Posts filed under: Public Programs – Medicare & Medicaid

By Stephen Ohlemacher | AP July 13 at 5:02 PM WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security can expect to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January, according to projections released Thursday by the trustees who oversee the program.But...
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By:  Susan Jaffe June 6, 20175:30 AM ET Each year, thousands of Americans miss their deadline to enroll in Medicare, and federal officials and consumer advocates worry that many of them mistakenly think they don’t need to sign up because...
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by Eileen Ambrose, AARP, May 31, 2017 http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-2017/new-medicare-cards-facts-fd.html Here’s what you need to know The cards will automatically be mailed to all 58 million current beneficiaries. New Medicare cards arriving next year will no longer display Social Security numbers, a...
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By Beth Baker, Next Avenue Contributor MAY 17, 2017 @ 01:27 PM In 2012, Ti Randall of New York City, who has Alzheimer’s disease, had run out of savings. His Social Security and a veteran’s pension helped cover his basic...
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BY PHILIP MOELLER  February 15, 2017 at 6:05 PM EST As predicted, people are understandably confused about how Social Security’s meager 0.3 percent 2017 cost of living adjustment, or COLA, is affecting their Part B premiums for Medicare. Today’s mailbag...
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Jordan Rau and Julie Appleby / Kaiser Health News Feb 15, 2017 Dale Marsh has not been enamored with his health insurance since the Affordable Care Act took effect. Premiums for Marsh, 53, and his wife, Tammy, rose, their deductibles...
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AARP Bulletin, January/February 2017 Issue  Download and Share Our Medicare Special Report MEDICARE WORKS WONDERS for millions of American families, providing affordable access to today’s most advanced health care. Poll after poll invariably confirms its popularity. But will Medicare continue...
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The Trump Administration and congressional Republicans seem to be moving full speed towards capping federal payments for Medicaid. But they may be missing a key piece of the story: Two-thirds of the program’s dollars go to the frail elderly and...
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