Understanding the Debt Problem - Explained by David M. Walker

David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the US and Head of the G.A.O. (1998-2008), explains America's debt problem in balanced, compelling and understandable terms.

Cleanly organizing and presenting the key elements driving the deficit and the debt, Walker draws on his experience as America's "accountant in chief" from 1998-2008 and as a former Public Trustee for Social Security and Medicare (1990-95). Having served during both Republican and Democrat administrations, he reveals how both...

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From: KeepingAmericaGreat.org

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Obama's Promise for Change in Social Security and Medicare

The National Committee will work hard to convince Congress and the Obama administration to enact the following legislative priorities; pass nationwide health care reform, reducing Medicare's costs for beneficiaries and the government, eliminate wasteful subsidies to private Medicare programs,using that money to improve care for seniors, eliminate means-tested Part B premiums to keep Medicare affordable for all, ensure any Social Security reform proposals address long-term solvency without...

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From: NationalCommittee

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Can I Get Medicare Part B If I Do Not Have Medicare Part A?

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Yes.

If you are not eligible for free Medicare Part A hospital insurance, you can buy Medicare Part B, without having to obtain Part A.

You must be age sixty-five or older, a resident of the U.S., and a U.S. citizen.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must be a lawfully admitted alien who has lived in the U.S. continuously for the five year period immediately preceding the month of enrollment.

A lawfully admitted alien is a permanent resident of the U.S. who...

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From: eHealth Medicare

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Fulfilling A Legal Duty: Triggering A Medicare Plan From The Administration (Part 1 of 2)

Fulfilling A Legal Duty: Triggering A Medicare Plan From The Administration (Part 1 of 2) - House Oversight - 2011-07-12 - House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Witnesses: Panel I: Mr. Jonathan Blum, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Panel II: Dr. Charles Blahous III, Public Trustee of Social Security and Medicare; Dr. Joseph Antos, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy; Mr. James Capretta,...

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From: HouseResourceOrg

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Do you have questions about Medicare

Do you have questions or concerns about Medicare or Medicare-related health insurance plans and programs? SHIPs answer questions about Medicare and assist people in obtaining coverage through options that include the Original Medicare program, Medicare Advantage (Part C) Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans, and programs designed to help people with limited incomes pay for their health care, such as Medicaid, the Medicare Savings Program, and the Low Income Subsidy. SHIPs also help...

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From: SHIP National Technical Assistance Center

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Fulfilling A Legal Duty: Triggering A Medicare Plan From The Administration (Part 2 of 2)

Fulfilling A Legal Duty: Triggering A Medicare Plan From The Administration (Part 2 of 2) - House Oversight - 2011-07-12 - House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Witnesses: Panel I: Mr. Jonathan Blum, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Panel II: Dr. Charles Blahous III, Public Trustee of Social Security and Medicare; Dr. Joseph Antos, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy; Mr. James Capretta,...

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From: HouseResourceOrg

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What is Medicare Initial Enrollment Period?

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Initial Enrollment Period is when you can enroll into Medicare for the first time.

It starts three months before you turn age sixty-five and lasts for seven months.

If you already get benefits from the Social Security Administration or the Railroad Retirement Board, you are automatically entitled to Medicare Part A, Hospital Insurance, and Part B, Medical Insurance, starting the first day of the month that you turn sixty-five.

You do not need to do anything...

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From: eHealth Medicare

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Do I Have to Pay for Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance?

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You will not have to pay for Medicare Part A if you or your spouse worked and paid Social Security taxes for at least 10 years.

If you or your spouse did not pay Medicare taxes while you worked and you are age 65 or older, you may be able to buy Part A.

Call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 for more information about buying Medicare Part A.

For more Medicare FAQs please visit: http://www.ehealthmedicare.com/about-medicare/faq/

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From: eHealth Medicare

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Medicare in 2016

On Thursday, October 15, the Social Security Administration announced that there will be no cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2016. At the same time, the Medicare Part B premium and deductible is expected to increase significantly for some people next year.

 

Watch the Medicare Rights Center, Social Security Works, and the Alliance for Retired Americans discuss what this means for you.

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From: Medicare Rights Center

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: What Happens When You Outlive Your Savings? Part 2

Previously on INSIGHTS, the daughter of a stroke victim talked about her experience trying to find a nursing home and qualify for Medicaid coverage, while she coped with the realities of her mother’s future. This second part of a two-part discussion will reveal the options and benefits of planning ahead for the rising cost of long-term care.

For more information on Medicaid, long-term care and additional help services, we have provided this list of useful online resources:

1. Med-QUEST...

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From: PBSHawaiiorg

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