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Medicare Counseling: A Lifeline We Must Sustain

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 07.12.2016 | New York
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Valerie Bogart, Director, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources, New York Legal Assistance Group Before the members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Co...

Medicare's Drug Payment Proposal Puts Patients First

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

Medicare wants to test new ways to pay for prescription drugs, which include many expensive treatments for multiple sclerosis and cancer. Officials think that by changing the incentive, they can improve patient care while saving both patients and taxpayers money.

Understanding Medicare Supplement Insurance

Michael Lazar | Posted 07.10.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

If you are of qualifying age to receive Medicare benefits, they may not be enough to cover all of your medical related expenses. But there is an option that you can add on called Medicare supplement insurance.

3 Things You May Not Know About Medicare

Linda Bergthold | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Medicare is very complicated, with its A, B, C and D parts, but before you decide to stay with what you have, there are three things you may not know that could influence your decision.

Don't Be Surprised by Retiree Healthcare Costs

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

Retirement isn't cheap. Even though you're no longer drawing a paycheck, you still must pay for housing, food, utilities, transportation and healthcar...

Explore Medicare Before You Turn 65

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

Each day, approximately 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 -- and thereby become eligible for Medicare. Many would argue that unlike most signs of getting older, that's a good thing, considering how expensive individual health insurance has become.

How to Choose a Medigap Supplemental Policy

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

f you're planning to choose original Medicare for your health coverage, getting a supplemental policy (also known as Medigap insurance) is a good idea if you can afford it, because it will help pay for things that aren't covered by Medicare like copayments, coinsurance and deductibles.

Resigning From the AARP

Ronald J. Sider | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Ronald J. Sider

It is time for seniors who care about justice to send the AARP a message: No way! We reject that selfishness. We are ready to make some sacrifices for our children and grandchildren.

Get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

Medicare's 2013 open enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7, 2012. For most current enrollees, that's the only time to make coverage changes for the coming calendar year.

Medicare Open Enrollment Comes Early

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

If you're enrolled in Medicare, mark these dates on your calendar: October 15-December 7, 2011. That's Medicare's 2012 Open Enrollment period -- and you should note that it occurs a month earlier this year than in the past.

Investigate Medicare Before You Need It

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Alderman

If you're approaching 65, here are some Medicare basics you might want to become familiar with now, rather than waiting until the last minute.