Posts Tagged ‘ future of Medicare ’


Jun 4th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

The 2013 Medicare Trustees’ Report is now available for public review. It is good news for seniors because it cites only a small increase in beneficiary spending. Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said this:

“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we are taking important steps to improve the delivery of care for seniors with Medicare. These reforms aim to reduce spending while improving the quality of care, and are an important down payment on solving Medicare’s long term financial issues,” (AARP blog)


Apr 20th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Many of us seniors continue to be concerned about the future of Social Security and Medicare. Politicians in younger generations hold the reins to our two life-line insurance programs. Sometimes we feel helpless about what we can do to ensure the security of our future, and that of our children.

Some of us take the time to telephone our representatives or email them regarding our opinions about their positions and vote-casting. And some times we feel helpless, believing that even offering our opinions doesn’t make any difference, particularly when our opinions differ from the positions our representatives take.