I suppose it's only fitting that during the week of the season's biggest football game, Washington healthcare wonks are discussing a potential huge punt of their own.
The leader of the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care expressed optimism Friday after President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke publicly about looming healthcare funding threats.
Healthcare experts on both sides of the political spectrum are warning that the Medicare program could unravel if the Supreme Court deems the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. Nursing homes, and others might not get paid, at least one expert says.
Medicare cuts in the form of "productivity adjustments" may not be sustained beyond 10 years and may need to be reversed, a panel of healthcare experts said recently.