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Medicare Advantage

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

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

Why Mom went back to traditional Medicare

November 19, 2015 – The odds are pretty high, though, that Mom would not still be counted among the living had she not switched from an MA plan to traditional… Read more

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

Medicare 50 years

Priceless safety net reaches Golden Anniversary

July 23, 2015 – If you're just a few decades old, you might be surprised to learn that Medicare, the publicly financed health insurance program for… 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

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

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