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Medicare Part B

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

Is Original Medicare enough

Is Original Medicare coverage enough?

May 4, 2016 – If you shun private coverage, can you get by on Original Medicare without purchasing supplemental coverage (Medigap and Part D prescription… 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

The new Part B premium is expected to increase by 52 percent, to $159.30/month in 2016. (For the past three years, it’s been $104.90/month.) The Part B deductible that many enrollees pay will also increase in line with premiums. (It’s been $147 for the past three years, but it’s expected to be $223 in 2016 – a 52 percent increase.)

The furor over rising Medicare Part B costs

October 22, 2015 – The new Part B premium is expected to increase by 52 percent, to $159.30/month in 2016. (For the past three years, it’s been… 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

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

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