MEDICARE AND OBAMACARE COVERAGE

Mar 24th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Health Care Insurance Vital for Seniors

Roosevelt gets the credit for Social Security, LBJ for Medicare, and now President Obama is credited with being the President when national health insurance was finally enacted.  Although Obamacare is intended to be a pejorative word, it just might turn into a positive label for a very successful and vital health care insurance program.

David Axelrod recently said,

“Obamacare means never having to worry about getting sick and running up against a lifetime cap on insurance coverage. It gives parents the comfort of knowing their kids can stay on their insurance until they’re 26, and that a “pre-existing condition” like an ear infection will never compromise their child’s coverage.

“It’s about ending the practice of letting insurance companies charge women 50 percent more — just because they’re women.

“And Obamacare can save seniors hundreds of dollars a year on prescription drugs — and gives them access to preventive care that is saving their lives.”

Most seniors will agree our health insurance program is basic to our survival.  Medicare is tied very directly to Obamacare for all seniors.

Medicare Coverage Issues

SCJ editors recently came across a delightful article about eight things that Medicare does not cover.  The editor of the article graciously gave us permission to refer to it with a link.  It is a light-hearted article about impractical services that Medicare does not cover, and probably should not.  Keeping a sense of humor helps us all get through some of the political trash associated with our health care and insurance programs these days.

Many seniors have questions about what is covered with Medicare plans, so the reference to previous SCJ articles is relevant here. 

Happy Hunting for answers to questions about Medicare!

 



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