Medicare Part D: Lower Deductibles Might Not Save Money

With Medicare prices rising and U.S. prescription drug prices still safe from government bargaining, it’s understandable that seniors might be searching for the best deal possible when it comes to healthcare. For those who require a constant supply of medications…

Medicare Drug Premiums Set to Rise Yet Again

In a sign of what may become the new normal over the next few decades, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week announced that the price of Medicare premiums for prescription drugs will be rising again this…

Medicare Official Jonathan Blum Resigns

Jonathan Blum, a key U.S. health official in the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has resigned. This, according to an internal CMS memo

Medicare Part D: Is Obama Going To Limit Coverage?

There are proposed changes to Medicare Part D that have come under fire from groups ranging from drug providers to physicians to patient advocacy groups. It began with a proposal put forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…

Medicare: Contributing To Painkiller Addiction

Addictions to painkillers for Medicare patients is growing rapidly, but could Medicare be fueling this dangerous trend? It has been discovered that nearly one in three patients who get prescriptions for painkillers, can get them from multiple doctors, and the…

Medicare Paid Millions For Drugs Provided To Prison Inmates

Medicare improperly paid out millions for prescription drugs provided to incarcerated persons, a new government report finds. How this slipped through the cracks is beyond belief. Not only are most people who are incarcerated ineligible for federal health care benefits,…

Medicare Funding Decreases, Hurts UnitedHealth

The UnitedHealth Group (UNH) spoke out this Thursday about its fourth-quarter profits, which was the first quarter under ObamaCare. UNH says that they still saw a slightly better than expected fourth quarter, due to an “overall lower medical spending trend”…

AARP And Social Security Benefits

If you’re not 50 or older, you may not be interested in AARP – the American Association of Retired Persons. AARP is a group designed to help retirees with their financial lives after the age of retirement – 62 years…

Obamacare’s Medicare Part D Disparities

According to new information from U.S. News and World Report, the Affordable Care Act Medicare Part D is feasible, but extremely “wasteful.” This information comes after months of problems with Obamacare, including the failures of the ACA website. On Tuesday,…

Medicare Open Enrollment – Is It Really That Confusing?

It’s time for the annual Medicare fall open-enrollment period. For those of you who aren’t familiar with open-enrollment, it means that seniors and those who are eligible for Medicare can choose which plan they will use or make changes to…