Kaiser Health News posed this question to a range of health care experts: If you could only change one thing about Medicare to control costs, what would it be and why?
The experts, including former Connecticut U.S. Rep. Nancy Johnson and Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, offered a range of answers, but many focused on moving past Medicare’s fee-for-service payment structure.
Arielle Levin Becker covered health care for The Connecticut Mirror. She previously worked for The Hartford Courant, most recently as its health reporter, and has also covered small towns, courts and education in Connecticut and New Jersey. She was a finalist in 2009 for the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists, a recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship and the third-place winner in 2013 for an in-depth piece on caregivers from the National Association of Health Journalists. She is a 2004 graduate of Yale University.