Archive for January, 2011

Pa. court decides how long Medicare should pay

PLANNING AHEAD

Health Column: Medicare and preventive services

Dear Marci, I am 65 and just became eligible for Medicare. How much will I pay for preventive services? Paul Dear Paul, Starting in 2011, consumers who have Original Medicare will no longer pay coinsurance or a deductible for certain preventive care services recommended by the U.S. Preventive services Task Force. Recommended services, which are [...]

Medicare official doubts healthcare law savings with governmentâs ObamaCare

Washington — Two of the central promises of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law are unlikely to be fulfilled, Medicare’s independent economic expert told Congress on Wednesday.

Changes in Medicare plans may catch some seniors unaware

The 1 million Florida seniors enrolled in Medicare advantage plans have less time and fewer options during the drop period this year.

Enhanced Medicare provisions available for seniors

share: digg facebook twitter If recipients reach the donut hole, the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap, they’ll receive a one-time, tax-free $250 rebate. Recipients who fall into the drug coverage gap because of high prescription drug costs will also receive a 50 percent discount on covered brand-name drugs. Last week, U.S. Department of Health and [...]

House considers Medicare options

Washington — Months after they hammered Democrats for cutting Medicare, House Republicans are debating whether to relaunch their quest to privatize the health program for seniors.

Fixing Medicare’s Failed “Physician Compare” Website

The launch of Medicare?s Physician Compare website at year-end should have been a watershed ev

Medicare Part D Acquisition Boosts CVS Caremark

CVS Caremark could push the lower-priced generic substitutes to the costlier prescription drugs while earning a higher margin from the sale of generics

Medicare: Time to privatize? GOP ponders.

Medicare could be replaced with a fixed payment to buy private insurance, according to one Republican proposal.

GOP eyes privatized Medicare

Washington #8212; Months after they hammered Democrats for cutting Medicare, House Republicans are debating whether to relaunch their quest to privatize the health program for seniors.

House Republicans Mull Privatizing Medicare

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan tests support for his idea to replace Medicare with private plans Bill Would Release Obama Birth Info Tricky for Obama to Set Platform Energy Agenda Under Assault OPINION: A Psychiatrist’s Advice YOU DECIDE: Which Gov’t Department Is Most Wasteful?

House GOP debates Medicare privatization plan

Months after they hammered Democrats for cutting Medicare, House Republicans are debating whether to relaunch their quest to privatize the health program for seniors.

Medicare voucher plan back on table

Republicans consider a fixed-payment system to deal with soaring costs and an aging population.

Medicare voucher system weighed

Washington – Months after they hammered Democrats for cutting Medicare, House Republicans are debating whether to relaunch their quest to privatize the health program for seniors.

Cutting Billions From Defense Won’t Save Medicare: David Pauly

U.S. citizens about 45 to 50 years old and contemplating retirement should know this: In 2029 primary Medicare benefits will be 15 percent less than what they might expect.