What is ACO-Reach?

According to Republicans in congress, the ACO-Reach program is the answer to Medicare recipients’ woes. Not so, say Democrats! According the CMS.GOV, “The ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) Model encourages health care providers — including primary and specialty care doctors, hospitals, and others — to come together to form an Accountable Care Organization, or ACO. ACOs break down silos and deliver high-quality, coordinated care to their patients, improve health outcomes, and manage costs.” However, a closer analysis shows that more money will go to administrators of this plan and less to benefits. If you would like to learn more, here is a link to a video presentation. Have a watch! Exposing the profiteers behind Medicare REACH