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Controlling costs of Medicare and Medicaid Health Insurance Programs

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There is significant concern about the ability of the government to be able to afford Medicare and Medicaid programs. In fact, the Medicare Trustees estimate each year when the Medicare Trust Fund will go broke; that is, Medicare would only pay out what it collects in insurance premiums paid by employees and employers, requiring significant cuts in reimbursements to health care...

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From: jessica tran

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Will Medicare pay for my nursing home costs?

Will Medicare pay for my nursing home costs? | The Elder Law Office of Emma Hemness, P.A. | Planning, Protecting, Preserving | Contact Us | 813-661-5837 | http://www.hemnesslaw.com/ | http://planningforelders.com/ | 309 North Parsons Avenue, Brandon, Florida, 33510

There is a distinction that we need to draw between Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare pays very little of nursing home cost. The total amount under law that is maximum is 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, but that's only if...

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From: The Elder Law Office of Emma Hemness, P. A.

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2018 Medicare Costs

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Medicare deductible and coinsurance amounts for 2018. The Medicare Part B deductible will remain $183, while the Part A deductible will increase from $1,316 to $1,340.

The standard Part B premium remains unchanged for 2018 at $134. However, some who get Social Security benefits will pay less. The amounts individuals earning $85,000 or more will pay also remains the same:...

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From: Michael Ferrara

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Matt Salo Explains How High-Cost Specialty Drugs Change the Game for Medicaid

The high cost of Gilead Science’s hepatitis C drug Sovaldi is causing Medicaid to come up with new ways of handling such an expensive drug, according to Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

He discussed high-cost specialty drugs and their effect on Medicaid at the America’s Health Insurance Plans National Conferences on Medicare and Medicaid, and Dual Eligibles Summit in Washington, DC, from September 28 to October 2.

“ great from a public...

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From: AJMCtv

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47 Years of Medicare & Medicaid

47 years ago the nation's Medicaid and Medicare programs were born. We'll take a look at the history and evolution of those programs and the challenges they're facing today with a special emphasis on Arizona's Medicaid program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), which is now in its 30th year. Guests include AHCCCS Director Tom Betlach and AARP Arizona State President Dr. Leonard Kirschner who is a former AHCCCS Director (1987-1993).

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From: Arizona PBS

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Improve Medicare, Medicaid Now to Avoid Radical Changes Later

Mark McClellan: Since 1965, when Medicare and Medicaid started, we've seen the cost of these programs increase much faster than the rest of the economy, and today they're only continuing to grow. More: http://goo.gl/m9npi

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From: Brookings Institution

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Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare

Entitlement spending will continue to bloat the deficit, Rivlin says, adding that lawmakers and the administration must address the growing cost of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare.

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From: Brookings Institution

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The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid are government insurance programs designed to help cover healthcare costs. But, while these two programs may sound similar, they are very different indeed.

In this Elder Law Minute video, Wes Coulson, Illinois Elder Law attorney, clears up some common confusion as he explains the difference between Medicare and Medicaid.

For the complete article, visit http://coulsonelderlaw.com/difference-medicare-medicaid/

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From: CoulsonElderLaw

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Ageing Gracefully - Senior Moments Jokes

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Ageing Gracefully - Senior Moments Jokes- in this short video with share some ever funny jokes about ageing and senior moments. Enjoy!!

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From: InsuredMeds.com

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Obama: Medicare and Medicaid Are 'huge Problems'

At a news conference Tuesday morning, President Barack Obama said he is prepared to work with Democrats and Republicans to address spiraling Medicare and Medicaid costs. (Feb. 15)

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From: Associated Press

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