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Medicare Part D

The Department of Health and Human Services is warning Medicare beneficiaries to be wary of scam artists offering coronavirus tests, often in exchange for personal details such as Medicare or Medicaid identification numbers.

Medicare Heads Up: March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 – In this week's edition: New law waives Medicare cost sharing for coronavirus testing, related visits; Some Part D plans are lagging behind… Read more

A revamped Medicare Plan Finder tool has been widely criticized as being difficult to use, not providing accurate cost estimates, and presenting incorrect information. CMS has denied technical issues, but says it's assisting beneficiaries who may have enrolled in the wrong plan.

Medicare Heads Up: December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019 – Headlines in this week's Medicare Heads Up: open enrollment is ending this week, but you still have options; most beneficiaries didn't… Read more

Devoted Health, which offers Medicare Advantage plans in Florida, is offering members a $150 voucher to apply towards an Apple watch, and joins several other insurers who have partnered with Apple, and other device manufacturers like Fitbit.

Medicare Heads Up: October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019 – Welcome to the first installment of Medicare Heads Up – a regular feature intended to deliver state and national Medicare-related… Read more

Why ‘Medicare for all’ sounds so good to so many

September 19, 2019 – Why do three quarters of Americans feel that everyone should have access to Medicare, however they understand the program as it currently… Read more

MedPAC recently told Congress that Part D could work better for some consumers – and the panel has recommended big changes. Some of those impacted – poorer and very ill Medicare members – could benefit tremendously from changes that limit or altogether eliminate out-of-pocket costs in certain circumstances.

Proposed changes to Part D are long overdue

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

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

Why Medicare recipients pay through the nose for prescription drugs

Paying through the nose for prescription drugs

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

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