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2018’s Medicare Supplement Companies Top...

Reaching the age of 65 is when you find yourself faced with important decisions about your healthcare insurance. Spending your life working and paying into Medicare; it is now time to reap the rewards in benefits. While you must enroll in the Original Medicare, it is also the time to enroll in Medigap. One you know which letter plan is needed, it’s time to choose the health insurance carrier you want. Here is list of 2018’s top 10 Medicare Supplement companies available. Companies (A.M. Best) Rating, (S&P) Rating and how many years the company has been in the market....

How much is Medicare Part B?

Many retirees are faced with the challenges of paying for healthcare even though Medicare will provide a lot of help. It does take a lot of effort to figure out the health care coverage alphabet soup descriptions and purposes. Medicare Part B is a vital component for retirees receiving their much-needed everyday healthcare. To help answer some frequently asked questions by older Americans regarding the program, below are some key Medicare Part B provisions and how you will be able to use it for covering expenses like doctor visits and additional outpatient treatments....

Maryland’s all payer hospital model’s ex...

Maryland’s unique “all payer” health care hospital model has been authorized by the Federal health officials through 2019 as the state tries to get approval on applying a similar plan for outpatient service providers for doctors and skilled nurses as well as rehabilitation centers. The program regulates the amount a hospital can charge as an exchange for the federal government covering a larger share of the Medicare costs covered in othered states which is a strong step Maryland is able to take in fulfilling a federal requirement for lowering the annual Medicare costs by...

How Medicare and Medicaid could change f...

It was a rough ride in 2017 for the health care policy in the U.S. Even though the Obamacare repeal didn’t happen, the ACA individual mandate was killed by the GOP tax law. This is a change in the federal law the will impact millions of Americans in the years to come, more so those who are 50 – 64 years of age. Starting in 2019, those in this group will see jumps averaging $1,500 in their health insurance premiums found in an AARP study. Medicaid covers Americans who are poor, seniors, and the disabled and the affects will have an impact all throughout the U.S. In...

Adding new covered services (dental, vis...

A bill has been introduced by U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, Michigan Democrat to expand Medicare to include vision, hearing, and dental. This is a bit bold when you consider the current climate in Washington. Dental, vision, and hearing problems leave a lot of seniors affected and Levin says Medicare should cover this. Many people don’t realize that these types of conditions aren’t covered for the elderly which are most likely those who will need these treatments. Levin stated it is important to expand and improve our health insurance in the United States, not to limit it or be...
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