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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

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

O’Malley is out; his Medicare plan…

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 Medicare on the brink of insolvency?

Is Medicare on the brink of…

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

Making the move from Obamacare to Medicare

Making the move from Obamacare to…

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

Is Original Medicare coverage enough?

Is Original Medicare coverage enough?

May 4, 2015 – If you shun private coverage, can you get by on Original Medicare without purchasing supplemental coverage (Medigap and Part D prescription… Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medicare out-of-pocket costs

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

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

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

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