Medicare https://30-year-vacation-8.lndo.site/tags/medicare en Paul Ryan is determined to gut Medicare. This time he might succeed https://30-year-vacation-8.lndo.site/news/paul-ryan-determined-gut-medicare-time-he-might-succeed <span>Paul Ryan is determined to gut Medicare. This time he might succeed</span> <span><span>Karen Stevenson</span></span> <span>Thu, 11/17/2016 - 5:53 am</span> <div class="field field--name-field-source field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">LA Times</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>This is scary stuff. Medicare is critical if you want to retire. Without it most boomers and seniors would have crippling medical costs in retirement. Privatizing Medicare is NOT a solution. It would save the government money but throw the risk, and increasing costs, back on the recipients. And it's not broke! Don't break it!</p> <p>"Obamacare rewrote Medicare … so if you’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare, you have to address those issues as well. … What people don’t realize is that Medicare is going broke, that Medicare is going to have price controls. … So you have to deal with those issues if you’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare. Medicare has got some serious problems because of Obamacare. Those things are part of our plan to replace Obamacare.”</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://30-year-vacation-8.lndo.site/tags/medicare" hreflang="en">Medicare</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-medicare-ryan-20161114-story.html">Read more</a></div> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:53:01 +0000 Karen Stevenson 253 at https://30-year-vacation-8.lndo.site Bad News: What Medicare Doesn't Cover https://30-year-vacation-8.lndo.site/news/bad-news-what-medicare-doesnt-cover <span>Bad News: What Medicare Doesn't Cover</span> <span><span>Karen Stevenson</span></span> <span>Sat, 11/05/2016 - 9:43 am</span> <div class="field field--name-field-source field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Huffington Post</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Medicare benefits extend to a lot of treatments and services, but not all of them. Discover what's not covered, and learn the exceptions to the rules.</p><ul><li>Routine foot care</li><li>Dental care</li><li>Services outside the United States</li><li>Services provided by family members</li><li>Routine hearing and vision</li><li>Long term custodial care</li><li>Cosmetic surgery</li><li>Alternative treatments</li></ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://30-year-vacation-8.lndo.site/tags/medicare" hreflang="en">Medicare</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bad-news-what-medicare-doesnt-cover_us_58120d85e4b0390e69ce713a">Read more</a></div> Sat, 05 Nov 2016 14:43:40 +0000 Karen Stevenson 243 at https://30-year-vacation-8.lndo.site Some Insurance Companies Move Beneficiaries to Medicare Advantage Plans Without Their Permission https://30-year-vacation-8.lndo.site/news/some-insurance-companies-move-beneficiaries-medicare-advantage-plans-without-their-permission <span>Some Insurance Companies Move Beneficiaries to Medicare Advantage Plans Without Their Permission</span> <span><span>Karen Stevenson</span></span> <span>Sat, 10/29/2016 - 8:21 am</span> <div class="field field--name-field-source field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Modern Healthcare</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Shocking news that some insurance companies, including some of the biggest healthcare insurance providers in the country, have been given permission to "seamlessly convert" beneficiaries who are eligible for Medicare into Medicare Advantage plans. These beneficiaries did not choose the plans, and may find that their doctors are not in the networks. Worse, if the beneficiary was in an employee plan and wanted to be in traditional Medicare after retirement, their placement in a Medicare Advantage plan may make it more difficult to get a Medigap plan after they retire. The CMS is halting approvals temporarily to assess the program, but 29 providers already have approval. </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://30-year-vacation-8.lndo.site/tags/medicare" hreflang="en">Medicare</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20161024/NEWS/161029970">Read more</a></div> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:21:57 +0000 Karen Stevenson 232 at https://30-year-vacation-8.lndo.site