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By Philip Moeller
This problem perfectly explains why new Medicare rules to allow coverage of non-medical expenses are so important.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
The bigger problem for Democrats is that two messages — fundamentally reshaping the nation's health care system versus defending Obama's popular law — divide the party as it tries grabbing control of Congress in this fall's elections.
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.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026 — three years earlier than previously forecast. Its giant trust fund for inpatient care won't be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting at that point.
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