New U.S. Medicare cards prompt warnings about phone scams

New U.S. Medicare cards prompt warnings about phone scams

CHICAGO (Reuters) – (The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) FILE PHOTO: A cake to celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo Navigating Medicare can be complicated, but one big change recently introduced requires that […]

U.S. Medicare expands offer to reverse late enrollment penalties

U.S. Medicare expands offer to reverse late enrollment penalties

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Call it the Obamacare-Medicare penalty. FILE PHOTO – The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as “Obamacare”, outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. on October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman/File Photo […]

Repeat after me: Social Security and Medicare are not insolvent

Repeat after me: Social Security and Medicare are not insolvent

CHICAGO (Reuters) – It happens like clockwork each year. The trustees of Social Security and Medicare issue their annual reports on the programs’ health, and doomsayers start talking about insolvency and bankruptcy. FILE PHOTO: Retirees play poker at a singles club in Sun City, Arizona, January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson This year is no exception. […]