President Obama's Health and Human Services Department is launching a pilot program that would shift up to 2 million of the poorest and most-vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries out of the federal Medicare program and into private health insurance plans overseen by the states. http://nationaljournal.com/healthcare/obama-more-flexible-on-medicare-than-rhetoric-suggests-20120908
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- If you’ve been listening to President Obama, you might think that Medicaid primarily serves the disabled children and elderly parents of middle-class Americans. In campaign advertisements and presidential debates, Obama has effectively rebranded Medicaid as a middle-class program, rather than an insurer of last resort for the poor.
http://www.nationaljournal.com/member/magazine/obama-rebrands-medicaid-as-a-crucial-middle-class-entitlement-20121101Nov 6, 2012
- (Out from behind the paywall for the election.)Nov 6, 2012