Is there a future for Medicare Advantage?

Medicare Advantage plans will be paid less money by Medicare next year, and the year after that. The Affordable Care Act will limit Medicare Advantage administrative costs and profits to 15% of revenues (almost all it coming from Medicare). [...]

Health Care Debate: Americans are more likely to forego care.

Here is some very interesting information from A new Commonwealth survey finds that the United States leads wealthy nations in the number of adults who can’t afford health care services and end up skipping care altogether. [...]

Medicare Story: 24-hour hospital stay, $126,241 bill !!

When you spend the night in the hospital, you would assume you had been “admitted” to the hospital – but you could be wrong.  And this definition of your status could cost you thousands of dollars if your Medicare Advantage [...]

Obamacare and Medicare: What has changed?

What terrible things has “Obamacare” delivered since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010?  According to the Center for Medicare Advocacy, here is how the healthcare reform law has affected Medicare: Closing the Medicare [...]

Part D Problem: How much should eye drops cost?

A client of mine sent me an email about a problem he ran into with his Part D coverage. The problem involves his prescription for Azacite, which comes in the form of eye drops. Eye drops, or any liquid medication that is measured by “drops”, [...]

2012 Medicare Part B Premium: $99.90. It should be $300.

The Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $99.90 in 2012. This will mean a small increase for the majority of Medicare beneficiaries who have been paying $96.40 since 2009. Those who began their Medicare coverage in 2010 or 2011 have been [...]