Tag Archives: Medicare

AMA says ‘No’ to ‘Medicare for All’ while endorsing policies that would make it inevitable

The American Medical Association, the nation’s largest doctors group, narrowly voted to maintain its long-standing opposition to “Medicare for all” and other proposals for single-payer medicine. This is a good thing. “Medicare for all” would require us to double our annual tax burden, leaving a void of nearly $ 140 billion from our current profit-based… Read More »

Telehealth laws inhibit widespread use in Medicare population, CMS says

Dive Brief: Restrictions on where Medicare patients can receive telehealth services are limiting use of the technology, CMS said in a report last week to Congress. Under the 21st Century Cures Act, CMS is required to report to Congress on Medicare beneficiaries’ telehealth use. In 2016, nearly 90,000 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries used slightly more than 275,000… Read More »