Tag Archives: Medicare

Beneficiaries’ lack of Medicare knowledge could lead to dissatisfaction in plans

More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries find their insurance confusing and difficult to understand, according to a recent survey by MedicareAdvantage.com, which also revealed that many don’t grasp basic insurance terminology. The study sample included 1,000 respondents enrolled in Medicare and took place over August 17 to 19. Participants were quizzed about topics ranging from… Read More »

To ‘Keep The Lights On,’ Doctors And Hospitals Ask For Advance Medicare Payments

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). Darrin Menard, a family physician in Lafayette, Louisiana, has spent the past month easing patients’ anxieties about the coronavirus that has killed 10 people in his parish so far. But Menard has his own fears: How will his medical practice… Read More »

After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »

Trump’s Executive Order Could Bankrupt The Medicare Trust Funds In Less Than 5 Months

THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES – 2019/10/03: U.S. President Donald Trump signs an Executive Order #13890 at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Last Thursday, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) with sweeping implications for how Medicare is priced and,… Read More »