Tamara Lytle |Washington Watch | Comments
Bulletin Today | PoliticsIt’s budget time on Capitol Hill, and remaking Medicare is a hot topic. On Sunday, Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the chairman of the House Budget Committee, revealed some of his budget blueprint for Medicare. He still wants to convert the program into a premium support system under which beneficiaries would get a set amount of money to buy insurance. But only people under the age 55 would be affected. Ryan told Chris Wallace of Fox News that his new Medicare plan …
Sally Abrahms |Caregiving | Comments
Bulletin Today | CaregivingMedicare beneficiaries: If you’ve been impacted by Hurricane Sandy and can’t meet the Dec. 7 annual open enrollment period deadline, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering other options. The best scenario is to select the Medicare plan you want for 2013 in time to ensure your health and prescription drug coverage kicks in by Jan. 1, 2013. But what if you can’t? If you can’t select a plan by Dec. 7 you can still enroll in …
Elizabeth Nolan Brown |Brooklyn, NY | Comments
Bulletin TodayMissing Out? Millions of older Americans might qualify for healthcare, prescription drug, food and utility bill assistance—if they only knew about it.
Alejandra Owens |General News | Comments
Personal HealthThis guest post is written by Lisa Yagoda, MSW. After many years helping people navigate the Medicare maze, I have learned that whether you are new to Medicare or not, there is always something more to learn. And the best place to start is with the basics. Just follow these five tips, and you will be on your way to getting the most out of Medicare: Enroll when you are first eligible. You might not need to enroll in Medicare …