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By Philip Moeller
A recent report from Social Security auditors found about a quarter of low-income beneficiaries were not properly transferred from Supplemental Security Income to regular Social Security when they turned 62 years old.
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.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
Barring an enrollment surge, the nation's uninsured rate could edge up again after a yearslong coverage expansion that has seen about 20 million people obtain health insurance.
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.
The proposal could create winners and losers among seniors, insurers, middlemen and drugmakers.
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.
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