Medicare Open Enrollment is your chance to compare 2020 plans and choose what’s best for you. A mobile-friendly Plan Finder can help you compare plans.
“More than one-third of seriously ill Medicare beneficiaries said they had used up all or most of their savings to pay for their health care”
The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program, part of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner, can help with choices you may need to make.
Medicare has covered transplant patients who had end-stage renal disease. But coverage ends after 36 months for those younger than 65.
Health insurers that treat millions of seniors have overcharged Medicare by nearly $30 billion the past three years alone.
Physician Compare helps you find and compare physicians and other clinicians enrolled in Medicare.
The proposal would increase Medicare payments to mostly rural hospitals in the lowest 25th percentile and decrease the payments to hospitals in the highest 75th.
Medicare has opted to pay hospitals with outpatient facilities that are “off campus” a lower rate, equivalent to what it pays independent doctors for visits.
Everyone, however, will see premiums go up. It’s unclear yet how much.
The new app lets people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see if Medicare covers a specific medical item or service.
Seventy-four percent of those polled, including nearly half of Republicans (47%), favor a national government plan like Medicare that is open to anyone.
Consumers will have lower deductibles, improved access, evidenced-based services, and access to transparent, predictable cost-sharing, Inslee says
Forty-five percent say they have little or no confidence that they’ll be able to afford the cost of health coverage once they retire.