Posts Tagged ‘ what is 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 [...]



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 [...]



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 [...]