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Medicare is the largest payer of Healthcare services in the United States with 20% of allfederal spending going towards the program. Join hosts Meg Koepke and Melissa Cohen from Aurrera Health Group as they engage the universe of stakeholders - patients, clinicians, policy makers, insurers, caregivers, advocates and disruptors to discuss how this program has evolved since the passage of the ACA and how it needs to keep evolving to provide better care at lower costs for its beneficiaries.
 
Most of us will eventually have Medicare, and you probably have a family member or friend who is currently a Medicare beneficiary. There is a lot to learn about these vital benefits, and I will use my 10 years of experience working with Medicare beneficiaries to teach you how it works.
 
Helping you navigate, understand and properly enroll into the Best Medicare Insurance Plan. He knows how to make Medicare Supplement Plans and Medicare Advantage plans work for you. With more than thirty years of experience, Tracy McManamon answers all of your Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance questions. Free Expert Consultations exclusively to Podcast listeners by calling 877-549-1212. OneSourceBenefits.com
 
How much would you pay out-of-pocket for a five day hospital stay on Medicare? The majority of people have no idea! The problem with Medicare is there is too much information. An overwhelming amount of information and not enough resources. Medicare Nation solves that problem by educating you about all the things you want to know about Medicare, but are afraid to ask. This podcast will educate you about the components of Medicare, the different categories of Medicare Plans and Medicare benefi ...
 
Who needs Medicare help? Everybody! Financial advisors do. CPAs do. People approaching age 65 do. People over age 65 do. Right, we have a lot of work to do! We bring you real stories and real suggestions so that you can make the best Medicare decisions possible for you and your family. Need more help? Call us at 248-871-7756 and our friendly and helpful advisors can help further. Also visit our website for educational content. www.bhgvault.com
 
Changes to the Medicare payment system are on the horizon, and physicians around the country are wondering how the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will impact their practices. This series from the American Medical Association provides an inside look at what’s to come and what physicians can do now to prepare for the transition to MACRA. Hear from industry experts and physician leaders about their experiences with new payment models, quality reporting and more. Sponso ...
 
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Washington State has instituted a mandatory LTC program. Thanks, Big Brother! Listen to this episode for a history of Long Term Care insurance, from the Lazy Man's perspective. (Most severe critic: A+) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future …
 
Last podcast, we discussed expanding and improving Medicare, and since then there are a couple of major updates on the budget moving through Congress, with implications for the M4A movement! We also discuss the history of expanding and improving Medicare (or degrading, in the case of privatization). Show Notes Last podcast, we discussed expanding a…
 
This is episode 61, “To Be or Not to Be Health Insurance, That Is the Tricare Question.” My guest Miryam Weisberg is a mother of two and lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Disabled by a rare genetic disorder, her health relies on Tricare and the military medical system, to which she has access as an earned benefit of her husband's career as an…
 
Randy Carson (C2C Consulting, LLC) explains why some of the fields can look a little quirky depending on what device is being used for the visit to "Medicare for the Lazy Man.com" (Most severe critic: A-) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help futu…
 
Readers of Medicare for the Lazy Man (2021) often send messages asking for clarification or additional information. Today we review some of that correspondence in order to benefit listeners who may have similar questions or concerns. (Most severe critic: A+) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.co…
 
The extra risk one accepts when purchasing the high value "HDG" is measurable and MLM has created a tool to do exactly that. HDG almost always packs the biggest bang for the buck. However, the older the client, the smaller the risk and the better choice that high deductible plan turns out to be! (Most severe critic: A+) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR TH…
 
Chip is looking for a recommendation for a Social Security book, but I had to disappoint him. Walter asked if there will be a 2022 edition of "Medicare for the Lazy Man". I should have told him that they would have to pry the typewriter from my cold, dead hands before I stop releasing new Medicare books each year! Finally, Donna has a more complex …
 
The good news here is that Medicare is not entirely a Big Government welfare program. Some routine medical treatments are still the responsibility of the participants. In a free, capitalistic economy, that is the way it ought to be! (Most severe critic: A) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com.…
 
Turning age 65 does not cause the penalty clock to start running if you are employed or covered as a dependent by someone who is. Before dipping into the MLM Mailbag, we open a couple of surprise gifts. One is an "MLM Book Review Persuader" baseball bat courtesy of the very generous Dominick Regina. Thanks Dominick! (Most severe critic: A) Inspired…
 
If you have the answers, you will know the exact best time to start taking SS payments. For instance: how long do you think it will be before you die? Good luck with that one! (Most severe critic: A) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future re…
 
Congress has an opportunity to make real steps towards Medicare for All this week. We go over the 4 proposed reforms that would expand Medicare, what’s at play and what’s at stake, the opposition to Medicare Expansion – if you can believe it – there IS opposition to giving seniors dental care – and what you can do to help pressure our legislators t…
 
A session of free association about the advantages of supplement plans replaces the promised visit to the MLM Mailbag. What sounds like disjointed rambling is really an attempt to explain some of the subtleties in an evenhanded way. (Most severe critic: A+) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com…
 
This is episode 60, "Highlights, Volume 1." In this episode, I take clips that highlight important points about Medicare for All. I highlight: What Medicare for All is Why the public option won't work Why our current healthcare system is not affordable Why you can't be sure that insurance clerks are giving you accurate information How insurance com…
 
Many recent correspondents have expressed a change of heart, selecting Medicare supplements over the more problematic Advantage plans. An MLM Mailbag item from a reader is an excellent example of this new realization: the solid protection of a supplement plan may just be the most prudent choice. (Most severe critic: A-) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR TH…
 
If you purchase a certain company's Medicare supplement, they will pay fairly generous interest on the accompanying annuity deposit you make. This makes any deductibles and coinsurance expenses somewhat less painful! (Most severe critic: A+) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leav…
 
My clients just cannot stop asking about dental, vision & hearing insurance! I finally have a plan to offer them that should make everyone happy! (except for the cheapskates, of course) (Most severe critic: A) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help…
 
Doug & Mrs. Doug want to buy Medicare supplements but wonder what will happen to those policies when they pull up stakes. A little back-and-forth noodling finally led to a perfect solution. Wondering about Go-Go Meds? Steve says they aren't quite ready for Prime Time just yet. (Most severe critic: A+) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simples…
 
When my very obedient sister expresses shock at how easily Canadians have buckled under to their masters, you have to know things are bleak up north. Also, we dip into the MLM Mailbag and describe the bull riding action one is likely to enjoy at Cave Creek's Buffalo Chip. (Most severe critic: B+) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & E…
 
We’re joined by L.A. Kauffman, author of How to Read a Protest: the Art of Organizing and Resistance. L.A. Kauffman was the mobilizing coordinator for some of the largest demonstrations in U.S. history — the massive Iraq antiwar protests of 2003 and 2004 — and has played key roles in many other movements and campaigns. Her book is about the role of…
 
Good news for the birthday celebrants about their deductibles! Bad news for me during a rousing Watergate themed round of "Stump the Expert" (Most severe critic: A) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers. Official website: https://ww…
 
This is episode 59, “Medicaid Expansion, Missouri, and the Will of the People.” My guest, Traci Gleason, is Vice President, External Relations for the Missouri Budget Project. Before joining the Missouri Budget Project, she worked on public policy issues at all levels of government, federal, state, and local. Ms. Gleason also worked as a federal re…
 
What happens when your ship is six hours away from port? How about when a hawk invades your house? Concierge doctors? There is no end to the knowledge one can absorb from the MLM podcast! (Most severe critic: A) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & he…
 
Also, Chris needed reassurance that, as long as she is actively employed with "creditable coverage", there is no need to enroll in Medicare. (Most severe critic: A) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers. Official website: https://ww…
 
Her case has a happy ending as do other situations drawn from the MLM mailbag. Bonus: Eight steps to a happy marriage from the Babylon Bee. Correction: National Lampoon is the magazine collection I have saved, not Geographic. (Most severe critic: A) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return…
 
Supposed "experts" get cautious shoppers all worked up over nothing: attained age and issue age increases in the future will depend entirely on unpredictable circumstances and how each company reacts to them. (Most severe critic: A+) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a shor…
 
If your state forces insurance companies to use unisex community rates for Medicare Supplements, you could pay through the nose. Art & Sandy almost fell into that trap but then they learned about High Deductible plans which provide a monthly savings of $195 for EACH of them. They have the greatest agent in the whole wide world! (Most severe critic:…
 
Stephanie and Ben discuss who developed the vaccine; who is profiting from it; and the fight for global vaccine equity on this episode with guests David Mitchell of Patients for Affordable Drugs and Andrew Goldstein, a public hospital primary care doctor, assistant professor of medicine at NYU, activist, and organizer with the Free the Vaccine and …
 
Also, the BC/BS Association is under severe legal pressure from a $2.67 billion class action suit. Finally, a short Q & A may help shed some light on IRMAA. (Most severe critic: A) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers. Official web…
 
M&M host Mandy Bell, Avera eCARE Innovation Officer and Founding Member of the American Board of Telehealth for a conversation on the future of telemedicine and the impacts for Medicare and health equity. For more information check out averaecare.org and AmericanBoardofTelehealth.orgMeg Koepke and Melissa Cohen による
 
Also, we have a report from Steve on Go Go Meds and hear from an enthusiastic fan in Indiana who suddenly realizes he is corresponding with his favorite Medicare expert, the actual author of MLM! (Most severe critic: B+) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer re…
 
This is episode 58, “What You Need To Know About Medicare, Medigap, Medicare (Dis)Advantage, and How Medicare for All Benefits Seniors, Part 2.“ My guest, Diane Archer, is founder and president of Just Care USA, an independent digital media hub that focuses on health and financial issues facing boomers and their parents. Ms. Archer serves on the Br…
 
A clever bit of subterfuge managed to get this coosome - twosome back on the right track. Also, briefly mentioned, is Warren's Mother who was sick of her popularity with Medicare insurance salesmen who won't stop bothering her. We visit the happy conclusion in a future episode! (Most severe critic: A) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simples…
 
Here come Plan G+ and HDG+ which include many popular (formerly) optional benefits for a very small additional cost. The birth has taken place in Illinois but should spread across the Medicare world soon, we hope! (Most severe critic: A-) {Correction: it was a 1957 Plymouth, not a Chevy!} Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest G…
 
One doctor's study shows a disturbing trend: those under 65 are waiting for Medicare enrollment to seek treatment for potentially deadly conditions. Tsk tsk! There is no reason to risk your life by waiting until it is too late! (Most severe critic: A) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Retu…
 
62% of people now have a positive opinion of drug companies, up from 32% in 2020. What’s responsible for the sudden shift, and do pharmaceutical companies deserve this newfound adoration? We’re joined by Shannon Rotolo, co-founder of Pharmacists for Single Payer and a clinical pharmacy specialist at the University of Chicago Medicine, to debunk ind…
 
After a round of "Stump the Expert" I try to regain my composure by dipping into the mailbag to address some burning questions. (Most severe critic: B+) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers. Official website: https://www.MedicareFo…
 
Also, blessed are the landscapers, especially those who turn out not to be all that noisy after all! (Most severe critic: A+) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers. Official website: https://www.MedicareForTheLazyMan.com Send questi…
 
The Feds have very struct rules about what your agent may call this opportunity. If he messes it up you can turn him in!(Most severe critic: A) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers. Official website: https://www.MedicareForTheLazyM…
 
This is episode 57, “What You Need To Know About Medicare, Medigap, Medicare (Dis)Advantage, and How Medicare for All Benefits Seniors, Part 1.“ My guest, Diane Archer, is founder and president of Just Care USA, an independent digital media hub that focuses on health and financial issues facing boomers and their parents. Ms. Archer serves on the Br…
 
NEITHER! The insurance company needs to remain profitable AND competitive, so the premium rates will be adjusted downward or upward as needed to meet their goals. …and don't let those liars tempt you into accepting Community Rating, either! That's just like asking insurance company actuaries to don blindfolds and fling throwing knives at their pret…
 
After my humiliating defeat we briefly dip into the MLM Mailbag to respond to some questions from readers. (Most severe critic: A) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers. Official website: https://www.MedicareForTheLazyMan.com Send q…
 
M&M host Mai Pham, MD to discuss high value healthcare, transformation and her new endeavor to improve care for the neurodiverse and intellectually and developmentally disabled population. For more information on the Institute for Exceptional Care visit ie-care.orgMeg Koepke and Melissa Cohen による
 
Also known as "short term" health insurance, it is stripped of many of the costly ACA mandates, giving it a streamlined level of protection at a greatly reduced cost. For a temporary need of a year or two (or maybe three) this could be a cost effective alternative for very healthy people. (Most severe critic: A-) Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY …
 
Join hosts Meg Koepke and Melissa Cohen from Aurrera Health Group as they engage the universe of stakeholders - patients, clinicians, policy makers, insurers, caregivers, advocates and disruptors to discuss how this program has evolved since the passage of the ACA and how it needs to keep evolving to provide better care at lower costs for its benef…
 
Among other freebies, there are 20 different preventive screenings that are covered in full by Medicare: no cost sharing at all! Additionally, we describe the relatively new Telehealth benefit and explain to listeners how to check a PDP (Prescription Drug Plan) to make certain it is still the lowest cost plan available. (Most severe critic: A-) Ins…
 
In our inaugural mailbag episode, Rose Roach – Executive Director of the Minnesota Nurses – joins us to answer your questions about how Medicare for All would save money and impact rural hospitals, how to answer to pushback on cost, talking to conservatives about Medicare for All, the political landscape, petitions as a base-building tool, and more…
 
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