5 Most Expensive Medicare Drugs

Medicare spends billions of dollars each year on prescription drugs. That’s not surprising. What might be surprising, though, is how much the federal healthcare program spends ...

What Is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

You’ve probably heard the terms Medicare and Medicaid thrown around more times than you could count. But although the two programs happen to sound alike by name, there are some ...

3 Things You Never Knew About Medicare

If you’re getting close to age 65, or have even reached or surpassed it, you may be assuming that you know all you need to know about Medicare. If you mainly just know that it ...

How Are Medicare Costs Calculated?

Millions of retired and disabled Americans depend on Medicare to help them cover healthcare-related expenses, but learning all the ins and outs of this huge government program can be ...

Medicare To Experiment With Tying Drug Costs to Effectiveness

Aetna and Cigna inked deals last month with drug maker Novartis that offer the insurers rebates tied to how well a pricey new heart failure drug works to cut hospitalizations and deaths. ...

Why won’t Medicare cover dental, hearing or vision expenses?

The failure of Medicare to cover most dental, hearing and vision expenses is perhaps its greatest failing. Other critics might point to the fact that it does not cover long-term care ...

Can Medicare-for-All Save You 73% on Your Doctor’s Bill?

“What a Medicare for All program does is finally provide in this country healthcare for every man, woman and child as a right.” — Sen. Bernie Sanders “I don’t ...

Don’t fall for Medicare telephone scams

If someone working for Medicare calls and asks you for your bank account or Social Security number, hang up. According to the Federal Trade Commission, scammers are finding new ways ...

What’s new in Medicare for 2016

Whether it’s coverage for end-of-life counseling or an experimental payment scheme for common surgeries, Medicare in 2016 is undergoing some of the biggest changes in its 50 years. Grandma’s ...

What Happened to Medicare in 2015?

Medicare is the financial cornerstone of how tens of millions of American retirees handle their healthcare costs, and 2015 brought some challenges to the Medicare system that initially ...
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