Not so fast: Some Republicans reluctant to pursue Medicare cuts in 2018
Dec 13, 2017
Some Senate Republicans are skeptical about cutting spending on social programs — Medicare included — in the months leading up to the 2018 elections.
Social Security numbers to be removed from Medicare beneficiary cards
Apr 21, 2015
After more than 10 years of warnings by government investigators, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services now has a mandate to remove Social Security numbers from enrollees’ cards — a practice...
A commonsense way to free up funds for long-term care
Jun 06, 2014
They say politics makes for strange bedfellows. It makes for stranger politicians.
New wrinkles for population experts — and providers — to consider
May 09, 2014
It’s hardly breaking news that we live in an aging nation. But a look inside the latest round of numbers might give providers more reason to feel optimistic about remaining solvent once the age wave...
Recouping missed payments critical to maintaining financial stability, experts say
May 02, 2014
Even mission-driven long-term care providers have to be more assertive in recouping late payments from residents or their families, two legal experts said Thursday.
Reversal of fortune revitalizes LTC funding source
Mar 24, 2014
For many long-term care operators, shrinking demand is not likely be a problem in the decades ahead. After all, about 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, and the pace is just heating up. But there can...
This gift has kept giving
Oct 01, 2013
A notable anniversary took place when the Social Security program recently turned 78. People often disagree about how well this program has worked and whether it should be allowed to continue. But any...
How should providers view Social Security? With great appreciation
Aug 23, 2013
Any provider who sees the program as anything less than a blessing sorely needs a class on recognizing gifts.
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.
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.