This July 2, 2015 article written by Emily Rappleye and found on Becker’s Hospital CFO website, offers some facts about Medicare, including but not limited to things like, who qualifies, who pays for it, a comparison in the growth of Medicare payment growth compared to that seen in private pay payment growth (bit of an eye-opener when I saw that one) and even talks about the history of the Medicare program including Presidents who start the program or who made changes to it. There are far too many things for me to list here, but if you want some facts about Medicare and who benefits from it, I highly recommend this particular piece. It is easy to understand and not written in an overly technical way, so I think anyone should be able to understand it easily. It is not a complete answer to every question, and doesn’t combat every myth out there, but it does offer a lot of good starting points for understanding Medicare, and it even touches on Social Security a little also.
- Do Medicare Advantage plans pay providers different rates than traditional Medicare? (theincidentaleconomist.com)
- Medicare and Medicaid 50th Anniversary Count Down (paramuspost.com)
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