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Open Enrollment

Website Errors Raise Calls For Medicare To Be Flexible Enrollment

Beneficiaries could be stuck in plans that cost too much and don’t meet their medical needs, with no way out until 2021.

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Drug Plan Finder Can Steer Enrollees To Higher Costs

Medicare’s revamped prescription drug plan finder can steer unwitting enrollees to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts.

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Medicare Outpatient Part B Premium Going Up To $144.60

Medicare’s “Part B” premium for outpatient care will rise by nearly 7 percent to $144.60 a month next year, officials said. They blamed rising spending on medications. 

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1 In 2 Seriously Sick Medicare Enrollees Struggles With Bills

The survey findings were a surprise to researchers, since Medicare is considered relatively good coverage and most people have supplemental insurance to fill its gaps.

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Medicare Enrollment: Price Comparison Tool Missing

Many risk wasting money and even jeopardizing their health care due to changes in Medicare’s plan finder, its most popular website.

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Trump Vows to Protect Medicare, But At Patients’ Expense

The bottom line: The proposed changes might make it a bit simpler to find a doctor who takes new Medicare patients, but it could lead to higher costs for seniors.

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