Posts Tagged ‘ explain Medicare ’

A LOOK AT MEDICARE BENEFITS

Feb 3rd, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Medicare Benefits Explained The Medicare program is fairly easy to explain and understand, for the most part.  It is a federally funded health care program primarily for senior citizens and the disabled; other citizens in special categories also qualify for benefits.// We thought it might help SCJ readers if we explained some not-so-easy-to-understand parts of [...]



UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE CARD CODES

Jan 17th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Those Weird Numbers on Your Medicare Card When seniors apply for their Medicare card, it is sent to them with their Social Security number as the identifier, plus a code. Most of us have an ‘A’ after our SSN.  Like this:  xxx-xx-xxxxA.  But some people have strange numbers and we were recently asked about it.  [...]



MEDICARE: A GUIDE FOR SENIORS

Jul 7th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Important Things to Know About Medicare As Baby Boomers prepare for their 65th birthday, they need to be thinking about Medicare enrollment and learning about how Medicare works.  This post offers the answer to ‘explain Medicare‘–a query Senior Citizen Journal often receives.  Here are all the important things you need to know about Medicare. Enroll [...]



MEDICARE BENEFICIARY FACTS

Jun 17th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Understanding Medicare National discussions about the future of Medicare continue on many fronts.  Unfortunately, some still do not understand the program and who it serves.  Wikipedia explains the purpose well: “As a social insurance program, Medicare spreads the financial risk associated with illness across society to protect everyone, and thus has a somewhat different social [...]



MEDICARE RESOURCES ON THE WEB

Mar 31st, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

More Medicare Resources Senior Citizen Journal remains committed to bring the best of Internet resources to our senior readers. We found another this week. // AARP recently published The Medicare Program: A Brief Overview. This seven-page document offers information in every area of the Medicare program that you might want to explore. Thanks to Megan [...]



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 [...]



WHAT IS MEDICARE?

Oct 31st, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Senior Citizen Journal has received several requests to ‘explain Medicare’.  We’ve taken a look at the resources on the Internet, and will take a stab at an explanation here today.  Although a number of countries have Medicare programs, this discussion will be limited to the program in the United States.// Explain Medicare Medicare is a [...]