Keith D. Lind, MS, JD, is a senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute. His areas of expertise include Medicare, hospital observation, medical devices, and fraud and abuse. Read his full biography.
Medicare spending growth rates in the decade before the pandemic were substantially lower than expected. These trends mean that people with Medicare, as well as the federal government, are seeing significantly lower costs for Medicare than had been expected.
Good news for millions of older adults in the U.S. who suffer from hearing loss. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has just approved over-the-counter sale of basic hearing aids for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.
Evidence is emerging that Annual Wellness Visits, the preventive health benefit for Medicare enrollees created by the Affordable Care Act, are achieving their intended purpose—linking people with preventive services. But not all demographic groups are gaining the benefits equally