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Affordable Health Insurance

Many families and individuals across the nation are in search of finding affordable health insurance. However, as the cost of the medical insurance keeps rising medical coverage is less affordable year by year. This section covers news and research about where the health insurance is affordable and what the government or private companies are doing with health care reform.

Recommendations Would Increase Participation In Medicare Programs For Low-Income Beneficiaries

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission approved a set of recommendations for Medicare programs that provide financial assistance to lower-income beneficiaries and for Medicare special needs plans.

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Senate Cancels Medicare Bill Mark Up

Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-Mont.) on Wednesday canceled plans for a mark up of Medicare legislation and instead will negotiate directly with House Democrats on the measure, CQ HealthBeat reports. The bill would block a 10% cut in Medicare physician fees. According to CQ HealthBeat, Baucus has "struggled" with committee Republicans over whether to block the physician cuts for one year or two years, as well as on reductions to Medicare Advantage payments to help fund the physician fee fix.

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