Medicare costs return to spotlight following deficit debate

Controversial proposals regarding Medicare expenses have moved back into the forefront of discussions as a result of the federal deficit debates, leading many to voice concerns regarding the increase of hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars to the medical bills of seniors.  It has not yet been determined whether any of these new proposals will be enacted in 2011, considering the current impasse faced by the government regarding its spending.  The Republicans are currently demanding these proposals so that trillions can be hacked from the federal budget.  However,…

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Medicare is just not enough for senior citizens

With most U.S. senior citizens carrying Medicare the well used system has its pitfalls, leaving many worrying about coverage. Democrats have recently stated that they would not allow the Republicans to cut the funding to Medicare and its beneficiaries. However, even with this possibility, Medicare just is not enough for senior citizens. Supplemental health insurance is given to many senior citizens in order to close the gap and pay less. More often than not, getting health insurance can be rather confusing, as well as expensive. Thankfully, though, there are special…

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