About Medicare Articles

Understanding Medicare’s Out-of-Pocket Expenses

When people talk about Medicare costs, you may hear the phrase “out-of-pocket” used frequently. But what does it mean? “Out-of-pocket” medical expenses refer to any health-care expenses you have to pay yourself. With Medicare, these expenses may... Read more

Medicare and the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has had an impact on the Medicare program. Early-detection cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies, are now covered under Medicare Part B with no out-of-pocket charges if your doctor... Read more

How does Medicare work with Obamacare?

Medicare and Obamacare: Is Medicare part of Obamacare? While the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) brought some changes to Medicare, it doesn’t replace Medicare. Medicare isn't part of the federal Health Insurance Marketplace (sometimes called an... Read more

Medicare Coverage and Basics Overview

If you’re just about to become eligible for Medicare, you may be wondering how your Medicare coverage works and what benefits are included. Medicare is a federal health insurance program, managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, for... Read more

What’s the Difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

It might be easy to confuse Medicare and Medicaid. Both are government-administered health-care programs. Both program names begin with the same six letters. It’s worthwhile to know the difference so you can know which program (or both) you may be eligible... Read more

What are Medicare Part D-IRMAA and Part B-IRMAA?

If you're covered by the Medicare program or about to be eligible for Medicare benefits, you may have heard about the Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount, or IRMAA. These new premium adjustments were created under the Affordable Care Act and first went... Read more

2018 Medicare Prices and Out-of-Pocket Costs

Your out-of-pocket Medicare costs may change from one year to the next. Stay up to date on Medicare premiums, deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance costs in 2018. Medicare Part A, hospital coverage Medicare Part A helps cover inpatient hospital care,... Read more




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