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.
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.
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!
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."