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McConnell Vows no Cuts to Medicare after Tax Bill

Good news for Medicare beneficiaries – the massive cuts to Medicare that were feared as a result of the tax bill will not happen...
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3 Things to Know About Medicare Part C

Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage, covers both Medicare Part A and B benefits and must cover all medically necessary services. It’s...
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Medicare and VA Benefits: Do You Need Both?

You can have Medicare and Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits. However, Medicare and VA benefits do not work together. Medicare does not pay for any care that you...
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5 Medicare Myths: The Truths You Should Know

Medicare is the nation's largest health-insurance program, but many Americans still don't understand how it works. There are many misconceptions that have become popular...
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CMS Final Rule to Slash Medicare Part B Drug Payments for...

In August, we reported on the proposed cuts to the 340B drug discount program, which helps hospitals in low-income areas. The Centers for Medicare...
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Medicare Part A and B Premiums Announced for 2018

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicare Part A and B premium amounts for 2018. The standard Part...
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Changes to Medigap in 2020 … What are They?

Medigap plans supplement Original Medicare to help you pay for deductibles, copays, and other costs. But there are changes coming to Medigap starting in...
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Accountable Care Organizations Save Medicare Millions

What are ACOs? Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, began with the Affordable Care Act in 2011. They are groups of doctors, hospitals and health care...
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New Tax Reform Bill Could Slash Medicare Funds …. Here’s How

On Thursday the House Ways & Means committee released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) to simplify the Internal Revenue Code of 1986....
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Would Allowing Medicare to Negotiate Drug Prices Help or Hurt?

Much legislation has been written to allow Medicare to be involved in setting the prices of prescription drugs with the aim to bring down high...