Obamacare by Decree

Obamacare. A word that is 100% guaranteed to be polarizing in almost any discussion about heatlh care. In the 2 years since a 2700 page law dubbed Obamacare has come in to being, the HHS Department and specificalyl the Secretary have issued some 12,000 pages of regulations and edicts, all in the name of making […]

Medicare Secrets They Don’t Want You to Know

Medicare will pay for a kidney transplant then expects you to die in 3 years. Bet you didn’t know that. According to the WSJ Health Blog, Medicare could save lives and money by making beneficial changes to the way they approve treatment but they choose not to. Medicare‚Äôs three-year limit on payment for anti-organ-rejection drugs […]

Are Scooters Sinking Medicare?

Medicare will spend almost $1 billion on scooters for Medicare beneficiaries but more than half those dollars are wasted on people who don’t need a motorized chair. According to a report by the OIG (Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services), many who got the scooters didn’t need one over 60% of the […]

Compare Medigap Rates

Compare Medigap rates. Compare your Georgia Medicare supplement insurance plan premiums to the lowest Medigap rates in Georgia. Get the best rates from Blue Cross GA, Gerber, Mutual of Omaha and more. Never pay too much! Compare Your Medigap Rates When you pay more you don’t get more, you simply paid too much. In these […]

Social Security – Found Money

Social Security retiree’s “on a fixed income” need all the help they can get to meet all their post-employment expenses. Even more so for those who have suffered through the lingering economic downturn that was created and then mis-managed by the federal government. Even if Social Security is your primary income source, you can still […]

Medicare Part D – What You Need to Know

Medicare Part D can be a snake pit if you don’t understand how it works. Medicare Part D can be a blessing for some but a nightmare for others. Seniors age 65 and older are not required to buy a Medicare Part D plan, but if you don’t and then later change your mind, you […]

Medicare Part B Penalties

Medicare Part B has penalties for late enrollment. Most seniors on Medicare will pay $99.90 per month this year for Part B outpatient coverage. But how would you like to pay 10 percent more for that coverage, or 50 percent more? Failing to sign up for Medicare Part B at the right time can cost […]

Medicare Recipients Less Likely to get Anti-Depressants

Medicare and Medicaid patients are less likely to receive the drugs than those with private insurance, a new study says. Hispanics and blacks are less likely to be prescribed antidepressants than whites. University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers examined data from 1993 to 2007 and found that whites were 1.5 times more likely […]

Medical Records Request

The folks in DC want to save Medicare. This will be accomplished with major surgery. Your doctor will be paid less, but so what? He earns more than you and can afford to take a pay cut, right? Some medical services may no longer be paid for by Medicare, but no big deal. You probably […]

Long Term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance (LTCI) carriers really do pay LTCI claims. The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI), Westlake Village, Calif., has published long term care insurance benefit statistics in a report based on its latest industry survey. The 10 carriers that participated in the survey said they paid $6.6 billion to a total of […]