One item on voters’ short list for congressional action is addressing the growing problem of surprise medical bills. Insured patients should be confident that if they receive care at a facility that is in their health plan’s network or have a medical emergency, they will be responsible only for their share of the plan’s negotiated rates. But all too often, a patient receives a bill … [Read more...] about Surprise Billing Answers
Forbes, October 4, 2019 | In a major health care speech in Florida on October 3, President Trump outlined plans to bring Medicare into the 21 century. This is the best answer so far to Medicare for All by showing the clear contrast between bills that would put all Americans onto one centrally-run government program and efforts to modernize the existing Medicare program. The … [Read more...] about We Are Making Progress
Published on FORBES.com | The Trump administration and the Congress reportedly are close to a budget deal that would increase federal spending and also suspend the debt limit for two years. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is personally engaged in the talks in an effort to reach a deal before the Congress leaves town for its August recess. As a sweetener, she says she … [Read more...] about Budget Deal Landmines
Published on FORBES.com | The July 4 Salute to America was a thrilling, awe-inspiring celebration of America’s greatness. Jaws dropped from the first minute as Air Force One soared low over the Lincoln Memorial just as President Trump and the First Lady stepped onto the stage. The hot, muggy, rainy weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the crowd who, like me, surely have … [Read more...] about A Spectacular Celebration!
Published on FORBES.com | The Trump administration finalized a new rule late today that offers important opportunities for businesses, especially small employers, to offer more health coverage options for their workers and for employees to have much more flexibility and control over their health care dollars. The rule undoes an Obama administration action that forbade workers … [Read more...] about New Administration Action Could Give 11 Million Workers More Health Insurance Options