Medicare Extra Help
Health & Medical

Medicare Extra Help a Lifesaver

3 – 4 Million Seniors Miss Out on the Medicare Extra Help Low-Income Subsidy. Are You Among Them? Check and see if you qualify below. Dennis Carter and his wife, Linda, both 71 are living solely on their monthly Social Security payments. When they found they could no longer afford to pay for their medicine…

Medicare Advantage Changed 2019
Health & Medical

How Medicare Has Changed in 2019

Every year Medicare makes changes to the nationalized program in one way or another. Typically, at the first of the year, premium and cost-sharing changes are implemented. The most common changes to expect from Medicare are new premiums, deductibles, and co-pay amounts each year. In 2019, we will see changes to Medicare that go beyond…

Medicare Budget Cuts
Health & Medical

Won’t $450 Billion in “Medicare Cuts” Destroy Medicare?

Take another look at the Senate’s 10-year healthcare reform, and ask…How about making $500 billion in Medicare cuts? That’s what the House demands of seniors to help pay for its healthcare reform bill. Either of these cuts billions more than last year’s entire Medicare budget: mammograms, surgeries, pots, pans and all. That’s how they intend…

Medicare Discount Cards
Health & Medical Political

Medicare Discount Cards: Congress Screws Seniors

What has 73 different answers to each of thousands of questions and changes its mind weekly? Oh, this is so easy. It’s the new Medicare Discount Card System. You take 40 national and 33 regional discount card companies, each with its own price for 209 different pharmaceuticals, each with its own annual fee, each with…

Medicare Advantage Program
Health & Medical

Medicare Advantage Program: Advantage to Whom?

Fool Me Once, Shame on You… FOUR YEARS AGO, when I became eligible for Medicare, I was swamped by HMOs offering me the world to sign for their “free” policies instead of using Medicare. These for-profit programs were called Medicare+Choice. “Why,” I asked the smiling UnitedHealthcare salesman, “would anyone go with plain old Medicare?” UnitedHealthcare…

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