Some seniors now face added anxiety due to delays obtaining Medicare coverage.
The Medicare board of trustees held steady with its prediction on when the program’s hospital fund will run dry: 2026.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
In states including Texas, Arizona and Louisiana, a series of events have been held to harness energy on the ground and to showcase enthusiasm.
Even in your early 60s, don't count on Medicare kicking in too soon if your boss offers a buyout. Also: How to avoid a big tax bill when taking monthly withdrawals from investments.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 12 million Americans age 65 and older have diabetes and another 23 million have pre-diabetes; to help care for this growing epidemic, Medicare provides a wide range of coverage, but it’s important to understand that they don’t cover everything.
If the recent district court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional were to be upheld, far more than the law’s most high-profile provisions would be at stake.
A new federal law will give patients more information about prices and fees when paying a doctor's visit.
A group gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offered through the federal health insurance program.
If the decision of a judge in Texas to invalidate the federal health law holds up, expect broad effects on your health care — from insurance coverage to Medicare payments to pre-existing conditions.
If you do, you could face life-long penalties and costly gaps in your health insurance coverage
How to get help for your Medicare questions.