Category Archives: Medicare

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Medicare Open Enrollment Tips, September 23, 2019

Are you happy with your relative’s Medicare plan? If not, fall is the annual “Open Enrollment” period. This is when you can change plans for the coming year. Open Enrollment for 2019 is October 15 to December 7. Even if your loved one likes the current plan, consider any new diagnoses or prescriptions since last […]

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2019 Medicare improvements, January 7, 2019

Here’s some good news to start the year! In 2019, we’ll see improvements in coverage across the major Medicare plans. About two-thirds of people on Medicare use “original Medicare.” Patients with original Medicare can go to any health care provider that accepts Medicare. Original Medicare pays for 80% of costs after a yearly deductible. The […]

Medicare celebrates 50 years!, October 1, 2015

Medicare was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, on July 30, 1965. Standing by his side as he signed the legislation were former President Harry S. Truman and his wife Bess. President Truman had first tried to enact legislation which would ensure health care for all Americans in 1945, but it would take 20 years and many negotiations for Medicare to finally become law. Today Medicare covers 55 million people and provides insurance for one in six Americans.