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Medicare Part D

Four ways to upgrade your Medicare coverage

Four ways to upgrade your Medicare…

October 28, 2016 – If you're like most Medicare enrollees, you probably aren't planning to make any changes to your existing coverage for the coming year, but… Read more

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

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

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

Paying through the nose for prescription drugs

Paying through the nose for…

August 8, 2015 – Americans pay far more for their prescription medications than citizens of any other country. In fact, we pay almost 40 percent more than… 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

Medicare Advantage, Medigap and Part D … oh my

Medicare Advantage, Medigap and Part D…

May 7, 2015 – There’s no right or wrong choice – Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare plus supplemental coverage both work well. But there are… Read more

It’s a mad, mad Medicare system: Part 3

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

May 26, 2011 – It's kind of a wishy-washy legal area. And I suppose my friend Tracy could have been subjected to waterboarding by the FDA, technically.… Read more

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

‘Obamacare’ puts $1 billion back in…

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 open enrollment season starts

Medicare open enrollment season starts

November 15, 2010 – During the annual Medicare open enrollment period, it's always prudent of seniors to take a look at their existing Medicare coverage and… Read more