Mary Agnes Carey has covered health reform and federal health policy for more than 15 years as an editor at CQ HealthBeat
, as Capitol Hill Bureau Chief for Congressional Quarterly
and at Dow Jones Newswires. A frequent radio and television commentator, recently featured on the Nightly Business Report, the PBS NewsHour and on NPR affiliates nationwide, Mary Agnes has a thorough understanding of both the policy and politics of health reform. She worked for newspapers in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. | Contact: MaryAgnesC@kff.org | @MaryAgnesCarey
Spurred by growing concerns about the federal deficit, plans to curb Medicare spending are proliferating — setting the stage for potentially bruising battles between seniors’ advocates and budget cutters.
The new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation launched Tuesday a series of initiatives aimed at improving care while reducing its cost.
In the aftermath of Republicans' election victories, defenders of the health care law are huddling to thwart GOP efforts to eviscerate the sweeping measure. Groups that back the law aren't likely to coalesce around a single message to increase public support.
New state officials could slow the pace of implementation, seek waivers from some provisions, veto state legislation and appoint like-minded people to important positions, such as insurance commissioner slots.
Wilson, in an interview with Kaiser Health News, warns that if the 30 percent scheduled pay cut goes through, doctors will bail out of the program, causing access problems for seniors.
Health insurers can't have different rules for when individual policies for children with medical problems than for healthy kids are sold, the Department of Health and Human Services said today.
An Institute of Medicine report says nurses should take on a larger role in providing health care and calls for removal of government restrictions, which doctors have repeatedly opposed.
A set of new consumer protections went into effect Sept. 23. Here’s a guide to some of the changes – and some of the caveats. Keep in mind how they affect you will depend on what kind of insurance you have.
As of today, insurers can’t deny coverage to children with medical problems. But an important question is: How much will the coverage cost?
Even if Republicans increase their numbers on Capitol Hill, experts say pushing through changes to the law will be difficult and could bring unintended consequences.