Medicare actually offers a wide range of coverage to help beneficiaries who have diabetes, as well as those who are at risk of getting it -- but they don't cover everything. Here's a breakdown of what Medicare covers when it comes to diabetes services and supplies along with some other tips.
Proposals to limit Medigap -- a widely used form of supplemental coverage to Medicare -- pose significant risks to seniors and people with disabilities. In the end, proposals like these amount to nothing more than a "sick tax."
Medicare is underwriting up to eight counseling sessions per year for smokers who are struggling to quit. The naysayer's response is "what a waste." However, research and clinical experience tell quite an opposite story.