Cost increases and coverage changes are an annual event for many Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Fortunately, during the open enrollment period (which is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7), you have the ability to shop and compare plans and choose one that better fits your needs and budget. Your new plan will go into effect Jan.1, 2016. Here are some tips that can help with this process.
Republicans and the rich guys who imposed 35 years of stagnant wages on American workers now offer a prescription for easing this pain! More free stuff for corporations!
Perhaps it's time to bust the myth that universal, or government-run, or 'socialized' medicine is somehow less desirable than the present U.S. system of private health insurance.
The American people must not be distracted by the ongoing political show to the point that they miss the real action occurring behind the scenes.
Estate planning frequently addresses property transfers in contemplation of death while elder law considers retirement income issues. While it is easy...
In a front-page Wall Street Journal article a few days ago, the projection was made that a single-payer national health insurance program (NHI), as part of the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), would cost $15 trillion over ten years.
With declining social mobility, our children for the first time in history facing less opportunity and a lower standard of living than their parents, and a rapidly shrinking promise of the American dream, smashing the Class Ceiling is our most pressing priority.
Our physician training system currently increases suffering for patients like me and the millions of community caregivers who help us. It raises healthcare costs and adds significantly to physician burn-out because we neither select for empathy nor prepare future doctors to understand how patients work, live, and die.
Today's report confirms that the numbers of seniors living in poverty are growing and that the problem of senior poverty, particularly for women, is an urgent one.
Every year but two for the last 40 years, people have seen a cost-of-living increase in their Social Security checks, an inflation adjustment. But, they will see no increase at all in their Social Security benefit in 2016.
If you've noticed that your parent has become frail and in need of care, then you've probably noticed something else ... this care is really crazy expensive!
Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?
My first pair of running shoes were men's shoes because they didn't make them for women in 1974. That's how many years I've been p...
Paul Krugman's column today in the New York Times, entitled "Republicans Against Retirement" is a masterpiece of obfuscation and innuendo. It asserts that any candidate in favor of addressing the sustainability of Social Security has been bought by big money waging an ideological war at the expense of seniors.
Happy 50th birthday, Medicare! In just 15 years, you'll qualify for federally funded health insurance. Well, maybe.
Here are my top 10 reasons why I love them -- and why I am committed to protecting and expanding them for my granddaughters (and grandsons).