Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which finances about half of the health program for seniors and the disabled, won't run out of money until 2030, the program's trustees said Monday. That's four years later than projected last year, and 13 years later than projected the year before the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Many fans know George Takei from his role as Mr. Sulu on the 1960s show Star Trek. But in the past decade, he has drawn followers who admire him because of who he is — not just who he has played. Now, the new documentary To Be Takei may interest more people in Takei's life.
Takei's personal story offers insights into a couple of key chapters of American political and cultural history.
Long ago, doctors visited the sick instead of the other way around. In our modern era of crowded waiting rooms, it’s hard to believe there ever was another way. Yet, this may soon change.
Due to a growing older population and rising medical costs, the doctor home visit is getting a second look. The Affordable Care Act is funding a three-year pilot project called Independence at Home that provides physician home visits for selected Medicare patients.