Paul Ryan eyes Medicare cuts, and he thinks Trump may help

The Rachel Maddow Show / The MaddowBlog U.S. President Donald Trump (C) listens to House Speaker Paul Ryan (L) as he gathers with Congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House… CARLOS BARRIA 12/07/17 11:06 AM—UPDATED 12/07/17 11:11 AM By Steve Benen The Republican plan has never been a secret: in the broadest sense, the party is […]
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Medicare Open Enrollment Deadline is Thursday: What You Need to Know

Open enrollment has been extended to Dec. 31 for those living in designated disaster areas nationwide By Danielle Abreu AP This image provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows what the new Medicare cards will look like. The cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers will […]
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Tax Reform: A Back Door To Killing Health Care, Medicare, And More

Judy Stone , CONTRIBUTOR  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Nursing home patient being fed (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Having failed at directly destroying health care through repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Republicans in the House are trying again by doing an end run in their tax reform bill. There are so […]

The Health 202: Work requirements are on their way for Medicaid

By Paige Winfield Cunningham November 8 at 9:25 AM THE PROGNOSIS Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, gave a sweeping speech yesterday outlining her approach to the Medicaid program. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Seema Verma declared to a roomful of state Medicaid officials yesterday that they can — for the first […]
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4 tips for making the most of Medicare’s open enrollment

PHILIP MOELLER BY PHILIP MOELLER  October 11, 2017 at 3:09 PM EDT Journalist Philip Moeller urges current Medicare enrollees to take advantage of this opportunity to evaluate their Medicare coverage and decide if they wish to make any changes next year. Photo by Troels Graugaard/Getty Images Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you […]

Despite Boost In Social Security, Rising Medicare Part B Costs Leave Seniors In Bind

By Judith Graham October 5, 2017 ABOUT INSIGHT Insight provides an in-depth look at health care issues in and affecting California. Have a story suggestion? Let us know. Millions of seniors will soon be notified that Medicare premiums for physicians’ services are rising and likely to consume most of the cost-of-living adjustment they’ll receive next year from Social […]

The great Medi-Cal paper waste

Remember the telephone book? That giant, multi-thousand-page behemoth that used to land on your doorstep once a year? Well, neither do we, barely. The heyday of the phone book is long gone, and yet communications with friends and businesses is easier than it’s ever been before. Can it be that California officials haven’t noticed that? […]
The Worst Medicare Mistake You Can Make

The Worst Medicare Mistake You Can Make

As the plan year moves on, a few of our new Medicare plan members have received some rather unpleasant surprises. They learned that the rates they will be paying for Medicare Part B will be substantially more than first thought. They are getting socked with a Late Enrollment Penalty (LEP). And they may never be […]
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