Does Medicare cover cataract surgery?

Emily WhicheloeDear Marci0 Comments

Medicare generally does not pay for vision care, but it will cover certain medically necessary services, such as cataract surgery. If you have Original Medicare, these services are covered under Part B, which covers outpatient services. Medicare Advantage Plans cover the same services as Original Medicare, but may have different costs and conditions. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, contact a plan representative to learn about how the plan covers cataract surgery. Read More...

COPD Foundation: Questions About Scooters

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Medicare Rights is pleased to announce a partnership with the COPD Foundation, whose mission is to prevent and cure Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. They just shared a question sent to the Foundation’s popular “COPD Coach.” Read More...

House Republicans Propose Steep Cuts to Essential Health Care Programs

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The budget proposal approved this week by the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee is predicted to balance the federal budget in nine years, largely through across-the-board reductions in spending. One exception to these cuts is an increase of $90 billion dollars in defense spending. The proposed changes to the health care system are profound. Read More...

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Profile of Medicare Beneficiaries by Race and Ethnicity

Mitchell ClarkMedicare Watch1 Comment

According to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) highlighting the racial and ethnic backgrounds of people with Medicare, one-fifth of older Americans ages 65 and older are people of color, including 9 percent who identify as black, 7 percent as Hispanic, and 4 percent as Asian. Medicare plays a vital role in providing health coverage for the nation’s older and disabled populations. Read More...

Ask the Candidates How They Will Protect Medicare

Mitchell ClarkIn the Know0 Comments

As millions of Americans ready themselves to vote this election season, they need to know the various candidates’ positions on key Medicare issues. For this reason, the Medicare Rights Center is providing six questions to ask the 2016 presidential and congressional candidates to find out where they stand on protecting and strengthening Medicare. Read More...