Blancato and Hagler: Keep Congress in Charge of Medicare

Holly Hagler and Bob Blancato write that Congress should amend the Affordable Care Act this month to prevent a panel, called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), from being formed as a way to propose cuts in Medicare funding.

Treatment Costs for Valley Fever Mount for Patients and Taxpayers

Valley fever is epidemic in parts of California. At more than $100,000 for a typical hospital stay, the disease is more costly to treat than any of California’s 25 most common conditions requiring hospitalization.