May 2, 2013
An interest in health care inequities led Helen Levy, PhD, an alumna of the RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Research program, to study insurance coverage, health literacy, and health care decision making among low-income and elderly individuals.
May 6, 2013
This is the first empirical study to investigate whether supplemental Medicare coverage is associated with higher rates of spending growth over time.
October 11, 2011
This short infographic video explains what the Medicare Part D donut hole is and how it changes under health reform.
September 21, 2011
Efforts to lower Medicare spending have targeted the supplemental insurance program, Medigap. One proposal would put limits on Medicap coverage, but critics fear that would lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for beneficiaries.
July 27, 2011
While Medicare Part D has reduced out-of-pocket expenses and increased medication use and adherence, little is known about whether the prescription drug benefit has reduced medical spending in other areas.
December 1, 2010
An examination of case studies to determine the potential of an alternative system of Medicare prescription drug benefits in which the government winnows available choices found that the proposed system meets all of its evaluation criteria and is therefore a viable option.
July 29, 2010
Many health care consumers are confused by insurance plans. New research suggests that when it comes to Medicare, even physicians may find it tough to make the best choices.
October 15, 2009
Program Result Report
State Solutions was designed to increase enrollment in Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs).
October 1, 2009
Physician groups and societies often have clear, well-known views on health refor, therefore, the views of physicians in general are not always understood. This article describes a national survey of physicians' views regarding health reform, showing a majority of physicians (62.9%) supported public and private plans.
February 10, 2009
Program Result Report
State officials in Louisiana estimated that some 250,000 people were eligible for Medicare Savings Programs, but only 135,600 participated, according to a fall 2004 newsletter of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.