The long-term care sector is reeling a bit, thanks to two recent developments.
CBO: Federal deficit decreasing, but expected to rise with baby boomer retirement
Jan 28, 2015
Medicare reimbursements grew modestly in 2014, according to a government report that focused on the decrease in the federal deficit.
CBO analyzes Medicaid caps to curb federal healthcare spending
Nov 15, 2013
The federal government could reduce its Medicaid contributions to states as a deficit reduction measure, but the move likely would achieve savings only by putting seniors at risk, according to the Congressional...
What about Social Security for the rest of us?
Jun 14, 2013
It’s an established fact that Social Security will be kaput by the time we need it, right? Things may not be as bad as many of us have led ourselves to believe.
Why long-term care operators are wary – and weary – of sequestration fiasco
Feb 22, 2013
Well, here we go again. Less than three months after President Obama and Congress narrowly avoided walking off a fiscal cliff, we’re bracing for Round 2. Only this time, we’re all a bit worse...
Election Day: Moment at hand for the future of healthcare funding and coverage
Nov 02, 2012
After more than a year on the campaign trail, it all comes down to Tuesday. Elections across the country, topped by the battle for the presidency, will take place. The results could set in motion the framework...
Medicare payment board would slash government payments to SNF providers, paper says
Oct 24, 2012
The Affordable Care Act’s controversial Medicare payment board would be an “agent for reimbursement cuts to Medicare,” according to a policy paper released Wednesday.
CBO won’t have an estimate on Affordable Care Act’s deficit impact prior to House repeal...
Jul 10, 2012
The Congressional Budget Office is still assessing the impact of the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision on the federal deficit and won’t have an estimate until the end of July. That...
Up to 15 Republican governors say they will not participate in health law’s Medicaid expansion
Jul 05, 2012
The governors of 15 Republican-leaning states have signaled that they will not participate in the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, a new analysis finds.
CBO: Healthcare spending could spur federal debt to twice the size of the U.S. economy by 2037
Jun 06, 2012
If the federal debt continues to grow at current rates, it is on track to be almost twice the size of the U.S. economy by 2037, driven largely by entitlement spending on baby boomers, a new analysis projects.