Christine Potkul


Federal Spending Rises, Total Health Expenditures Drop in Medicare for All Plan

August 02, 2018

A recent report about Senator Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan calls attention to a substantial federal cost increase of $32.6 trillion in spending over 10 years. But, the report also reveals that total cost of healthcare spending would decrease over that 10-year period.

Congress Raises Transparency Issues With FNIH and the CDC Foundation

July 03, 2018

Congress instructed Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the CDC Foundation to disclose certain information about donors in their annual reports. However, the FNIH and CDC Foundation have failed to abide by these instructions.

Link Found Between Mammographies, Other Screenings in Medicare Enrollees

June 14, 2018

A new study has shown that older female beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, who undergo mammography screenings, have a greater likelihood of following up with other preventive tests. “It’s encouraging to see that women undergoing mammography may have increased awareness to other preventive screening measures,” said study author Stella Kang, MD, MSc, NYU School of Medicine.