Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Saying Goodbye is Hard. Hospice will make it easier, if Medicare will let you in.

By Rachel Armstrong Published October 30, 2019

Palliative care, particularly hospice care, is underutilized throughout the United States. Even with the multitude of well-being and cost benefits associated with the use of hospice, the dying often receive this care too late. The prognosis requirement necessary to receive the Medicare Hospice Benefit (MHB) should be modified to better serve those at the end-of-life.


The Link Between Unnecessary Medication and Television

By Rachel Armstrong Published February 23, 2019

Elderly patients are often successfully persuaded by direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising on television for prescription medication. Regulating or banning DTC advertisements would combat unnecessary medication, and improve patient-physician relations.