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Popular Medicare Plans May Face Cuts

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting ...

7 Tips To Help You Pick The Best Medicare Advantage Plan

Bob Rosenblatt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Bob Rosenblatt

This is open enrollment season, running from October 15 to December 7, when you have a chance to choose a Medicare Advantage Plan, the type of coverage selected by about 28% of the 50 million people enrolled in Medicare.

5 Ways To Benefit From Your Medicare Advantage Plan

Scott T. Latimer, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Scott T. Latimer, M.D.

These are just some of the benefits and features that can help you maximize your Medicare Advantage coverage and improve your health and well-being. Be sure to take a look at your health plan today to make sure you're getting the most from your plan.

Translating the Big Topics in the Presidential Debate

Posted 10.04.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue Here's a plain-English explanation of what Obama and Romney said about Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid by Bob Ro...

Guess Who Would Benefit From Privatizing Medicare?

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you think the idea of privatizing Medicare has gone away, that the health insurance industry has thrown in the towel on one of its biggest goals, there was fresh evidence last week that you would be wrong.

Cutting Subsidies to Insurers Are Not Benefit Cuts

Barbara B. Kennelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara B. Kennelly

It's time we call this decades-long dance with the insurance industry and Medicare what it is-- political extortion--not benefit cuts.

How We Can Afford Health Care Reform

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

There seem to be two fixes to the Medicare problem. One consists of paying private insurers differently; the other, paying providers differently. Neither involves pulling the plug on grandma.

Ryan Grim

Medicare Advantage Sellers Trick Elderly Into Giving Up Benefits | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Curtis Smith is retired, but his body doesn't know it yet. The 72-year-old's eyes still pop open at five a.m. every morning, just as they did for deca...

Why Not a "Bailout" That Restructures Health Care to Benefit All?

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michele Swenson

"Free-market" health care is as perverse an incentive as free-market police and fire protection would be, leaving everyone vulnerable, at the mercy of the marketplace.