Medicare Patients More Satisfied than those with Employer and Marketplace Insurance

Medicare patients more satisfied than those with employer and marketplace insurance “This article provides evidence that people with employer-sponsored coverage were more likely than Medicare beneficiaries to forgo needed care, experience access problems due to cost, encounter medical bill problems, and be less satisfied with their coverage… …After adjustment for poverty status, health status, and […]

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Drug Coverage with Medicare is Optional via Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Plan) 

Drug Coverage with Medicare is Optional via Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Plan) “Medicare prescription drug coverage is an optional benefit. Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to everyone with Medicare. If you decide not to get Medicare drug coverage when you’re first eligible, you’ll likely pay a late enrollment penalty […]

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Gaps in Medicare Coverage

Gaps in Medicare Coverage “Traditional Medicare does not cover some services that could greatly benefit many older adults and people with permanent disabilities, including long-term services and supports (LTSS), dental services, eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Beneficiaries in Medicare who need these services must pay the full cost out of their own pockets unless they have […]

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Medicare Part A Coverage

Medicare Part A Coverage “In general, Part A covers: Inpatient care in a hospital Skilled nursing facility care Inpatient care in a skilled nursing facility (not custodial or long-term care) Hospice care Home health care 2 ways to find out if Medicare covers what you need Talk to your doctor or other health care provider […]

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People Aged 65 and Up and Under 65 Receiving Social Security Disability Qualify for Medicare

People Aged 65 and Up and Under 65 Receiving Social Security Disability Qualify for Medicare “Medicare is the federal health insurance program created in 1965 for people ages 65 and over, regardless of income, medical history, or health status. The program was expanded in 1972 to cover certain people under age 65 who have a […]

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