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Medicare, Medicaid, & TRICARE

Key resources on Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE health insurance issues including regulations, interactions with states and information useful for agents and brokers on these important federal/state programs

Illinois Achieves Huge Medicaid Savings
Article on how Illinois achieved dramatic Medicaid savings.

Will PPACA Provide Incentives to Drop Health Coverage?
Article detailing how the PPACA might provide incentives to drop health coverage

How Hawaii Benefits from Health Reform
Article on how Hawaii is benefiting from Health care Reform payment initiatives

Illinois Achieves Huge Medicaid Savings
Article on how Illinois achieved dramatic Medicaid savings.

CLASS Act Program and Regulation Summary
Article illustrating how te new CLASS Act longe term care program works and its related regulations.

Largest Ever Medicare Fraud Investigation Busts 111
Medicare fraud doctors nurses physical therapists in nine U.S. cities billing fraud indictments, unnecessary procedures

Will PPACA Provide Incentives to Drop Health Coverage?
Article detailing how the PPACA might provide incentives to drop health coverage

Medicare Cost Savings Experiment Achieves Little
Article assessing results of Medicare cost savings experiment which provided bonuses to health plans which met targeted cost savings goals.

UnitedHealth Sues Over Lost TRICARE Contract
Article describing lawsuit brought by UnitedHealth against U.S. government for award made to Humana

"The Time is Now" for ACO's
Article on an innovative effort to make health care more accountable and therefore health insurance more affordable.

Debt Ceiling Deal Details
Article on Debt Ceiling Deal Details

Medicare Demo Reaps Savings
Article provides details on Medicare demo which has reaped savings through provider bonus payments

Federal LTCI Enrollees Face Large Premium Hikes
Article detailing Federal LTCI Enrollees and the large premium increases their facing.

Blues Move to Expand Medicaid Presence
Article describing Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans effort to increase presence in Medicaid market.

Social Security Insolvent in 2017
Article on Social Security's projected insolvency by 2017.

CMS Seeks Payment Reform Innovation
Article on CMS Innovation Center's payment reform and bundling initiative.

Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Rules Delayed
Article on new efforts to curtail Medicaid program fraud and abuse

Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage

Medicare Payments and Quality Linked in Pilot
Medicare and Quality Reimbursement Linked in Pilot

25% in U.S. Have Health Coverage Gap
1 in 4 in U.S. Have Health Coverage Gap

How Ryan's Medicare Vouchers Might Work
How Ryan's Medicare Vouchers Might Work

How Hawaii Benefits from Health Reform
Article on how Hawaii is benefiting from Health care Reform payment initiatives

Medicare Reform Proposals Analyzed
Article analyzing Medicare reform proposals

Medicare Reform Proposals Analyzed
Article analyzing Medicare reform proposals

The Health Care Cost Problem
Article describing in detail the U.S. health care cost problem

CLASS Act Program and Regulation Summary
Article illustrating how te new CLASS Act longe term care program works and its related regulations.

Largest Ever Medicare Fraud Investigation Busts 111
Medicare fraud doctors nurses physical therapists in nine U.S. cities billing fraud indictments, unnecessary procedures

The Health Care Cost Problem
Article describing in detail the U.S. health care cost problem

Medicare Cost Savings Experiment Achieves Little
Article assessing results of Medicare cost savings experiment which provided bonuses to health plans which met targeted cost savings goals.

UnitedHealth Sues Over Lost TRICARE Contract
Article describing lawsuit brought by UnitedHealth against U.S. government for award made to Humana

"The Time is Now" for ACO's
Article on an innovative effort to make health care more accountable and therefore health insurance more affordable.

Debt Ceiling Deal Details
Article on Debt Ceiling Deal Details

Medicare Demo Reaps Savings
Article provides details on Medicare demo which has reaped savings through provider bonus payments

Federal LTCI Enrollees Face Large Premium Hikes
Article detailing Federal LTCI Enrollees and the large premium increases their facing.

Blues Move to Expand Medicaid Presence
Article describing Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans effort to increase presence in Medicaid market.

Social Security Insolvent in 2017
Article on Social Security's projected insolvency by 2017.

CMS Seeks Payment Reform Innovation
Article on CMS Innovation Center's payment reform and bundling initiative.

Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Rules Delayed
Article on new efforts to curtail Medicaid program fraud and abuse

Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage

Medicare Payments and Quality Linked in Pilot
Medicare and Quality Reimbursement Linked in Pilot

25% in U.S. Have Health Coverage Gap
1 in 4 in U.S. Have Health Coverage Gap

How Ryan's Medicare Vouchers Might Work
How Ryan's Medicare Vouchers Might Work

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