Interviews Medicare Patient Health

A conversation: Medicare and Colonoscopy Alternatives

A few months ago Argie, my Medicare client, called asking whether her Medicare Advantage plan with $0 copay for preventative screening included a recent alternative to a colonoscopy. I hadn’t heard of this procedure and don’t like to guess so we both did some research. We learned, yes, since Medicare recognized this new screening as […]

Interviews Patient Health

Dr. Atul Gawande: Is Healthcare a Right?

Dr. Atul Gawande, a staff writer for The New Yorker, appeared as a guest on CBS Face the Nation. In this interview, Dr. Gawande spoke of the breakdown in employer based health coverage and how many working Americans see half of their pay go to taxes and premiums for healthcare with high deductibles and cost […]