Tradeoffs has extensively covered issues relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs in both our podcast episodes and Research Corner columns written by contributing health policy experts.
Select Podcast Episodes
Why Millions Could Lose Medicaid Next Year
A congressional ban on removing anyone from Medicaid is likely to expire early next year.
The Medicare Cliff
Medicare is usually a top election issue. But not this year, even though one of its trust funds is fast running out of money.
Trump and Medicaid
Has President Trump made any lasting changes to the Medicaid program?
The Medicaid Cliff
What happened to Medicaid during the last recession? And what can that teach us going into the next one?
Select Research Corner Columns
How Medicaid Helps The Next Generation
Atheendar Venkataramani writes about new research showing how Medicaid coverage can help someone who hasn’t even been born yet.
Picking a Medicare Plan Isn’t As Simple As You’d Think
Katie Keith digs into a new report on the complicated impact of brokers on Medicare Advantage and PartD enrollment.
The Perils of a Medicaid ‘Coverage Cliff’
Stacie Dusetzina on research looking at the impact Medicaid subsidies can have for costs and care for Medicare beneficiaries.
The Deadly Costs of Charging Patients More for Prescriptions
Adrianna McIntyre on research showing how increased cost-sharing leads to increased mortality.
Alzheimer’s Can Wreak Financial Havoc Years Before Diagnosis
Ezra Golberstein on new research that suggests negative financial consequences can start years before an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
What Medicaid Managed Care Can Tell Us About Controlling Costs
Maria Polyakova explores research on whether low-cost plans lead to less low-value care.