Medicare Benefits in 2022 under discussion

As politicians are already preparing for the 2022 elections, health care will be a major topic of discussion.  Here is an editorial of what is under discussion at the federal level.  It is unfortunate that there are commercials spinning the facts way out of proportion to the actual information of the current proposals.  Stay informed … Continue reading Medicare Benefits in 2022 under discussion

Paying for Health Care

who should pay for health care? Paying for health care: the conversations continue in Washington about Medicare: reduce, eliminate, or even expand the program to universal coverage. It is my opinion that many in Washington really don’t know much about the current program, looking only at the bottom line and not at the Medicare recipients.  … Continue reading Paying for Health Care

Medical Insurance Coverage: Now & 2019

Medical insurance coverage: It appears that everyone is trying to determine what medical insurance open enrollment will look like later this year: who will be eligible, how much it will cost, what will be covered, who is eligible to enroll in which plans.  Here is what we currently know: Medical Insurance coverage: be familiar with … Continue reading Medical Insurance Coverage: Now & 2019

March 2018 Health Care Update

Health Care Update: In the News Health care update: highlights from recent news stories: Aetna and United health Care have announced that they will pass along drug rebates and discounts they receive from pharmaceutical companies to those insured by them. I do not have the effective date for either of these programs. Advocate Health Care … Continue reading March 2018 Health Care Update

Health Care News February 2018

Health care continues to be in the news daily. Mergers, in many forms, are under discussion: CVS and Aetna Insurance, Albertson’s and Rite Aid, Walgreens and Rite Aid, Advocate Health System in Illinois merging with Aurora Health System in Wisconsin, etc. And, of course, the news about Amazon; currently providing medical supplies to health systems … Continue reading Health Care News February 2018

2018 Medical Insurance Update

2018 Medical Insurance information Yes, January is almost over. But, I expect that you have just recently begun to receive bills related to medical services you had in January.  Do you have an online account with your medical insurance provider? If not, take a few minutes to create one soon. You will need your insurance … Continue reading 2018 Medical Insurance Update

Rethinking Long Term Care Options

Rethinking Long Term Care Options This morning I read about Genworth’s recent study on long term care costs in this country. They have been providing very helpful information, geographic specific as well as national trends, since 2004. The findings for 2017: the second highest increase in long term care costs since they began their reporting. … Continue reading Rethinking Long Term Care Options