Medicare spending is, and always has been controlled by private healthcare businesses whose primary goals center on the maximization of income and profits. Whenever healthcare reform efforts call for Medicare Continue Reading….
Welcome to my first Follow the Money blog post where I will look at why Republicans are embarking on a quest for Medicare privatization. The answer is not what you think Continue Reading….
Representative Tom Price’s nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) should be of concern to all Americans who are concerned about the future of Medicare. Is Representative Price Continue Reading….
The reason doctors hate Medicare today is simply because it, and only it, has the power to limit the unsustainable growth of doctors’ income. Doctors call Medicare’s efforts “governmental intrusion” in Continue Reading….
Medigap F Policy Phase-Out Like many Medicare beneficiaries without supplemental health insurance through a former employer or the government, my mom relies on a Medigap policy to pay for the out-of-pocket Continue Reading….
The Medicare & You 2017 handbook has very important pieces of information that can get lost in the 132 pages of text. Changing or dropping Medicare coverage, for example, can have Continue Reading….
It’ s annual Medicare Open Enrollment (Oct 15-Dec 7) time and Medicare beneficiaries are being asked to make Medicare health plan choices that include many private insurance products (e.g., Medicare Continue Reading….
I have spent the last three weeks sharing with you how I researched available Medicare health and drug plan choices for my 80+ year old mom using the information and documents found Continue Reading….
Having completed the stand-alone Medicare Part D (PDP) evaluation for my mom (assuming she will stay with original Medicare), I am now ready to see if a Medicare Advantage plan (Medicare Part C) Continue Reading….
To complete the evaluation for finding my mom’s cheapest Medicare Part D plan (see BB’s Medicare Open Enrollment: Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans ), I will narrow down the selection by Continue Reading….