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July 31, 2019

Happy Birthday, Medicare!

of Medicare.” (LBJ signed Medicare into law in Independence specifically to honor Truman’s effort to create national health insurance.) Truman became the first Medicare enrollee and Truman’s wife Bess got…

August 15, 2018

The latest on new Medicare cards

should safely and securely destroy their old Medicare card and keep their new Medicare number confidential. All Medicare program benefits and services will remain the same for eligible Medicare enrollees…

October 26, 2018

New to Medicare in 2019?

. How and When to Enroll in Medicare Medicare gives each new Medicare beneficiary a seven-month window to initially enroll in Medicare. This window is called your Initial Enrollment Period…

September 21, 2014

Medicare Basics and Online Tools

mymedicarematters.org. The Medicare Rights Center is here: medicareinteractive.org and by phone, 1-800-333-4114. 1-800-Medicare There are many comprehensive guides to Medicare basics; there’s a good one with info about online tools…

November 30, 2016

What’s Up with Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan?

Medicare at the time the new system comes into effect — could chose to stay in traditional Medicare. But many commentators believe that the system would end up limiting Medicare’s…

July 5, 2019

New to Medicare and News about Medicare

before you turn 65. This includes understanding how and when to enroll in Medicare. Enrolling in Medicare New Medicare beneficiaries are given a seven-month window to enroll in Medicare. This…

March 24, 2016

Medicare Ratings of Medicare Advantage Plans Are a Farce

Medicare health plan, consider: Four key things when choosing between traditional Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan Four tips for keeping your health plan costs down Five programs that lower…

November 12, 2016

Medicare Open Enrollment: Help from Online Resources

Facebook group, a community for people who are onMedicare. You can also tweet questions to @MedicareGov. Call: Try Medicare’s 24/7 customer service at 1-800-MEDICARE Use snail mail: Ask for a…

October 19, 2015

Medicare Open Enrollment 2016: What You Need to Know

compare your plan with others by using the Plan Finder on medicare.gov. Medicare’s Plan Finder can also help you find a standalone Prescription Drug Plan. MedicareInteractive.org advises calling the plans…

May 25, 2018

Higher Medicare premiums?

Some Medicare beneficiaries with high incomes are paying more for their Medicare Part B and D benefits in 2018 than ever before. While Medicare recipients have been paying higher premiums…

February 22, 2017

How to See a Dentist for Less When You Have Medicare

Dental care is the number one health care service people skimp on. Because Medicare doesn’t cover dental care and dental care can be quite expensive, many older Americans tend to…

December 12, 2012

Raise the Medicare Eligibility Age? Let’s Crunch the Numbers.

offers a two-minute explanation of why raising the Medicare age is not going to keep us from falling off any fiscal cliff and might, in fact, raise seniors’ Medicare costs….

November 3, 2015

Medicare rescue — and more from the week online

…seniors. President Obama is expected to sign the bill. Read more at Time.com. Medicare to cover end of life planning On Friday, medicare officially put into place a new rule…

October 21, 2012

Linky Sunday: Debate Watch, Medicare Enrollment, and More

…$9 per month. Read more. Speaking of Medicare… CNN Money looks at Medicare’s byzantine rules and itemizes four Medicare enrollment mistakes that are easy to make, especially if you’re working…

February 10, 2016

This New Medicare Benefit Could Change Your End of Life  

and, most important, their families have an easier grieving process.” Medicare Makes It Possible for All As of January, Medicare will pay for patients to have these conversations with their…