ERIKSEN GROUP
phone
x x x
 

Blog

Posts Tagged ‘medicaid coverage’

Here’s What Medicare Part B Costs and Covers in 2016

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

According to The Motley Fool:

“Learn how this part of the Medicare program works. 

Retirees rely on Medicare to help them with their healthcare expenses, but getting a better understanding of how the program’s different components can be challenging. Medicare Part B plays a key role in the everyday aspects of healthcare, and below, you’ll learn more of the specifics of how much Part B costs and what it covers.

What Medicare Part B costs
Medicare participants pay a monthly premium to get Part B coverage, but one of the more confusing things about the program in 2016 is that different participants pay different amounts. The standard charge for most new participants this year is $121.80 per month. But because of a law that ties Medicare increases to cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security, the majority of existing participants will pay the $104.90 monthly premium they paid in 2015. (more…)

Millions facing a hefty increase in Medicare premiums in 2016

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Yahoo Finance reports:

“Nearly a third of the roughly 50 million elderly Americans who depend on Medicare for their physician care and other health services could see their premiums jump by 52 percent or more next year. That’s because of a quirk in the law that punishes wealthier beneficiaries and others any time the Social Security Administration fails to boost the annual cost of living adjustment.

(more…)

Making government our last resort

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Indiana Economic Digest reports:

“We’ve found yet another reason to mistrust a government bureaucracy that takes money citizens earned and treats citizens like serfs. The government class often act like the put upon factory foremen, whether it is making the sick wait in a line too many don’t survive trying see a physician at a Veterans Hospital or forcing the poor to jump through innumerable hoops to obtain Medicaid while hoping a loophole can be found to disqualify a person obviously in need. This last cultural trend became widespread in Indiana during Mitch Daniels’ time as governor.

(more…)

Making government our last resort

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Indiana Economic Digest reports:

“We’ve found yet another reason to mistrust a government bureaucracy that takes money citizens earned and treats citizens like serfs. The government class often act like the put upon factory foremen, whether it is making the sick wait in a line too many don’t survive trying see a physician at a Veterans Hospital or forcing the poor to jump through innumerable hoops to obtain Medicaid while hoping a loophole can be found to disqualify a person obviously in need. This last cultural trend became widespread in Indiana during Mitch Daniels’ time as governor. It was his administration’s weakness to fail to commit to excellence in doing those things his government was committed to do – including helping poor and disabled people. Those entitled, and we use the word without negative connotation, were poorly served.Bureaucrats, while often fine people outside of their profession, work much the same in most places and in most of history – the old Soviet Union, the old Bureau of Motor Vehicles and of course the new Internal Revenue Service.

(more…)

Nearly Half Of U.S. Births Are Covered By Medicaid, Study Finds

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Kaiser Health News reports:

“About half the births in the United States are paid for by Medicaid — a figure higher than previous estimates – and the numbers could increase as the state-federal health insurance program expands under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study released Tuesday.

All pregnant women with incomes below 133 percent of the federal poverty level, just below $15,300 for an individual, are eligible for Medicaid, and many states provide coverage to women earning well above that amount.

(more…)

Taxpayers File Suit Over IRS Rule on Health Care Act Tax Credits

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Forbs reports:

“Just one day after the Internal Revenue Service additional Proposed Regulations to clarify governance issues related to the HealthCare Act, a group of taxpayers filed a lawsuit in federal court, hoping to put the brakes on the IRS’ right to enforce the Act. The case, Halbig et al v. Sebelius et al, (downloads as pdf) was filed Thursday in the District Of Columbia District Court by twelve plaintiffs, comprised of individuals and companies.

(more…)

Health insurance reform closer to reality in Illinois

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Illinois Times reports:

“The Illinois Senate could vote next week on implementing a crucial piece of the federal health insurance reforms passed in 2010, but two competing bills could lead the state in opposite directions.

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, sometimes called “Obamacare,” calls for each state to set up public health insurance exchanges in which insurance companies sell plans that meet basic state standards. Part of a larger plan in which most people in the U.S. would have health insurance, the exchanges would offer insurance plans to small businesses, people whose employers don’t provide insurance and people who otherwise wouldn’t qualify for insurance.

(more…)

How The Health Law Might Be Changed By The Next President

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Kaiser Health News reports:

“On the presidential campaign trail, Republican Mitt Romney has repeatedly called for repeal of the 2010 health law and President Barack Obama has vowed to implement it. Yet both men could face obstacles: Romney may be stymied by the lack of a majority in Congress to do his will and Obama could be forced by fiscal concerns or public opinion to revamp parts of the law.

Here is a look at how Obama and Romney might change the health law in the years ahead based on interviews with health policy experts.

(more…)

Newsletter Signup

Free Consultation
image_questions
Change Your Broker
 
x x x