Getting the Word Out: New Provider and Insurer Disclosures Promise to Curb Surprise Medical Bills for Older Adults
For too long, insured consumers remained in the dark about how much a scheduled health procedure would actually cost them.
Rising food prices hit low-income people hardest. SNAP can help.
Medicare Part D Spending on Top Brand Name Drugs Greatly Exceeds the Costs Associated with Drug Development
High and growing prescription drug prices will eventually affect all Americans in some way. Congress is currently considering proposals that will permit Medicare to negotiate with drug companies, as well as discourage price increases that exceed inflation.
Policymakers should remove artificial obstacles preventing low-income workers from going back to work and businesses from filling vacancies.
There is both an opportunity and an imperative to redesign the next Scorecard. This tool has the potential to draw further attention to critical issues in LTSS exposed by the COVID-19 crisis and help states build and maintain momentum in their efforts to modernize their LTSS systems.
Many older adults are unable to afford the hearing care they need. But that could soon change, thanks to a pair of developments.
The Build Back Better Act that recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and is under consideration in the U.S. Senate includes several sections that could drive improvement in nursing home staffing and ultimately resident care and safety.
Older workers have much to gain from online learning and working. A new study examines the barriers and opportunities that exist for older workers accessing online programs, with a focus on their digital skill levels.
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