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$e’s Paul Solman and Larry Kotlikoff. On Twitter @PhilMoeller or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philip’s Recent Stories
Making Sen$e Sep 18Column: Studying Elizabeth Warren’s plan to fix Social Security
Warren’s proposal is based on a lot of solid evidence, writes columnist Philip Moeller, but it also seeks to fix larger-scale problems for which there are no easy solutions.
Making Sen$e Sep 113 problems that are spiking health care costs, according to this surgeon
In his new book, Dr. Marty Makary laments that many of his colleagues have abandoned the Hippocratic Oath in favor of charging inflated prices for surgeries and health procedures that are not in their patients’ best interests.
Making Sen$e Aug 30Why you shouldn’t be afraid to talk to your health insurer
Your health insurer knows more about your coverage than anyone, including the often inscrutable rules about what’s covered and how much you pay for coverage in premiums, annual deductibles and co-pays.
Making Sen$e Aug 22Column: Employers are helping clear the haze on health care prices
Employers are encouraging employees to use lower-cost, high-quality providers because it saves employers money as well.
Making Sen$e Aug 12Column: Why these unique Medicare Advantage plans are poised for popularity
Medicare medical savings accounts permit people to receive fee-for-care health services anywhere in the U.S.
Making Sen$e Jul 31Should disabled Americans drop Medicare for employer insurance?
Here are some of the issues and decisions that people with disabilities may face if they return to work.
Making Sen$e Jul 25Will Medicare cover my addiction treatment?
In terms of whether Medicare will cover addiction treatment, the key variable is whether such care is proscribed as medically necessary.
Making Sen$e Jul 17How to handle a surprise medical bill when there’s a Medicare mixup
Patients can be hit with medical bills they weren't expecting because insurance and Medicare coverage can be confusing. But there are groups that can help, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Making Sen$e Jul 10What you need to know about Social Security’s ex-spousal benefits
Navigating Social Security and Medicare can be difficult. Columnist Philip Moeller is here to help answer your questions.
Making Sen$e Jul 04How Medicare can be used for people with disabilities
Figuring out what benefits Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security each provide for a person with disabilities can be complicated.