Posts Tagged ‘medicare’

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts TODAY – October 15, 2013

Posted on: October 15th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Medicare’s open enrollment is upon us once again and it’s important that those looking to update their Medicare plans get their choices in early.  October 15 through December 7 is when all Medicare participants can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2014.  If you are happy with your current Medicare plan […]

U.S. Boosting Medicare Advantage Payments

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Earlier this month, the Obama administration scrapped plans to cut by 2.2% the rates paid to health insurance companies that are taking part in the Medicare Advantage program.  There were many people who opposed the cuts including over 100 members of Congress and the health insurance companies themselves.  Insurers put together a convincing campaign to […]

President Obama’s Re-Election Secures Health Care Reform

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

President Obama has officially been re-elected and will be spending the next four years in the White House.  This implies, for many, that health care reform will stay intact and Americans can expect full implementation by the end of 2014.  The fate of health care reform has been hanging by a thread the past few […]

Medicare Battle During Vice Presidential Debate

Posted on: October 12th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden fought hard last night during the first vice presidential debate.  Regardless of what side of the fence you are on, it’s easy to say that this was indeed a very heated debate with solid points made by both sides.  Both candidates brought fire to the table as […]

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2013: A Complicated Subject

Posted on: October 9th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The Medicare open enrollment period for 2013 runs from October 13th through December 7th, and many Americans are concerned about new options, especially with health care reform upon us.  Once again, about 50 million Americans, most of which are seniors, are asked to review their current Medicare options and determine if they need to switch. […]

Presidential Debate Sparks Intense Health Care Reform Discussion

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Last night, Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama had their first round of debates before the Presidential election in November.  The overall feel was calm, but the topics were heated.  One area of discussion that has a lot of people confused is how each candidate is approaching America’s health care dilemma and how health […]

AARP Survey Showing A Lot Of Anxiety Among Boomers

Posted on: September 17th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) has completed a recent anxiety index report which shows 75% of the 1852 registered voters surveyed in July are concerned about prices, especially for healthcare, rising faster than their income.  The future of Medicare and Medicaid have been in question due to political discussions and this has baby […]

Understanding if Medicare Advantage Costs Less or More

Posted on: August 27th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Medicare Advantage is known as the private alternative to the traditional Medicare program for seniors.  It covers approximately 11.7 million Americans and is seen as more expensive by many.  On the flip side, some experts believe Medicare Advantage plans are cheaper.  This leaves many Americans very confused especially in today’s health care environment.  This could […]

Hospitals Throughout Nation Facing Medicare Penalties From Readmissions

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Medicare is taking a closer look at all aspects of our health care system that may be raising overall Medicare costs.  Hospital readmissions specifically, could be an indicator of a bigger problem in the system that’s contributing to the rising costs of health care and health insurance.  When patients walk out of the hospital, Medicare […]

Government and Insurers Fighting Against Health Care Fraud

Posted on: July 30th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

President Obama and his administration are stepping up their fight against health care fraud in an effort to save Americans billions of dollars.  They announced last week that they are sharing new data and investigative know-how on a scale we have not seen before to shut off as many questionable payments as possible.  Health care […]