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Medicare’s Income-Related Premiums Under Current Law and Proposed Changes

A bill to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) would increase Medicare premiums for some higher-income beneficiaries.

FAQs: What's the Latest on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)?

A look at common questions about IPAB, including how it was designed to operate and the implications of eliminating it.

Health Affairs Blog: Medicare Premium Support Proposals Could Increase Costs for Today’s Seniors, Despite Assurances

A look at how proposals to convert Medicare to a premium support system could lead to higher Medicare premiums and cost-sharing for seniors currently enrolled in the program, even if today’s seniors are “grandfathered” and the new system is phased-in for people ages 55 and younger.

Nursing Facilities, Staffing, Residents and Facility Deficiencies, 2009 Through 2015

This report can help policymakers and the public understand recent trends in nursing facility care.

Key Questions

Private Contracts Between Doctors and Medicare Patients: Key Questions and Implications of Proposed Policy Changes

  • What is private contracting in Medicare?
  • How would recent proposals change Medicare laws on private contracting?
  • What are the implications for beneficiaries and physicians?
  • What are the potential effects on Medicare spending?

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