KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Care For ‘Dual Eligibles’ Proves Ultra-Expensive, Plagued With Problems

The Wall Street Journal: Overlapping Health Plans Are Double Trouble For Taxpayers
As the U.S. wrestles with rising health expenses, one group of patients stands out for government-paid care that is both ultra-costly and plagued with problems. They are the people who receive both Medicare, the program for those 65 and older or disabled, and Medicaid, the one for the poor. Statistics on these 9.7 million "dual eligibles" are stark (Adamy, 6/ 27). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.