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For Seniors, Medicare's Obesity-Counseling Benefit Goes Largely Unused

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Phil Galewitz and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org    The Obama administration offered hope to millions of...

New Medicare Advantage Tool To Lower Drug Prices Puts Crimp In Patients’ Choices

Seniorhelpdesk.com blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News​ This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free.Details link: http...

No Gaps In Understanding: Here’s Your Primer On Medigap Coverage

  Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News​ Every year, older adults can opt out of a Medicare Advantage plan and opt in to original Medicare...

Don’t Be Misled by False Medicare or Social Security Ads

 By Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications​ Social Security Administration Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out...

Medicare Advantage Plans Cleared To Go Beyond Medical Coverage — Even Groceries

Seniorhelpdesk.com blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News Cover photo: This is one of several vans that provides door-to-door service for seniors...

Medicare Unveils Design And Publicity Campaign For New Beneficiary Cards with the First Mailing Beginning April 2018

The new cards will be rolled out in April 2018, but federal officials are beginning an outreach campaign now so seniors are not confused when they...

What's Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)?

Senior Help Desk Healthcare Blog credited to U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244    https...

How do I get a replacement Medicare Card?

Replacing your Medicare card if it is lost, stolen, or damaged Your Medicare card is proof of your Medicare insurance. If your Medicare card was lost...

Is it Medicare or Medicaid? Understanding the Difference

Posted  by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications Social Security Administration   www.socialsecurity.gov A lot of people have a...