When facing any policy issue, it helps to take a step back and run it through the lens of common-sense. Can you imagine going to the grocery store, getting the groceries you need for the week, but never knowing the price of your items until a week later when the store sends you a bill? Sadly, that’s how health care works every day.
Oct 02, 2018
Between 2013 and 2016, Federal spending on Medicaid grew by over $100 billion. The program is often the first or second largest line item in state budgets. Just recently, CMS’ independent Office of the Actuary released their Medicaid financial report, confirming what we have already known for quite some time – that our healthcare spending, particularly in Medicaid – is forecast to continue growing, averaging 5.7% annually over the next 10 years to reach over $1 trillion by 2026.
Oct 02, 2018
As healthcare costs go up, we must make healthcare more efficient. Significant advancements in biomedicine are changing healthcare delivery for the better. New and innovative technologies can help increase efficiency by promoting cost-effective care and improving outcomes.
Aug 23, 2018
Millions of Americans enjoy the flexibility, lower premiums, and tax advantages of enrolling in a Health Savings Account (HSA) through their jobs. But did you know that you can also enroll in an HSA-eligible High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) in the individual health insurance market through HealthCare.gov?
Aug 08, 2018
America’s journalists work hard every day to inform their audiences. At CMS, we recognize that the journalists who cover our agency—and our efforts to transform the healthcare system—need accurate, up-to-date information and they need it quickly.