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Medicare’s Birthday: A Failed Centralized Program Turns 50

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 by Merrill Matthews and Grace-Marie Turner – The Galen Institute – Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson traveled to Independence, Mo., to sign legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid in the presence of fellow Democrat and former... Read More

7 Tips for Saving Money on Prescription Drugs

from – nextavenue.org – by Bart Astor ‘How this writer shopped around and discovered a valuable secret’ My health insurer recently refused to pay for one of my prescription drugs because I don’t have the specific disease the drug is... Read More

5 Mistakes People Make With Medicare Coverage

  The annual Medicare open-enrollment period has begun, and there’s plenty of room for mistakes when choosing among hundreds of policies. Consumers could end up paying too much for a plan that doesn’t cover what they need, according to the National... Read More

Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7

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The Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period ends December 7, and AMAC is here to help you with your Medicare questions.  Because plans make changes to their benefit packages every year, even people who are currently satisfied with their plan should review... Read More

Protecting Medicare Part D From Government Intervention

from – Forbes – by Doug Schoen It’s no secret that President Obama’s healthcare law continues to struggle despite the administration touting eight million sign-ups and 13 million people getting coverage during the first enrollment season. The... Read More

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period Approaches

from – The Wall Street Journal – by Anne Tergsen New Developments Affect Coverage Choices and Claims-Denial Appeals Got Medicare? Two recent developments may help you figure out what type of coverage to elect during this fall’s... Read More

Are the Cost of Your Prescription Drugs Out of Control?

by Diana Wisniewski – Many AMAC members call into the Medicare Department in a state of desperation over the increasing costs of their prescriptions.  In many cases the drugs have simply become unaffordable.  The cost of some drugs can be so high that... Read More

Delaying Part B with Current Coverage

Did you know… If you turn 65 and are still working, or are still covered under your spouse’s insurance through that employer or union, you may have the option of delaying your Medicare Part B saving yourself the Part B monthly premium?  If you are... Read More

Don’t Confuse Medicare With Obamacare

from WSJ – by Jennifer Waters – Covered by Medicare? Don’t Give the New Health Insurance Marketplace Another Thought. October is an important medical-insurance sign-up month for millions of Americans, both under and over 65 years old. The... Read More

AARP Branded Medicare Advantage Plans Do Not Rank Among the Best Scorers

  The Affordable Care Act (“ACA” aka “Obamacare”) will bring new opportunities and challenges to health care consumers. With more people receiving coverage on the individual market, they will need to find ways to select health plans that meet... Read More

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