Tag Archives: Medicare

B.C. medicare ruling clashes with 2005 Supreme Court decision that said Quebec can’t ban private health insurance

Article content continued But there were nuances. Three of the seven judges said the insurance ban violated section-7 of the Charter, while one just said it breached a similar section of the Quebec bill of rights and declined to deal with the Charter. Three judges dissented, which meant there was a three-three tie on the… Read More »

Smith to lead Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Brad Smith, former chief operating officer of Anthem’s Diversified Business Group, has been appointed director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday that Smith will lead CMMI, which was created by the Affordable Care Act to test innovative payment and service delivery models leveraging… Read More »

After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »