BPC believes changes to the federal-state run Medicaid program are needed to control budget costs, but we also believe expenditures should be targeted to those with the highest need.
These proposals are expected to face strong resistance, especially among Democrats and even many Republicans who support many of the programs facing reductions.
BPC outlines the barriers to the integration of clinical health and social services, and issues recommendations to eliminate those barriers for the Medicare-only population.
With the economy showing positive signs on employment, now is the right time to phase in commonsense deficit reduction policies.
The proposal recognizes the complex needs of those with multiple chronic conditions and has the potential to improve health care quality and reduce costs.
The federal budget deficit for FY 2016 rose over the previous year, showing that the recent trend of annual declines in deficits has ended.
While ideological divides on health care policy remain wide, the next Congress and administration will face several key issues that will require bipartisan collaboration to address.
Public health researchers have joined with health plans and provider organizations to better understand and document treatment of patients with complex needs.