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September 11, 2020 | The Friday Five

September 11, 2020



The Friday Five for September 11, 2020:

  • Better Medicare Alliance MA Data Brief
  • CBO outlook on Medicare Hospital Insurance trust fund
  • Medicaid expansion as a ballot referendum
  • Aetna & Landmark Health Team Up
  • Pandemic Stimulus Update


Mentioned in this episode:


9/11 Memorial & Museum Official Website

Aetna and Landmark Health working together to bring in-home health services to Individual Medicare Advantage members in New York

Apple event 2020: Apple Watch 6, iPad Air 4 and what else to expect on September 15

Covid-19 is pushing red states to finally expand Medicaid

Data Brief: Social Risk Factors Are High Among Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries Enrolled in Medicare Advantage

Here’s what’s in the GOP’s ‘skinny’ stimulus bill – and what’s missing

How Progressives Flipped the Script on Medicaid Expansion

iPhone 12: When will Apple announce its new iPhones?

Medicare’s Finances Have Gotten Much Worse in Recent Years, Foreshadowing Tough Choices for November’s Winners

New Study: Medicare Advantage Serves Beneficiaries with Higher Social Risk Factors


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