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Hot Topics in Health Care Andrew Holtz
Three in the News Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Part D – What are A, B, & C? Massachusetts Mandatory Insurance Who is responsible? Immigration & Health Care Its about the money… but also a lot more
Medicare Part D Part A: Hospital care, automatic at 65 Part B: Other care, voluntary/premiums Part C: Managed Care/HMOs Part D: Prescription Drugs Subsidy for private insurance Doughnut hole and other complexities Penalty for delayed enrollment Dual eligibles
Massachusetts Mandatory Insurance Everyone must have insurance Penalties, exceptions Subsidies - how much does it cost? Will other states follow? Whos responsible? Accidental employer-based coverage Govt. covers some, but not others (the worthy and the unworthy) What values are in play?
Immigration & Health Care $... but theres a lot more under the surface Welfare reform restricted Medicaid for immigrants Documentation of Citizenship Status