Working Past 65 and Medicare Part B

In the last few months, I’ve helped four or five people who continued working after they turned 65.  Some had kept their employer health insurance while others had enrolled in Medicare. They all had questions, and the answers depended [...]

Obamacare: The Importance of Silver Plans

Last Saturday I met with a client who had set up her account on healthcare.gov.  She knew what her subsidy was going to be and she was ready to pick a health insurance plan. She showed me a print out of her plan options that included the premiums [...]

Good News Bad News

There sure are highs and lows when it comes to Obamacare news. GOOD NEWS I heard from a self-employed person in Benson that he got signed up through healthcare.gov for a Health Net Silver plan for $61 per month (after his subsidy). Because he [...]

Obamacare: Who qualifies for AHCCCS/Medicaid?

Medicaid in Arizona is knows as AHCCCS (pronounced “access”). That stands for the “Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System”.  Arizona is expanding AHCCCS enrollments under Obamacare by raising income limits to 133% [...]

Help with Medicare and Drug Costs

FROM CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services): Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, Medicare’s “Extra Help” program sets it up so this year you might pay no [...]

Woman can’t afford her prescriptions.

Just a few days to go until the end of the Medicare Open Enrollment period and I have a few observations and questions. Why are Part D plans allowed to change drastically from one year to the next? I’ve written about the First Health Part [...]