Posts Tagged ‘ medicare and social security ’

SOCIAL SECURITY RESOURCES ONLINE

Mar 27th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Quick Links to Helpful Information It occurred to SeniorCitizenJournal.com editors that our readers might find online links to Social Security resources and information helpful. The links with a brief description are provided here: Factual (unbiased) information about Social Security–JustFacts.com Online access to Social Security information, resources and your personal account // Official website of the [...]



A Medicare Primer for Senior Citizens

May 1st, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Sometimes we assume others know and understand something, just because we do.  That’s not always the case.  This article will describe the four parts of Medicare and help senior citizens understand this important medical insurance program.  If you have other coverage from a retirement program or through other means, Medicare allows you to choose which [...]



Critical Medicare Alerts and Updates

Dec 27th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Senior Citizen Journal editors and writers are all senior citizens.  We all received Medicare Summary Notices (MSN) recently and discovered some valuable information that we report here. The ‘General Information’ section has the following notices: If you want an itemized statement from your doctor or hospital or any health care provider, all you have to do [...]



Medicare Advantage Plans Explained for Seniors

Oct 3rd, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

The 2010 Medicare Annual Election Period is nearing and SCJ continues its discussion about what senior citizens need to know about Medicare.  The Annual Election Period (AEP) begins Novesmber 15 and continues through the end of the year.  During this time, seniors can change plans if they want, and of course, those who are not [...]



The Future of the Social Security Program

Jul 14th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Ongoing questions about the Social Security program are being addressed in a bi-partisan fiscal commission President Obama appointed; the group is addressing the federal budget deficit and a big part of that involves what to do with Social Security. Some in our country believe Social Security needs to be strengthened.  It was created by FDR [...]



More Reasons to Support Health Care Reform

Jun 22nd, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Patricia Barry writes for the monthly AARP Bulletin. She did an exemplary job last month putting together a special section on Health Care Reform. One of the sections carries information about some surprises. SCJ believes it worthy to be reprinted here, with credit and kudos to AARP Bulletin and Patricia Barry.

There are five sections in the new health care reform law that are surprising, and not being talked about much. Here they are:



Healthcare Reform: The Truth Will Win!

Jun 13th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

A post from Senior Citizen Journal, Senior Editor and CEO, Dr. Sharon Shaw Elrod… This has been an interesting day. My husband and I went to church and then had brunch with my elderly father and his wife. Great and memorable times together. Then we came home, Jerry to his mid-day nap, and me to posting [...]



Medicare and HealthCare Reform: Preventive Services Now Covered

Jun 6th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

SCJ posted an article last month that featured advantages in healthcare reform for senior citizens on Medicare.  One of the new medical services described was annual preventative care exams.  The PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) brings relief to millions of seniors for whom preventive care means early identification of disease and greater opportunity [...]



Medicare Rebates On the Way for Seniors Who Qualify

May 30th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

The President announced this week that the $250 rebate checks for Medicare recipients who qualify will begin to go out mid-June.  Senior Citizens will be one of the first group of recipients benefiting from the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka, National Health Care Reform).  Qualified seniors will be those who hit the [...]