How Medicare covers mental health

  Let’s hope it never happens but there may come a time in your life when you need mental health care. Your Medicare covers a wide variety of such services in both hospital inpatient ...

Common misconceptions about Medicare

There are many factors to consider so that you get the Medicare plan that best meets your health and budget needs. To navigate your health care options during this year’s annual enrollment ...

Why 50-year-olds should be eligible for Medicare

Yet again, the U.S. has come in last in a survey measuring the state of health in developed countries. This latest piece of disheartening news put the spotlight on people over 65, ...

Does Medicare Cover Vision Services?

Countless seniors rely on Medicare for their health-related needs in retirement. Unfortunately, the scope of Medicare’s coverage is somewhat limited — a shortcoming that ...

Does Medicare Cover Assisted Living?

It’s estimated that 70% of seniors 65 and over will end up needing some type of long-term care, whether it’s a nursing home or an assisted living facility. Assisted living ...

3 Costs Medicare Beneficiaries Have to Pay Out of Pocket

Are you counting the days until you become eligible for Medicare as you watch health insurance premiums rise and wonder about the future of Obamacare? If so, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, ...

How medical tourism could save medicare

Passage of the Senate Republican health care bill in the U.S. is far from certain. Public support for it is less than 20% According to former U.S. president Barack Obama, it would “raise ...

Does Medicare’s free annual wellness visit do any good?

The annual checkup is an almost distinctly American ritual. It’s the single most common reason we see our doctors, despite persistent controversy about it (these pro and con articles ...

Medicare for all

Medicare was proposed in 1966 with the intent that every American be able to enroll. Insurance companies lobbied to limit the program to those age who are 65 and older, under the theory ...

Make the most of Medicare’s drug coverage

Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to everyone with Medicare. It’s a good deal. Medicare subsidizes the outpatient drug benefit, generally paying about 75 percent of the program’s ...
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