medical benefits

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Inequality in healthcare is shocking.

Age at Home-Is it a Right? Part I

This week Bernie Sanders apparently tweeted, “Home-based Care Should be a Guaranteed Right.” I say, the right to age at home comes with responsibilities. That means taking a clear-headed look at the realities of long life right now. And using the combined influence of our generation to change the ageist, classist culture around us years before we need extra care […]

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Seniors Aging In Place Have Unmet Needs

Finally, someone with a national voice is speaking out for “my people.” You and I, presently self-sufficient, older adults aging at home. I’ve been active on Buncombe County’s Aging Plan Committee and the regional Aging Coordinating Consortium. I find the attention of both groups drawn to the rural frail and poorest among us. Although I understand these currently pressing priorities, […]

Don’t Leave Your Future to Chance

Take Care of Your Physical, Mental & Financial Well-Being Did you know that many people pay too much for Medigap Supplementary and Medicare Part D prescription policies simply because they don’t take the time to visit Medicare.gov  between October 15 and December 7 each year? Deductibles go up and down, premiums vary, formularies change. Most people can change providers annually. To […]

Grabbing Our Advantage

In April the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it would allow non-skilled in-home supports to be added as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019. As might be expected, corporations, such as major insurance carriers (Humana) and Home Health Care Agencies immediately began plans to capitalize on this new funding stream. One such player is […]