Millions of seniors get health coverage through Medicare, and the more you know about the program, the better equipped you'll be to make the most of your benefits. Here are a few key rules you should familiarize yourself with.
President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t touch Medicare before pitching a budget plan that would do exactly that, along with steep cuts to Medicaid. Democrats are calling it “savage” and “heartless,” while administration officials are insisting they are only slowing explosive growth in future years and that current Medicare benefits would remain untouched.
A rule change to the federal food stamp program proposed by the Trump administration would cause children in low-income families across the United States to go hungry, educators and hunger advocates told Congress on Thursday.
The decision came out of the blue. “Your husband isn’t going to get any better, so we can’t continue services,” an occupational therapist told Deloise “Del” Holloway in early November. “Medicare isn’t going to pay for it.”
Southern U.S. states that expanded Medicaid “experienced lower rates of physical and mental health declines” than nearby regions that didn’t expand health benefits for poor Americans, a new analysis shows in Health Affairs shows.
Private insurers are increasing their plan offerings for Medicare Advantage (MA) in 2020. Nearly 3,150 MA plans, which include expanded coverage options not available under basic Medicare, will be available in local markets to beneficiaries in 2020. That is up 15 percent from 2019, according to a recent assessment by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
From what beneficiaries will be paid to what workers could owe in payroll tax, big changes are on the way for America's top social program.
If you’re covered under Medicare, don’t let complacency prevent you from reviewing your health insurance options and maybe saving some money.
Medicare will now cover blood pressure monitoring devices for all beneficiaries suspected of reporting abnormal blood pressure levels when administered in clinical settings.
We’re doing something a little different this holiday week. Because “Medicare for All” is so much in the news, we’re rerunning an earlier explainer episode.
Hundreds of thousands who enrolled in Medicare after age 65 pay a penalty that continues as long as they live. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and other lawmakers want seniors to get more warning.
A new bill would mark a major federal investment in worker training, and would also help underemployed workers.
Her new legislation aims to make affordable, universal child care a reality.
There's one area of student loan reform where Kamala Harris has uniquely positioned herself.
When life throws you a curveball, saving for retirement Opens a New Window. becomes a more challenging goal for Americans.
Millennials take note: The key to retiring on time is starting to save money early. Follow this advice from experts
Retire in Arizona? Boomers in search of a place to land with nicer weather and lower taxes should look to the Southwest.
Minnesota is among a minority of states — just 13 — that impose a state-level tax on Social Security benefits. Why does Minnesota do that? The answer can be traced back to the overall design of our state's income tax system.
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Oral health is an integral part of overall health, but its importance to overall health and well-being often goes unrecognized.1 Untreated oral health problems can lead to serious health complications. Having no natural teeth can cause nutritional deficiencies and related health problems.2 Untreated caries (cavities) and periodontal (gum) disease can exacerbate certain diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and lead to chronic pain, infections, and loss of teeth.3 Lack of routine dental care can also delay diagnosis of conditions, which can lead to potentially preventable complications, high-cost emergency department visits, and adverse outcomes.