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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.
They range from extending the current Medicare program to people age 55 and older, to a single-payer system that does away with insurance companies and employer-based health insurance altogether.
Columnist Phil Moeller answers your questions about Social Security and Medicare, including what to do about surprise medical bills or mistakes made during Medicare enrollment.
Your guide to all the income caps, benefit payments and penalties that are changing for both Medicare and Social Security this year.
People need to be aware of the shortcomings of Medicare Advantage plans compared with original Medicare, but the solution is not to get rid of Medicare Advantage altogether, writes Phil Moeller.
The ideal retirement plan is to have enough guaranteed money coming in every month to pay for necessary expenses such as housing and food, writes Phil Moeller.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services appears to be accelerating its shift away from original Medicare toward Medicare Advantage programs, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Deductions from your payroll and Social Security check may seem like you are paying for the same thing twice, but you probably are not, writes columnist Phil Moeller.
During open enrollment, beneficiaries should consider all the pros and cons of Medicare Advantage plans, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Proposed fixes to Social Security and the effects the tax cuts could have on Medicare and Medcaid are issues voters should consider when heading to the polls, writes Philip Moeller.
Beyond premiums, Medicare recipients should also consider the specific prices they will pay for prescriptions when evaluating plans during open enrollment.
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