Jan 25 • 51M

Ep. 37 - We've hit the debt ceiling. What's next?

How the debt ceiling will affect Medicare and US Healthcare

 
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Last week, the US hit the debt ceiling and now Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers and arguing about what might happen next. The debt ceiling affects the US government’s ability to pay its bills; one of those big bills is Medicare. So, what happens next? Should providers expect to get paid for Medicare services? What about Medicare Advantage reimbursement? Matthew and Ron break it down for you.

Plus: A look back at a ballot initiative mandating nurse proportions in Massachusetts, a bill to end the COVID-19 public health emergency, and American views on the healthcare system.


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Articles mentioned in this program:

Manchin says it’s a ‘mistake’ for White House to want Democrats to address debt ceiling without GOP - CNN

Biden's new tax hammer - Axios

What you need to know about Massachusetts ballot Question 1 - Boston.com

More nurses: The smart way to save lives, money — and nurses - STAT

Guthrie Introduces Bill to End the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency - Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY 2)

Americans Sour on U.S. Healthcare Quality - Gallup