Tag Archives: Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid in the News

Medicare and Medicaid are in the news almost daily.  Here are some snippets of what we've seen and heard: Biden Debt Limit Talks Today to Cover Medicare, Medicaid | FDL ... Bipartisan talks on increasing the nation's debt limit, which have morphed into a wider discussion about deficit reduction, resume today. Francine Hardaway: Can Berwick…
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Finding an Elder Law Attorney to be Your Medicaid Advisor

Many Medicaid advisors are elder law attorneys. When your parent owns property and has investments then a Medicaid advisor can guide you and your parent through options to preserve your parent’s estate.  In a recent post, I discussed the importance of planning for your parent’s smooth transition to Medicaid. A Medicaid advisor will guide you…
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Medicare and Medicaid For Senior Citizens

There are two main programs administered by the government that offer benefits to senior citizens - Medicare and Medicaid.  Medicare is available for all senior citizens age 65 or older.  Those under age 65 with certain disabilities may also be eligible for Medicare.  If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must have entered the…
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Do You Know The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Do you know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?  A lot of people get the two programs mixed up and there is a difference.  If you are on Medicare you may also be eligible for Medicaid. Medicare is the federal health insurance program that covers: People 65 years of age and older. Some people with…
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Does Medicare Cover Diabetic Supplies

Recently it was reported that obesity was becoming the number one health problem in the USA.  With obesity comes the danger of diabetes.  If you have been diagnosed as being diabetic, Medicare Part B covers diabetic supplies and services.  Do not use your Part D Medicare benefit for these supplies. Medicare has contracted with various…
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Now Legal To Buy Canada Prescription Drugs Cautiously

Wow great new from the US Senate.  They passed a bill making it legal to purchase prescription drugs from Canada over the Internet here in the USA. Great news for Part D participants and not such good news for Big Pharma.  But if you are going purchase on-line from Canada - BE CAREFUL. For Medicare…
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