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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.
Even as current support programs fall short of meeting retiree needs, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid spending for older Americans is projected to take an ever-larger bite of total federal spending.
New ratings now reflect staffing levels based on objective payroll records and not on nursing homes’ self-assessment of staffing adequacy.
This problem perfectly explains why new Medicare rules to allow coverage of non-medical expenses are so important.
A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation offers a helpful look at these plans.
When Social Security was created, family benefits did not drop off sharply when one spouse died because few women were in the workforce. But with the first baby boomers now age 72, the volume of very difficult survivor situations will…
Realistically, money earned today is worth more than money earned in the future, writes Philip Moeller.
Medicare does cover at-home care services if they are prescribed by a physician or other licensed caregiver, but does not cover so-called custodial care.
Beginning next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be permitted for the first time to broadly cover non-medical expenses that can help Medicare enrollees improve their health.
If you live abroad and have Medicare, here's what you'd need to qualify to use it.
The right to the spousal exemption from getting Medicare does not apply to non-married couples.
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