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5 Steps To Keep You Sane During Medicare Open Enrollment

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.25.2016 | Fifty

Why is figuring out Medicare so difficult? We suspect, in part, it’s because you are expected to look into a crystal ball and know precisely how hea...

Turning 65? Here's When You Should Enroll In Medicare

Diane Archer | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Diane Archer

Confusion about when to enroll in Medicare for people turning 65 can have costly consequences. Depending on your situation, if you sign up for Medicare, you could be paying for insurance you don't need.

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Medicare Supplement Tips First

Michael Lazar | Posted 12.10.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Medicare can already be confusing enough of a topic. Then there is Medicare supplemental insurance... you know, to help you augment the other costs th...

Medicare at 50: Strengths to Build On

John Geyman | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

Traditional Medicare has proven its superiority over any private, market-based alternatives for the last 50 years. It is time to build on this social insurance model as the health care debate continues.

Privatization of Medicare: Urgency of the Latest Threat

John Geyman | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

House Republicans want to convert Medicare into a voucher program, and would like to see the Senate concur. All this ties together as the biggest threat to health care for seniors and the disabled that we have yet seen. Democrats need to discover their spine!

The Five Steps for Financial Fitness

James Berman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
James Berman

Getting your finances into shape can appear daunting. Breaking it down into categories can help simplify the process. There are five main categories that everyone should tackle.

What's Reasonable About a 'Sick Tax' on Medigap Coverage?

Joe Baker | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Joe Baker

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."

"Expanding Access to Care": The Health Insurance Industry's Magic at Work

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

As the costs of health care surge ever higher, the financial barrier to care has clearly become the biggest impediment of all.