As Medicare Advantage (MA) plans near its 25th anniversary — the statute that created the present system allowing private health care providers to offer a one-stop-shop option to original Medicare was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1997 — they have become a vital aspect of the program. Presently, 42 percent of Medicare participants have coverage through an MA plan, and analysts forecast that by 2030, the majority of Medicare participants will have coverage through an MA plan.
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Here Are The Common Misconceptions About Medigap
Medigap, also known as Medicare Supplement Insurance, is a type of private health insurance policy that helps individuals with out-of-pocket costs associated with Original Medicare. Original Medicare, which includes Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance), pays for many healthcare services and supplies, but it doesn’t cover all of them.
Here Are Some Ways That Retirees Can Save Money on Prescriptions Drugs
In retirement, health care costs are significant, and prescription drugs are often at the top of the list. According to a report published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2022 says that about 5.8 million Medicare recipients had trouble paying for essential prescription drugs in 2019.