Medicare Advantage Changed 2019
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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…

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

Take another look at the Senate’s 10-year healthcare reform, and ask… How about slashing $500 billion from Medicare? 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…

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Plan D, to Sign, or Not to Sign: What to do by May 15th

Here’s where the new Medicare Plan D stands two weeks before the sign-up deadline. Contrary to government claims, somewhere between eight and 14 million seniors still haven’t signed up for Plan D. Four in 10 seniors don’t even know about the May 15 deadline to sign up for Plan D. Five in 10 don’t know…

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Seniors Mad as Hell, and Not Going to Take it Anymore

Every day I get between 35 and 75 e-mails from readers complaining about the new Medicare Plan D. And every day, after reading and answering this e-mail, I’m so furious that, to simmer down, I must go for a long walk or a hard swim. This may be good for my health, but not for…

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The Last Word on Medicards

You’ve got to wonder. How long did it take them to find Wanda? Recently, with the Washington press corps in tow, President George W. Bush accompanied Wanda Blackmore, 74, to a Missouri pharmacy where Wanda saved 17 bucks on a prescription using her shiny new Medicare discount card. Whoop-de-do! What a grand display of compassionate…

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