Medicare Advantage Increasingly Popular With Seniors — But Not Hospitals and Doctors

Some providers refuse to accept it, coverage can be more limited and studies show it costs taxpayers more than traditional Medicare.

Uncle Sam Wants You to Help Stop Bogus Medicare Advantage Sales Tactics

CMM is encouraging seniors and other members of the public to report insurers' misleading or deceptive ads and other promotional materials.

Three Trends Raising Medicare Drug Costs, Jeopardizing Coverage

Here’s a closer look at these trends , amid rising Medicare premiums, and some action points for Medicare beneficiaries.

Medicare Advantage Being Terminated by Health Care Systems

At least a half-dozen U.S. health systems — including a major one in California — are terminating Medicare Advantage contracts.

Feds Rein In Use of Predictive Software That Limits Care for Medicare Advantage Patients

Plans are cutting off patients' coverage based on algorithms even if their doctors determine they still require nursing home care.

Medicare Part D: Need-to-know Changes

Medicare drug coverage is changing drastically. For example, the savings on one drug could be as much as $16,000.

Hep C’s Number Comes Up: Can Biden’s 5-Year Plan Eliminate the Longtime Scourge?

Seniors, who make up a large percentage of those infected with hepatitis C, often are denied treatment even if they are insured.

‘Shadow Taxes’ That Can’t Be Ignored

Clients approaching or already on Medicare need to understand the tax implications, including the truth about Roth IRAs. (By Steven Jarvis)

N.C. Hospitals Have Sued Thousands of Their Patients, a New Report Finds

More than two-thirds of U.S. hospitals sue patients or take other legal action against them, such as garnishing wages.

3 Ways to Jeopardize Medicaid Benefits

Advisors who don’t pay attention may inadvertently mess up the financial future of individuals with disabilities. (By Liz Yoder)

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