medicare http://kvpr.org en How Does The Obamacare Launch Compare With Medicare's Debut? http://kvpr.org/post/how-does-obamacare-launch-compare-medicares-debut <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Open enrollment for health coverage under the federal health law began Tuesday. &nbsp;Millions of people who may have had trouble getting insurance now have new options. Health Care Reporter Pauline </span>Bartolone<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports on how the roll out of the Affordable Care Act compares to the last time the federal government made coverage available to millions.</span></p><p>Ever since the Affordable Care Act passed, health policy makers have been comparing it to another moment in history.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:14:16 +0000 Pauline Bartolone - Capital Public Radio 22445 at http://kvpr.org How Does The Obamacare Launch Compare With Medicare's Debut? Medicare Funding Cuts Would Hit Fresno, Rural Hospitals Hardest http://kvpr.org/post/medicare-funding-cuts-would-hit-fresno-rural-hospitals-hardest <p><em><strong>CHCF Center for Health Reporting</strong></em></p><p>Already reeling from big cutbacks in Medicare funding, hospitals in the Fresno area would lose another 5.4 percent of their federal reimbursement under a new analysis ordered by Congress.</p><p>Rural areas of California would be hit hardest under the Institute of Medicine study, which would pare Medicare payments to the state’s hospitals by an average 3-4 percent.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:13:10 +0000 David Westphal 2448 at http://kvpr.org