Open Enrollment Countdown: Basic Medicare Has Some Significant Coverage Gaps – Better Plan Accordingly

Anyone who has been on Medicare or who has studied the program for any length of time knows that this program that is so essential to the health and well-being of millions of American seniors doesn’t cover everything. But with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every single day, there are well over 3.5 million people … Read more

“A Uniquely American Phenomenon” – Crippling Medical Debt Puts Millions Under Severe Financial Pressure

It’s a financial burden that in other countries would be “unfathomable,” say the health care policy experts. Millions of Americans, even many with insurance, are finding themselves with “crippling amounts of medical debt.”  Those are some of the sobering phrases we found in this just-published article from The Atlantic.  It reveals that simply getting sick, … Read more

Ready for Medicare, but not for Social Security? Some Important Things You Need to Know

Medicare and Social Security: in the minds of many these twin pillars of retirement seem to go together. Yet in fact, signing up for Medicare and starting Social Security benefits are separate decisions, and if you’re one of the millions who plan to delay beginning Social Security until after age 65, there are some important … Read more