CMS Projects Health Costs To Rise Over Next Decade

National health expenditure growth is expected to average 5.5 percent annually from 2018-2027, reaching nearly $6.0 trillion by 2027, according to a report published today by the independent Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Medicare

Almost every American over the age of 65 is covered by Medicare, or will be after they retire. However, there are a lot of aspects about this massive health insurance program that are not well understood by many people. With that in mind, here are a few things Americans often don’t know about Medicare and what you should know about each. Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions About Medicare” »

What You Need To Know: MEDICARE vs. MEDICAID

Understanding Medicare vs. Medicaid for maximum benefits

Medicare and Medicaid can be confusing, partly because the names sound so similar. But they’re two very different government healthcare programs. Medicare focuses on adults age 65 and older and Medicaid focuses on low-income individuals and families. The benefits, costs, and eligibility requirements are different for each program. Neither program has automatic enrollment so it’s important to understand what each one offers. Knowing which to apply for helps maximize your healthcare benefits.
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How Is The Trump Healthcare Plan Different From Obamacare?

President Trump’s plan to reform healthcare took a big step forward recently when the House of Representatives voted to repeal and replace Obamacare with an entirely new health insurance system. This new health insurance program — the American Health Care Act, or Trumpcare — is very different from the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

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Medicaid for Pregnant Women

Pregnant women whose income exceeds 133% of the Federal Poverty level may qualify under “expanded eligibility” for Medicaid services under the “medically needy” classification even if they wouldn’t normally qualify for Medicaid. Continue reading “Medicaid for Pregnant Women” »