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Health Wonk Review for February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017 – I suspect Billy Joel was bumming about what many of us have been feeling these past few months: the conspicuous absence of that thing we… Read more

That was then. Now that Trump is president-elect, enter Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, who has long proposed privatizing Medicare, and now has not only Republican majorities in the Senate and House but a Republican president to presumably sign legislation passed by his party.

Paul Ryan wants to Trump Medicare as we know it

November 19, 2016 – Back in May 2015, Donald Trump promised, "I'm not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid." That was then. Now that Trump is president-elect,… Read more

If you're like most Medicare enrollees, you probably aren't planning to make any changes to your existing coverage for the coming year, but – like most beneficiaries – you should probably at least consider it during Medicare's open enrollment period.

Four ways to upgrade your Medicare coverage

October 28, 2016 – If you're like most Medicare enrollees, you probably aren't planning to make any changes to your existing coverage for the coming year, but… Read more

For the thousands of Americans who turn 65 each day, Medicare coverage is – in most cases – a long-awaited and welcomed healthcare safety net. But recently, an increasing number of beneficiaries have been raising an outcry about Medicare coverage they received – but never asked for.

Avoiding ‘seamless conversion’ to a Medicare plan

October 26, 2016 – For the thousands of Americans who turn 65 each day, Medicare coverage is – in most cases – a long-awaited and welcomed healthcare… Read more

Well, I can tell you, this Health Wonk Review really is unbelievable … a luxurious collection of health blogging from some terrific contributors. (And I’ll say this: They love me.)

Health Wonk Review for July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016 – I can tell you, this Health Wonk Review really is unbelievable … a luxurious collection of health blogging from some terrific… Read more

To make sense of the dizzying array of Medicare plan choices, millions rely on SHIP, a federal program that provides free, unbiased insurance counseling and information about Medicare coverage. That program is now in jeopardy of being dismantled.

End of SHIP would leave beneficiaries lost at sea

July 11, 2016 – To make sense of the dizzying array of Medicare plan choices, millions rely on SHIP, a federal program that provides free, unbiased… Read more

MedPAC recently told Congress that Part D could work better for some consumers – and the panel has recommended big changes. Some of those impacted – poorer and very ill Medicare members – could benefit tremendously from changes that limit or altogether eliminate out-of-pocket costs in certain circumstances.

Proposed changes to Part D are long overdue

July 8, 2016 – MedPAC recently told Congress that Part D could work better for some consumers – and the panel has recommended big changes. Some of those… Read more

There are three main ways for lower-income Medicare beneficiaries to cover out of-pocket-costs when they can't afford to purchase a Medigap supplemental plan or a Medicare Advantage policy.

Making Medicare work for the poorest Americans

June 17, 2016 – There are three main ways for lower-income Medicare beneficiaries to cover out of-pocket-costs when they can't afford to purchase a Medigap… Read more

Martin O'Malley has an idea that saves American businesses and households billions, improves health, and doesn't cost taxpayers a dime – and despite our current hyper-partisan politics, it actually could stand a chance of passing.

O’Malley is out; his Medicare plan shouldn’t be

May 26, 2016 – Martin O'Malley has an idea that saves American businesses and households billions, improves health, and doesn't cost taxpayers a dime –… Read more

Is Original Medicare enough

Is Original Medicare coverage enough?

May 4, 2016 – If you shun private coverage, can you get by on Original Medicare without purchasing supplemental coverage (Medigap and Part D prescription… Read more