Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Medicare for All? For More? Here’s How Medicare Works. Advertisement Supported by As Democrats embrace the idea of expanding the federal health insurance program, we looked at what it covers and costs. It’s far from “free.” ByAbby Goodnough Jul 31, 2019 Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, has become something of a panacea in the Democratic presidential race. Some candidates, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, want to give it to everyone. Others, like former Representative Beto O’Rourke, want to give it automatically to people who don’t have other health insurance. Many, including former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, want to give people the right to buy into a Medicare-like public health insurance program. … [Read more...] about Medicare for All? For More? Here’s How Medicare Works.
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By Jenny Deam Published 10:56 am CDT, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Houston will be one of two U.S. locations that Oscar, a tech-driven health insurance company, will launch its inaugural Medicare Advantage plans this fall. Houston will be one of two U.S. locations that Oscar, a tech-driven health insurance company, will launch its inaugural Medicare Advantage plans this fall. Photo: Education Images, Contributor Photo: Education Images, Contributor Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Houston will be one of two U.S. locations that Oscar, a tech-driven health insurance company, will launch its inaugural Medicare Advantage plans this fall. Houston will be one of two U.S. locations that Oscar, a tech-driven health insurance company, will launch its inaugural Medicare Advantage … [Read more...] about Oscar insurance to start offering Medicare Advantage in Houston
WASHINGTON — "Medicare-for-all" can mean different things to different people. For some, it's a single government-run health insurance plan for the whole country. To others, it's giving consumers a choice to buy into Medicare or keep their private insurance. But whatever the form, the proposals are built on the premise that health insurance should be a guaranteed right. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, launched the debate over "Medicare-for-all." Now, other Democratic presidential hopefuls are staking out their positions on the concept, which President Donald Trump decries as socialism. But government-backed insurance is already part of daily life, covering more than 130 million Americans. A new report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects that federal, state and local governments will be paying nearly half the nation's health care tab by 2027. A primer on Medicare and Medicare-inspired plans … [Read more...] about Many shades of meaning behind ‘Medicare-for-all’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | If You Do Medicare Sign-Up Wrong, It Will Cost You Supported by Retiring ByMark Miller Jan. 31, 2019 Tony Farrell turned 65 four years ago — the age when most people shift their health coverage to Medicare. But he was still employed and covered by his company’s group insurance. “I asked the company if I needed to move to Medicare when I turned 65, and was told that I could stick with their plan, so that’s what I did,” said Mr. Farrell, a marketing and merchandising executive for specialty retailers. At the time, he was working for a company that makes infomercials in San Francisco. Four months later, Mr. Farrell was laid off, but he kept the company’s health insurance for himself and his family under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (Cobra), the … [Read more...] about If You Do Medicare Sign-Up Wrong, It Will Cost You
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Robert Weisman Globe Staff January 10, 2019 The Globe is investigating age discrimination in the workplace. Tell us about your experiences confidentially here.Can you crowdsource life after 50?High-tech entrepreneur Tim Driver is betting on it.With consumers raving and grumbling online about nearly everything these days, Driver believes navigating the later years — landing jobs, deciding where to retire, finding elder care — remains a largely untapped market for ratings and recommendations. Advertisement This week, he’s launching Age Friendly Advisor, an Internet platform for user reviews, research, and a raft of other information for folks grappling with how and where to spend their post-retirement years. The site, agefriendly.com, aspires to be a kind of TripAdvisor for savvy seniors plotting their next moves. Among other things, it plans … [Read more...] about Landing jobs, finding care: New site hopes to help boomers navigate post-retirement life