Recent Reports & Activities
In order to save money, American patients and their surgeons are going out of the country to get treatment. Medical Tourism is on the rise. thanks to NASH, North American Specialty Hospital.
Insurers Running Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions As Feds Struggle To Stop It
The sheer number of billing abuses by Medicare Advantage plans is overwhelming and tax payers are paying the price, literally. Sick patients are being charged higher rates than healthy ones, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Social Security Works is collecting signatures, asking Democratic presidential candidates to reject taking money from Big Pharma and Big Insurance companies. HCACF supports their efforts.
Research & Analysis (PNHI)
It is Time to Discontinue Employer Provided Private Health Insurance Premiums, a Non-Taxable Remuneration (Fringe Benefit)
Employers have provided private health insurance as remuneration (fringe benefit) for workers since WWII. Beyond 1980, this benefit has become more destructive than beneficial. (See the New York times article written by Matt Bruenig on April 29, 2019).
Understanding current Medicare structure and law leads to a logical extension of Medicare that includes all Americans. HealthCare for All Colorado Foundation provides a summary that defines implementation of a financial plan for an Extended Medicare (aka Medicare-for-All).
Eldon Van Der Wege, MBA and
Thomas Billroth Gottlieb, MD
This paper describes the structure of Medicare funding as defined today. The future expansion and improvement of Medicare is further defined with a funding source already defined by existing federal law.