Dear Liz: My husband and I are in our 50s and have widowed moms in their 80s. We always understood that when you begin taking Medicare, you are required to choose a plan such as SCAN or Blue Shield and to follow that plan’s benefits and limits. However, my friend who works in a hospital told me that you can elect to have straight Medicare and have no plan limits. Can you explain this?
Millions of seniors get health coverage through Medicare. Medicare's open enrollment period runs from Oct. 7 through Dec. 15. Participants can make key changes to their coverage for 2022. While many of us are eagerly awaiting the return of colored leaves and a full-fledged pumpkin spice takeover, seniors on Medicare...
Study shows adding vision, dental, and hearing benefits to Medicare and Medicaid reduces out-of-pocket costs for beneficiaries
Policymakers are hoping to amend Medicare to include dental, hearing, and vision for their recipients that opt to avoid the care because of the expensive out-of-pocket costs. A survey was given to beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicare Advantage to learn about their use of dental, hearing, and vision benefits and monetary issues they may deal with.
Washingtonians soon will have a chance to change their health coverage, and a few tips can help folks pick the best plan for themselves or their family. About 240,000 Washingtonians who aren’t covered through their employer get insurance through the state health exchange, where financial help is available to pay premiums. The open enrollment for the exchange is Nov. 1 through Dec. 15.
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Originally Posted On: https://fabgrandma.com/2020/09/what-is-the-difference-between-medicare-and-medicaid/. If you’re looking for health insurance outside of the private market, you’ve probably heard of both Medicaid and Medicare. These are both government programs and it’s easy to get them confused. Public health insurance, such as Medicare and Medicaid, covers 34.4% of the American population. If you aren’t covered by private insurance from an employer or the health insurance marketplace, you might wonder if you qualify. What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Here’s what you need to know.
Ask your liberal friends about Danny Glover. They will say – superstar actor featured in the Lethal Weapon film series. Supporter of Bernie Sanders for President and for single payer national health insurance. But ask older Americans who watch a lot of cable television about Danny Glover, and they will...
WASHINGTON, DC- Democrats have been obsessed with the tax returns of former President Trump. Perhaps they should refocus their magnifying glass inside. The New York Post reports that according to a nonpartisan report issued this week, old sleepy Joe may be in hock for something in the neighborhood of $500,000—that’s half a million—dollars in back taxes.
Humana Inc. HUM formed an alliance with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic to enhance access to Humana Medicare Advantage HMO plans for eligible members in Houston. The deal is expected to be effective Jan 1, 2022. Humana Medicare Advantage HMO members from Houston will be able to avail of medical care at more than 26 Kelsey-Seybold Clinic points and access more than 500 providers in 55 medical specialties in the Houston-Galveston area.
As we age, we begin to learn – sometimes firsthand – how devastating a fall can be. It isn’t quite as easy as it once was to hop back up and continue on our way. September is National Falls Prevention Month, a great time for older adults to learn about the dangers falls pose to quality of life and independence and tips to reduce risks factors.
With the current contract between Wellstar Health System and United Healthcare set to expire next month, the ongoing dispute between the two healthcare giants has turned ugly. Patients insured by United will lose in-network access to Wellstar facilities after Oct. 3 if cooler heads don’t prevail. Minneapolis-based United, one of...
Medicare enrollees have an opportunity every year between October 15 and December 7th to review their Medicare Part D drug plans and their Medicare Advantage plans to see if they want to make changes that will be effective in the new year. Medicare beneficiaries can change from one Medigap plan to another at any time during the year.
Amid seemingly endless congressional deliberations between the House and Senate on taxing and spending priorities in the multitrillion-dollar childcare, education and health care package, Rep. Robin Kelly (D-2nd) is touting her proposed extra funding for health equity measures. The Build Back Better Act, which may cost up to $3.5 trillion,...