Medicare

The Future of Medicare: Cutting Through the Noise

The Future of Medicare: Cutting Through the Noise

An even larger than usual amount of information has been circulating recently regarding the future of Medicare, with the issue taking center stage as the 2012 elections loom. Unfortunately, not all of the information out there is accurate.

Health Reform and Medicare: Overview of Key Provisions

Click here to watch a 20 minute from Kaiser Family Foundation to help you better understand the Affordable Care Act and Medicare.

Health Reform And Medicare: Overview Of Key Provisions

Health Reform and Medicare: Overview of Key Provisions

Watch a 20 minute from Kaiser Family Foundation to help you better understand the Affordable Care Act and Medicare.

The People Prevail: Healthcare Law Upheld

SCOTUS

The United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the people and has almost entirely upheld the Affordable Care Act. There are many beneficial provisions that have already improved and saved millions of lives.

What’s New in Medicare in 2012

January 4, 2012–  Click here for a Fact Sheet on what’s new in Medicare in 2012 under the Affordable Care Act.

The Affordable Care Act And The Future Of Medicare

Click here to view the slide show and here for the audio recording of a presentation given by the Medicare Rights Center and Florida CHAIN.

Medicare: 6 Things You Need To Know Now

The 16-page manual, “Medicare: 6 things you need to know now,” lists, for example, the many preventive medical services that are fully covered under the law for those in the original Medicare program. These include prostate and colon cancer screenings, mammograms, flu shots and pneumonia vaccinations. The guide also explains how prescription drug costs will decrease once Medicare beneficiaries reach the so-called doughnut hole — the point in Medicare drug plans at which beneficiaries have paid the full amount in the past for medications.

Physicals And Wellness Visits Covered By Medicare

Medicare pays 100% of the Medicare approved amount for Welcome to Medicare physical and yearly wellness visits.

Consumers Union Brochure On The ACA

Consumer Union’s overview of the Affordable Care Act

Can’t afford prescriptions even though covered by Medicaid and Medicare

I live on a fixed income so each month, I face the decision of which bills to pay and which medicines to purchase. I have “maxed out” my credit cards trying to make ends meet and cannot seem to get ahead. I do not qualify for state assistance for food because my income is too high.