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Medicare Assistance Program can save Branch County seniors money

Medicare Assistance Program can save Branch County seniors money
Enroll in Medicare Savings Programs. • Review your Medicare supplemental ("Medigap") insurance needs compare policies and pursue claims and refunds. • Identify and report Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse. MMAP counselors will not advise you on …
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Medicare to Review Drug Prescriptions Strictly!
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, last Monday have declared that all healthcare providers should enroll to Medicare for ordering medications for its patients, under its new drug program referred as Part D. This move would help bar …
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Medicaid, Medicare coverage can merge
He said in an email that people who enroll in the plan “work with a care manager … who will get to know them individually and explore (their) needs and preferences for health care.” Markva said supplemental benefits “not available under traditional …
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58% Of Seniors Worried Their Health Plan Could Be Cancelled – According To New Poll By The Senior Citizens League


Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014

One of the most politically incendiary issues of last fall’s Obamacare launch may turn into a major issue with senior voters in 2014, says The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), a nonpartisan seniors organization. According to a new poll released today by TSCL, 58 percent of seniors, including those over the age of 65, say that they are worried that their health plan could be cancelled to meet new Obamacare requirements, versus 42 percent who said they aren’t.

Most of TSCL’s members and supporters are seniors 65 and older with Medicare coverage. The poll, which was conducted late January to mid February, was designed to test seniors’ perceptions about the confusing new health law. It did not distinguish between seniors 65 and over who are covered by Medicare, and seniors under the age of 65 who are now required to have health insurance under the new healthcare law. The poll simply asked, “Are you worried that your health plan could be cancelled to meet new Obamacare requirements?”

“Clearly, older seniors with Medicare perceive themselves as affected by Obamacare,” states TSCL Chairman, Ed Cates. “That’s important for Members of Congress to understand, since public perception of issues decides elections,” he notes. “It would be a mistake to underestimate the concerns that Medicare – eligible seniors have about Obamacare, even though these individuals are not mandated by law to purchase a plan on the new federal health exchange,” he observes.

TSCL points out that older seniors have different Obamacare worries than those of seniors under the age of 65. “The 2015 rates for Medicare Advantage plans have yet to be announced, but seniors 65 and over are already worried that they could be affected by successive funding cuts made to plans under the new health law,” notes Cates.

The TSCL poll was conducted just prior to the Obama Administration’s recent announcement that healthcare consumers may be able to renew older insurance plans that don’t meet the health law’s benefit requirements for another two years — if their states allow it. “TSCL believes the new rule is important to protect individual policy holders from further disruption, but we remain concerned that the rule alone may not go far enough,” says Cates. “Another round of older plan cancellation notices would be due to go out just prior to election day, and that could be a determining factor for voters,” he adds.

What is your experience with Obamacare? TSCL is soliciting stories and comments from seniors. Visit TSCL at sLeague.org.

With about 1 million supporters, The Senior Citizens League is one of the nation’s largest nonpartisan seniors groups. Located just outside Washington, D.C., its mission is to promote and assist members and supporters, to educate and alert senior citizens about their rights and freedoms as U.S. Citizens, and to protect and defend the benefits senior citizens have earned and paid for. The Senior Citizens League is a proud affiliate of TREA The Enlisted Association. Please visit http://www.SeniorsLeague.org or call 1-800-333-8725 for more information.







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Could Medicare be increased to pay 100% of medical expenses for seniors and double the medicare Premium?

Question by MAGANAME CATABAGE OBONGO: Could Medicare be increased to pay 100% of medical expenses for seniors and double the medicare Premium?
for all people who are medicare enrolled or would it not offset the cost?

People on Medicare pay a premium for it and also pay a premium for a supplemental policy to cover the 20% Medicare doesn’t cover, the supplemental policies are double the cost of the Medicare premiums and in some cases even higher, so could medicare double the premium and cover 100%?
For me if my Medicare premium were doubled and they paid 100% I would not need supplemental insurance and I could save $ 140.00 dollars a month and Medicare would double the amount I pay in for the other 20% of cost..

Best answer:

Answer by Insurance Pickle.com
No. It’s called “usage.” That’s why a $ 0 deductible isn’t just $ 1000 more a year than a $ 1000 deductible. The $ 1000 deductible could easily be $ 2000 a year or more cheaper. Why? Because people with a $ 0 deductible have no incentive to NOT go see the doctor, so the plans get USED more.

So, to answer your question, yes they could probably make it 100% coverage, but it would easily cost five times as much. That’s also why in our practice we generally don’t sell a company ONE health plan for their employees. We combine TWO plans (a main health plan and a hospital/surgical plan) because it’s greatly more cost effective…to the tune of 30-50% more effective.

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1-800-MEDIGAP Announces Nationwide Thanksgiving Holiday Hours to Support Americas Seniors


(PRWEB) November 27, 2013

At 1-800-MEDIGAP, we understand that many seniors require the assistance of their loved ones in understanding medical benefits and making other life arrangements. 1-800-MEDIGAP understands that the Holiday Season is the only time many families are together to help an aging family member with such tasks. Our company understands the broad range of needs in the senior community; and we will be open to support the time contraints and availability of our market. Seniors can expect reliability and trust in compiling the best Medicare supplement plans with 1-800-MEDIGAP. Thursday, November 28-29th the 1-800-MEDIGAP call center will be open from 9 a.m. EST to 9 p.m. EST to support those looking for medical gap coverage, and will resume regular hours Saturday November 30th.

While your family is gathered around in the living room watching a post-dinner football game, that is also an opportune time to check out esteemedliving.com. 1-800-MEDIGAP is proud to be working in conjunction with Esteemed Living to offer great insightful information for its customers. Robin Ball, Managing Editor for Esteemed Living Magazine says, “Our goal at Esteemed Living is to speak to the desires and needs of the growing Boomer community. The baby boomer community is the most educated, healthiest, wealthiest and most vibrant consumers and because that audience is such a vital part of American culture it is our focus to meet their needs.” If you are a caretaker for a aging adult or just a loved one who enjoys sharing great resources, Esteemed Living is a great holiday gift to share. You can download the most recent magazine in PDF format here.

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1-800-MEDIGAP compiles the best Medicare supplement options and helps to take out the time consuming hassle of shopping around for a plan. 1-800-Medigap has professional agents that are insightful, and ready to give guidance on which plan options are best for specific situations. Shopping around for plans could take hours to compare supplemental insurance plans. 1-800-MEDIGAP is here to make the insurance search less time consuming and no matter what insurance carrier a consumer chooses, the facts do not change and 1-800-MEDIGAP provides credible service to their patrons.