About Philip @PhilMoeller
Phil Moeller is the author of “Get What’s Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs” and the co-author of the updated edition of The New York Times bestseller “How to Get What’s Yours: The Revised Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security,” with Making Sen$e’s Paul Solman and Larry Kotlikoff. On Twitter @PhilMoeller or via e-mail: email@example.com.
Philip’s Recent Stories
Economy May 22Column: Why Medicare needs to be fixed before it works ‘for All’
Medicare has a number of coverage gaps that would need to be closed if it were expanded to cover the entire nation, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Making Sen$e May 15Will I lose Social Security benefits if I sell my house?
Extra income can change the benefits a person receives from Social Security or Medicaid, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Making Sen$e May 08Column: A financial reality check on the push for health care reform
Congressional Budget Office reports on single-payer health care, drug pricing and broader federal subsidies provide key insights into how much health care reform proposals will cost.
Making Sen$e May 01Why don’t ‘Medicare for All’ plans include Americans living abroad?
Columnist Phil Moeller answers your questions about recent 'Medicare for All' proposals and how to choose between Medicare and private insurance plans.
Making Sen$e Apr 24How will my tax return affect my Medicare premium?
Medicare’s high-income surcharges apply to an entire calendar year, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Health Apr 22Medicare and Social Security stay on unsustainable financial paths, reports show
Mostly unchanged from last year's report, the outlook for Social Security improved slightly. Its solvency was extended to 2035 due to significant changes in the program’s disability insurance fund.
Making Sen$e Apr 17Column: Will I be penalized for not getting Medicare at 65? It depends
If you are employed and have employer group health insurance, you did not need to get Medicare when you turned 65, columnist Phil Moeller explains.
Making Sen$e Apr 11Column: Drug companies try shifting blame for high prices under lawmakers’ scrutiny
Rising insulin prices are once again shining an uncomfortable spotlight on drug-company CEOs, who have been dutifully taking a public pounding before congressional committees.
Making Sen$e Apr 03How this Medicare loophole can lead to surprise medical bills
Patients look to hospital staff to take care of them and help them get better, not to expose them to additional health and financial problems.
Making Sen$e Mar 27How to navigate Social Security’s benefits after marriage, death and divorce
Your Social Security benefits can be drastically different based on your marital status, writes columnist Philip Moeller.