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Sen. Marco Rubio has warned that Medicare will bankrupt itself unless his tax and “entitlement” reform proposals are implemented. If truth be told, Medicare probably would indeed face bankruptcy should Rubio’s tax reform plan actually be implemented.

Is Medicare on the brink of insolvency?

November 4, 2015 – Sen. Marco Rubio has warned that Medicare will bankrupt itself unless his tax and “entitlement” reform proposals are implemented. If… Read more

switching from Obamacare to Medicare

Making the move from Obamacare to Medicare

July 9, 2015 – People have been transitioning from individual coverage to Medicare for decades, but the process is a little different now that Obamacare… Read more

Disability and long-term care: What’s next?

January 7, 2013 – Howard Gleckman, one of the nation’s leading experts on family caregiving and long-term care and author of Caring for our Parents, talks… Read more

The Class Act is dead -- done in by Congress.

ACA’s CLASS Act pushed over the fiscal cliff

January 2, 2013 – CLASS was designed to complement private long-term care insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and public disability programs. For Medicare… Read more

Has your doctor opted out of Medicare?

Medicare: know your limits and your doctor

April 3, 2012 – Whether you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, only basic Medicare, or Medicare with a supplement (or gap) plan, there are aspects… Read more

Seniors and Accountable Care Organizations

What seniors should expect from ACOs

January 10, 2012 – Each of these ACOs must show they meet over 30 quality measures, and those measures are what hold promise for participating seniors: an… 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

Obamacare refunds #1 billion of RX costs to seniors.

‘Obamacare’ puts $1 billion back in seniors’ pockets with even more relief coming

March 24, 2011 – On the one year anniversary of 'Obamacare', government health reforms have already put nearly a billion dollars back in the pockets of… Read more

Medicare is threatened by GOP in Congress.

Privatizing Medicare: less care, more cost

February 7, 2011 – Rep. Paul Ryan wants to replace Medicare as we know it with a system of vouchers that seniors would use to purchase health insurance on the… Read more

Death panels open in Arizona for Medicaid patients needing transplants.

GOP death panels now open in Arizona

January 8, 2011 – It’s plain to us – and to families of affected patients – that the slashed Medicaid budget in Arizona has created something… Read more