall Street Journal’s lead article on May 26, 2011, is called, “Medicare Takes Spotlight“. The article is a response to the Democratic victory in a traditionally Republican New York Congressional district.  (D) Kathy Hochul defeated (R) Jane Corwin, who held fast to the position that Medicare should be radically changed and privatized.  But the article [...]