Hey Younguns, Let's Make Some Big Money off Medicare!
Vulture Capitalists ready to descend and get some easy pickings off Medicare.
Medicare? That's for old people, no?
For the first time, young Americans will surpass Baby Boomers as the largest generation of Americans eligible to vote. Here’s why #Medicare matters for young people. #SaveMedicareNow https://t.co/bBcgJ7k8YZ
— Center for Medicare Advocacy (@CMAorg) October 10, 2018
If you know people who plan to vote, please share this handy chart with them.
— National Committee (@NCPSSM) October 18, 2018
Some EBers may be nearing the time to make decisions about Medicare.
Even though the TX legislature made us to change to Medicare Advantage Employer group , jb and I strongly suggest going with traditional Medicare and add on a supplement secondary policy if needed.
Trump, however, LOVES Medicare Advantage. Can you think why?
Fact check: during this open enrollment you can choose a Medicare Advantage plan *OR* choose to switch back to original Medicare, which may be the best choice for people who have concerns about narrow networks or inappropriately denied claims. pic.twitter.com/wmqmoO3Z5n
— Ali Bers (@Alice_Bers) October 16, 2018
Medicare Advantage companies during the Trump regime have been up to all sorts of shenanigans, gaming the federal CMS for more funding, denying coverage right and left.
CMS is reducing consumer protections in Medicare Advantage, increasing payments to MA plans & adding benefits they won’t include in original Medicare.This harms patients, Medicare & taxpayers. Medicare Advantage Plans Found to Improperly Deny Many Claims https://t.co/5O6ITSb7eU
— Center for Medicare Advocacy (@CMAorg) October 15, 2018
Medicare itself is not perfect but it has made life better for millions. There is a learning curve, however, ahead in order to be a savvy consumer.
Check out this powerpoint comparison, decision tree pdf, and other resources for those who need to learn more:
New! Together with @NCPSSM we’ve launched our #Medicare Fully Informed Project which provides a variety of unbiased, accurate and comprehensive information when choosing between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. https://t.co/WBkm4qLNrD
— Center for Medicare Advocacy (@CMAorg) October 16, 2018
The goal of the Medicare Fully Informed Project is to help by providing a variety of educational tools for beneficiaries, and those who help beneficiaries, make enrollment decisions. We hope these various formats will help beneficiaries make fully informed Medicare and related health care coverage decisions. Project materials include the following [Note: the list below are hot linked The goal of the Medicare Fully Informed Project is to help by providing a variety of educational tools for beneficiaries, and those who help beneficiaries, make enrollment decisions. We hope these various formats will help beneficiaries make fully informed Medicare and related health care coverage decisions. Project materials include the following:
Medicare Advantage Brochure
Self-help Document – Choosing Between MA and Traditional Medicare
Decision Tree Infographic: Traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage
Medicare & You Handbook – Key page corrections
Medigap – Supplemental Insurance to Help with Cost-Sharing in Traditional Medicare
Q&A Medicare Part D
Power Point Presentation: Choosing Between MA and Traditional Medicare (Depending on your settings, this will play in your browser or download for play)
The Center for Medicare Advocacy (https://www.medicareadvocacy.org), is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan law organization that provides education, advocacy and legal assistance to help older people and people with disabilities obtain access to Medicare and quality health care.
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (https://www.ncpssm.org/), is a membership organization with the mission to protect, preserve, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and the well being of current and future generations of maturing Americans.
The For Profit Medicare Advantage corporations' lobby spends millions getting Congress to support further privatization of Medicare. Don't be fooled!
Don't be fooled.Private MA plans are thriving due to Govt largesse and latitude not forthcoming for traditional Medicare.CMS could enhance coverage in regular Medicare if they wanted- and save Medicare money.That's not really the goal. #SaveMedicareNow
— Center for Medicare Advocacy (@CMAorg) October 17, 2018
Or hey, maybe some of you youguns' have some extra millions lying around to invest in the Medicare Advantage industry. It's hot! /s
Some have invested a billion in a new startup in Florida.
— Marketing Gᴜʀᴜs (@MarketingGurus2) October 18, 2018
Their plan is to use tech and other changes to provide great coverage for Seniors. Wouldn't that be great. And they plan to make some big money. I am too cynical to get excited over it.
MA market apparently potentially so lucrative that the number of companies going into it has:
— Rick Rea (@rickyrea) October 19, 2018
We all know that millions still don't have healthcare coverage.
We need a true single payer, improved Medicare for All Plan.
PNHP president Dr. @CarolParis7 cautions against half-measures masquerading as #MedicareForAll. Only #SinglePayer would guarantee quality care and provide meaningful financial protection for all. https://t.co/w6XRK78ka9 via @nytimes
— PNHP (@PNHP) October 19, 2018