Diane Archer

Medicare coverage of mental health care

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one in five people age 55 years or older have some kind of mental health concern. They often suffer from anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and...

Medicare Part D in 2018

The Kaiser Family Foundation has a new issue brief  on Medicare Part D enrollment, premiums, and cost-sharing in 2018. The biggest takeaway is that if you are among the 43 million people with...

Medicare Handbook misleading

Axios reports that the Trump Administration’s 2019 Medicare Handbook contains misleading information about Medicare Advantage plans, commercial health plans that contract with the Centers for...

Out-of-pocket costs for Part D generics way up

Michael Hiltzik writes for the LA Times that people with Medicare are paying more for generic drugs even though generic drug prices overall have barely increased. According to Avalere, a healthcare...

Trump shows his support for big Pharma

President Trump’s blueprint to address prescription drug prices reveals his desire to ensure big Pharma thrives. It represents another broken campaign promise. Indeed, it was such a relief to...

CARE Act assists family caregivers

About seven in ten older adults need long-term care at some point. In many cases, it is a family member who provides that care to help them remain in their homes as long as possible and stay out of...