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” »
For people with diabetes, Medicare Part B will cover blood glucose monitors, test strips, lancet devices, and lancets. In addition, glucose management solutions for those with diabetes are covered whether someone uses insulin or not.
A detailed review of how Medicare’s prescription-drug benefit works.
Millions of Medicare participants currently rely on Part D to help them pay for prescription drugs. However, it can be difficult to understand all the elements associated with this program, since it operates slightly different from most other parts of Medicare. Still, it’s important for all current and future recipients to know what Part D will cover and how much it cost. Continue reading “What Does Medicare Part D Cost and Cover in 2017?” »
While it appears Americans’ spending on prescription drugs fell last year for the first time in nearly six decades, no one on Medicare ought to take that as a signal not to invest in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP). Continue reading “How to Sign Up for Drug Coverage” »
The United States Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released data indicating Medicare Part D prescription drug plan premiums are projected to remain stable in 2014. Continue reading “Are Medicare Premiums Expected to Remain Stable in 2014?” »
We’ve often discussed Medicare costs … particularly, the deductibles, copays, coinsurance charges, and premiums someone might expect to pay for the various Medicare parts and plans.
The Voice of America reports that the global trade in counterfeit drugs has risen to $30 billion a year. According to the VOA, 40 percent of the drugs sold in some countries are of the counterfeit variety, and contribute to frequent treatment failure and loss of life.