Who are Dual Eligibles and Why is Government Giving them the Shuffle?

Texmed.org: 9-4-202

Hundreds of patients and their doctors joined forces Tuesday in McAllen, Texas, urging state legislators to rescind budget cuts that are harming access to care for thousands of dual-eligible patients — those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Texas’ new payment policy on services doctors provide to these patients has created a medical emergency across the state. The problem has been particularly acute in the Rio Grande Valley, where severe poverty makes many Medicare patients eligible for Medicaid as well. Read More