Category Archives: Oregon Senior Health & Life Insurance

How the Social Security Cost of Living Increase will Affect the Part B Premium

Source: How the Social Security Cost of Living Increase will Affect the Part B Premium – Medicare Rights Blog

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5 New Facts About Retirees’ Real Health Care Bills

Researchers have published new out-of-pocket health spending estimates for higher-income Medicare enrollees. Source: 5 New Facts About Retirees’ Real Health Care Bills

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Medicare Advantage Plan Count Rises 10%

The cost of the median plan is on track to be 8.5% lower in 2018 than it is this year. Source: Medicare Advantage Plan Count Rises 10%

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Medicare Buyers Guide 

Medicare Guide This guide will help you quickly understand the basics of Medicare and the decisions you will want to make so the program best meets your needs. There is no single solution right for everyone and no best Medicare … Continue reading

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After 52 Years, Medicare Remains a Bright Spot in Our Nation’s Health Care System – Medicare Rights Blog

Source: After 52 Years, Medicare Remains a Bright Spot in Our Nation’s Health Care System – Medicare Rights Blog

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Like Hunger Or Thirst, Loneliness In Seniors Can Be Eased

Like Hunger Or Thirst, Loneliness In Seniors Can Be Eased By Judith Graham It’s widely believed that older age is darkened by persistent loneliness. But a considerable body of research confirms this isn’t the case. In fact, loneliness is the … Continue reading

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Medicare Beneficiaries’ High Out-of-Pocket Costs – The Commonwealth Fund

More than one-fourth of all Medicare beneficiaries, 15 million people, spend 20 percent or more of their incomes on premiums plus medical care, including cost-sharing and uncovered services. Financial burdens and access gaps highlight the need to approach reform with … Continue reading

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Trump administration lets consumers skip HealthCare.gov – Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

The Trump administration took another step Wednesday toward deregulating federal insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act. The new policy will allow consumers to skip HealthCare.gov entirely to sign up for coverage in 2018. Source: Trump administration lets consumers … Continue reading

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The Bipartisan ‘Single Payer’ Solution: Medicare Advantage Premium Support For All

The Bipartisan ‘Single Payer’ Solution: Medicare Advantage Premium Support For All | At the intersection of health, health care, and policy. Source: The Bipartisan ‘Single Payer’ Solution: Medicare Advantage Premium Support For All

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Medicare Supplement Insurance or Medicare Advantage? Open Enrollment Question

Medicare Supplement Insurance or Medicare Advantage You have some decisions to make once you’re enrolled in Original Medicare (Parts A and B). One decision is whether to get other coverage to help with some costs that Original Medicare doesn’t pay. … Continue reading

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