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2011

It’s a mad, mad Medicare system: Part 5

August 30, 2011 – Our Medicare reporter explores the benefits - including zero premiums and free gym memberships - that have lured almost 12 million seniors… Read more

Your Medigap offers will multiply as you approach 65.

It’s a mad, mad Medicare system: Part 4

July 28, 2011 – The 4th installment from Glenn Tornell's series - It's a Mad, Mad Medicare System - looks at Medigap, its 10 alphabetized plans and paper… Read more

Ten Medicare bills you'll have to pay.

Medicare out-of-pocket costs

July 14, 2011 – Overall, out-of-pockets costs have grown steadily for the average Medicare recipient over the years. Medicare spending as a percentage of a… Read more

Glenn meets a Mountie.

It’s a mad, mad Medicare system: Part 3

May 26, 2011 – It's kind of a wishy-washy legal area. And I suppose my friend Tracy could have been subjected to waterboarding by the FDA, technically.… Read more

GOP privatizes Medicare. You get the bill.

Dirty little secret: Medicare is already privatized

May 9, 2011 – It’s a dirty little secret that’s right out in the open: The GOP has already privatized Medicare for more than one out of four… Read more

Old age ain't for sissies! Medicare.

It’s a mad, mad, Medicare system: Part 2

April 26, 2011 – Despite my delight in trashing most federal programs (unless they benefit me, of course), the bottom line, in my opinion: Medicare is… Read more

Tea Party opposes cuts to Medicare.

Even the Tea Party loves Medicare

April 19, 2011 – Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and his House GOP brethern are throwing a party, and no one is coming – not even the usually reliable folks who… Read more

Who voted to kill Medicare?

Updated: Who voted to kill Medicare?

April 18, 2011 – The good news is that Ryan’s plan doesn’t appear likely to become law. The Democratic-controlled Senate and President Obama stand in… Read more

GOP pulls the plug on granny!

GOP pulls the plug on Grandma

April 15, 2011 – Get ready to meet more grandmas and grandpas (or maybe great-grandmas and great-grandpas) at the drive-thru asking, "Would you like fries… Read more

It's a MAD MAD MAD Medicare system!

It’s a mad, mad, mad, Medicare system

April 11, 2011 – After a lifetime of ignoring just about everything surrounding Medicare except puzzling over those mysterious FICA taxes that came out of… Read more