Study cuts Medicare payments to California hospitals

Senior Fellow, David Westphal writes about critical cuts to the Medicare system. The following is an excerpt, read the article in full here. Already reeling from big cutbacks in Medicare funding, California hospitals would lose another 3-4 percent of their federal reimbursement under a new analysis ordered up by Congress. Continued… var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true};…

Westphal – SacBee "Boomers and Medicare"

Senior Fellow David Westphal currently heads the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting, and recently released a report on the rising demands of healthcare professionals and medicare payouts as the first generation of "baby boomers" turns 65 years old this year. Westphal told the Sacramento Bee that "[a]s citizens we all have work to do in deciding what government can afford to do – and not do – in subsidizing seniors' health care." [additional article can be found at SecondAct]…