Hospice Care’s Midlife Crisis


Hospice Care’s Midlife Crisis

April 13, 2023

Hospice Care’s Midlife Crisis

About half of people on Medicare use hospice care before they die, but as the popular benefit turns 40 this year, it is struggling with waste, access and inequity issues. 

This week, we look at a federal experiment revamping Medicare’s hospice policy, and how it could ultimately change the way millions of people die.


Vince Mor, PhD, Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice, Brown University

Bethany Snider, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Hosparus Health

David Stevenson, PhD, Professor of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Leslie Walker, Senior Producer, Tradeoffs

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