How the new landmark Medicare bill will lower prescription drug costs

How the new landmark Medicare bill will lower prescription drug costs

The climate and healthcare legislation that Congress is set to approve later this week includes the most important improvements to the Medicare program in nearly two decades. The changes aim to address one of the biggest concerns of seniors: the fast-rising cost of...
Big changes are looming in Medicare

Big changes are looming in Medicare

Philip Moeller, author of Get What’s Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs. This week on the podcast, we take a wide-ranging look at important changes going on in Medicare. My guest is a top expert on the program – Phillip...
The end of traditional Medicare as we know it?

The end of traditional Medicare as we know it?

Last week, Medicare announced the next phase of its plan to transform traditional Medicare. Critics argue that the planned transformation of the fee-for-service program will amount to a dramatic expansion of privatization. And, if you are enrolled in traditional...
How the new landmark Medicare bill will lower prescription drug costs

A quiet experiment is testing broader privatization of Medicare

Millions of retirees have opted out of traditional Medicare over the past two decades, choosing to join a privatized, managed-care version of the program. But the choice might not be in their hands much longer. The U.S. government has quietly launched a large-scale...

The choice between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

Original Medicare, or Medicare Advantage? This is the most basic decision you’ll make about health insurance at the point of retirement. If you opt not to join Original Medicare at that time, you forego the preexisting condition protections offered in Medigap...