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Assistance Programs That Help Seniors With Health Care Costs

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are several financial assistance programs that can help Medicare beneficiaries who are having a tough time paying their out-of-pocket health care costs. Here's what's offered, along with the eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Three Reasons Why Medicare Cost-Shifting Is the Wrong Solution

Joe Baker | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Joe Baker

The president opened last week's State of the Union address calling for "modest" changes to contain Medicare costs. Yet, there is little consensus among lawmakers on what to do about Medicare. As this discussion unfolds, Congress must remember three key Medicare facts.

Controlling Rising Health Care Costs: Medicare Is the Solution, Not the Problem

Joe Baker | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Joe Baker

Medicare does a better job than private plans at controlling health care costs. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare will lead the market in providing better quality care at a lower price.

Sam Stein

Orszag Victory: Experts Side With White House In Medicare Reform Dispute | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of prominent health care experts, including members of a Congressional Budget Office advisory panel, are taking the Obama White House's side i...

No Breakthrough In Talks But Bipartisan Panel Close To Agreement On Medicare Savings

AP | DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators agreed tentatively Tuesday on a plan to squeeze an additional $35 billion out of Medicare over the n...