I am often questioned about how Obamacare has affected long term care and Medicaid. My answer is that it really hasn’t at all because mostly Obamacare addresses this country’s health insurance problem. The Medicaid programs that pay for long term care haven’t changed as a result of the Affordable Care
Last week we were talking about Medicare’s Affordable Care Act and how the government is trying to reduce Medicare costs by targeting the problem of readmissions. Beginning last October, Medicare began penalizing hospitals for having too many readmissions. So, what has the impact been in New Jersey over the past
For years hospitals have struggled with the readmission rates of their elderly and disabled patients, those on Medicare. Government spending on Medicare reached nearly $600 billion last year with a quarter of that cost attributed to hospital inpatient services. That number is projected to grow 4% a year. Last year, under
Recent studies have shown that most Americans, while fearful of President Obama’s new health insurance plan, (something which many opposed to the plan have been quick to capitalize on) don’t really know what’s in it. This is partly due to the President’s failure to educate the general public about it.