Tag Archives: Medicare

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Medicare

On this date, fifty years ago, July 30, 1965, at a ceremony held in Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Medicare into law. Moments later, the nation’s first Medicare Card was presented to President Harry Truman, then 81 years old. Medicare was created in 1965 when people over 65 found it virtually impossible to […]

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The Affordable Care Act in New Mexico: Saving Seniors Money on Prescription Drugs and Preventive Services

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of seniors and people with disabilities have access to more affordable prescription medications and free preventive services through Medicare. Before the Affordable Care Act, Medicare patients had to pay out of pocket for prescription drugs once they hit a certain threshold and before they reached the catastrophic coverage. […]

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Medicare Will Now Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a memo clarifying that all beneficiaries in private Medicare plans have access to equal coverage when it comes to care in a nursing home where their spouse lives.  This is the first guidance issued by HHS in response to the recent Supreme Court […]

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Medicare Drug Premiums Remain Stable Four Years in a Row

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released data showing that the average premium for a basic prescription drug plan in 2014 is projected to remain stable, at an estimated $31 per month. This news comes as seniors and people with disabilities continue to save money on out of pocket drug costs. Yesterday, […]

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Vice President Joe Biden Breaks Down the Romney-Ryan Plan for Seniors

Vice President Joe Biden breaks down the Romney-Ryan budget, how the budget affects seniors and what you can do to help win this election. Watch and share today’s video.

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President Obama: Protecting Medicare

“If Mitt Romney is elected, seniors will spend many sleepless nights.” While Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan back a plan to end Medicare as we know it, a voucher scheme that will cost each of America’s seniors an  average $6,000.00 a year, President Obama will stand strong and work to protect Medicare and America’s commitment […]

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You Earned Your Benefits. Don’t Let Mitt Romney Take Them Away.

Victims. Dependent. That’s what Mitt Romney called forty-seven percent of Americans. Including people on Medicare. But what about his plan for you? Romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. Seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. A plan AARP says would undermine Medicare. You’re no victim…you earned your benefits. Don’t let […]

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Mitt Romney Didn’t Tell the Truth About Medicare

Mitt Romney didn’t tell the truth about Medicare. Watch and share today’s video.

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s Plan for Medicare: Boo.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan plan to turn Medicare into a voucher system and repeal Obamacare. Boo. Watch and share today’s video.

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President Obama: Fighting to Preserve Medicare

It’s true, Mitt Romney will replace Medicare’s guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. The Romney-Ryan plan could raise senior’s costs up to $6,400 a year. While under President Obama: a 75% increase in health-care fraud prosecutions, lowering senior’s Medicare premiums and out-of-pocket costs. And eliminating $156 billion in wasteful Medicare subsidies to private insurance companies. […]

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