Expert analysis of issues that impact Medicare

Seven rules for shopping Medicare Part D plans

Seven rules for shopping Medicare Part…

July 27, 2016 – From my experience dealing with frustrated Medicare enrollees, I can tell you that selecting the right prescription drug plan is one of the… Read more

Health Wonk Review for July 21, 2016

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

End of SHIP would leave beneficiaries lost at sea

End of SHIP would leave beneficiaries…

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

Proposed changes to Part D are long overdue

Proposed changes to Part D are long…

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

Making Medicare work for the poorest Americans

Making Medicare work for the poorest…

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