Expert analysis of issues that impact Medicare
How will the Inflation Reduction Act affect Medicare enrollees?
August 23, 2022 – Under the new law, Medicare beneficiaries will see a series of prescription drug-pricing provisions phased in – mostly over the next… Read more
Seven ways to minimize your Medicare out-of-pocket costs
August 12, 2022 – As a Medicare enrollee, you'll face a range of out-of-pocket costs. When you know what to look for, you can find ways to minimize these… Read more
14 Medicare out-of-pocket costs you need to anticipate
August 12, 2022 – Medicare's a safety net, but enrollees still face a variety of healthcare costs. Here's a list of what you can… Read more
What we’ve learned from our reader Medicare Surveys
April 28, 2022 – Nearly two years of reader surveys reveal enrollee confusion about coverage options, frustration over unexpected… Read more
Who wins if we lower the age of eligibility for Medicare to 60?
September 14, 2021 – Passage of the Improving Medicare Coverage Act would be a boon to many of the 21 million Americans between the ages of 60 and 64,… Read more
You’re eligible for Medicare. Now, how can you cover your family?
June 21, 2021 – You can't add your family to your Medicare coverage. Here's a list of their coverage options once you're… Read more
Is audio-only the future of telehealth for Medicare enrollees?
June 2, 2021 – During the pandemic, many of the Medicare enrollees who utilized telehealth did it just by picking up the phone. Here's why audio-only… Read more
Medicare Heads Up: September 4, 2020
September 4, 2020 – In this week's round up of Medicare headlines: CMS proposes to pare back coverage of telehealth, audio-only visits after public emergency… Read more
Medicare Heads Up: July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020 – In this edition: Republican Senate coronavirus legislation would eliminate most 2021 Part B premium increases; Senate legislation creating… Read more
Medicare Heads Up: July 17, 2020
July 17, 2020 – In this edition: CMS administrators ask Congress to improve Part B through BENES Act; Biden campaign proposes public option plan run by… Read more