Posts Tagged ‘Val J. Halamandaris’

AARP Encourages its Members to Speak Out Against Medicare Home Health Copays

June 11, 2013

The AARP recently encouraged its members to “speak up now about the future of Medicare” by writing their elected officials in opposition to the reintroduction of copayments for home health care to Medicare, as well as other initiatives that the 37 million-member strong organization sees as harmful to the future of Medicare.

“”It’s important for NAHC members to remember that even though we face many challenges, we are not in this fight alone,” said NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris. “The AARP is also encouraging their members to take action to preserve Medicare and oppose the reintroduction of home health copays.” (more…)

Industry Calls on Newspaper to “Get the Facts Straight” After Calling for Medicare Home Health Copays

January 9, 2013

In Sunday’s edition of The Washington Post, the editorial board called on Congress to make repairs to Medicare in reduce spending and make the benefit sustainable in the long-run. One of the board’s recommended reforms is the imposition of a 10% copay for home health services:

“Among the fastest-growing Medicare costs is home health care, projected by the CBO to double to $52 billion in 2021. Imposing a 10 percent co-pay — about $600 on average — for each 60-day episode would save $40 billion over a decade.” (more…)