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Congress Schedules End to Insurance Coverage of Medicare Part B Deductible

Starting in 2020, Medigap plans will no longer be allowed to offer coverage of the Medicare Part B deductible.  

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Should I Enroll in Medicare If I'm Still Working?

Many people keep working well beyond age 65—the age when most people become eligible for Medicare.

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New Medicare Tax for High-Earners to Begin in 2013

While Democrats and Republicans were arguing over whether income tax rates for the wealthy would rise in 2013, one new tax for high-earners was certain to be imposed on January 1: a new Medicare tax that is part of the 2010 health reform law.

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Your Right to Refills If Medicare Drops Coverage of Your Drugs

Medicare prescription drug plans can change which drugs they cover, leaving you without coverage for a drug you need.

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Medicare's Coverage of Mental Health Services

Some aspects of aging can take a mental as well as a physical toll on the elderly.Medicare will cover a portion of the cost...

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How Would Paul Ryan Change Medicare?

Last year, we reported that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan proposed a budget that would radically reshape Medicare ..

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What You Pay Your Doctor Under Medicare Depends

If you have original Medicare, the doctor you visit can make a difference in how much you have to pay...

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Nearing 65 and in a Marketplace Plan? Medicare Is Almost Always Your Best Bet

Are you approaching age 65 and currently covered by a marketplace health care plan under the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”)?  If so, you should think carefully about your options. 

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