Medicare

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Is Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare the way to go?

Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement plans help pay for some of your Medicare costs that are otherwise out-of-pocket expenses for you. These plans help with deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. Many private insurance companies sell Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans. One of these companies is Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). BCBS offers a wide variety …

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What Can I Do If I Can’t Afford Medicare?

Medicare is a federal program created to cover various healthcare services such as hospice care, skilled nursing facility care, durable medical equipment, preventive screenings, etc. Though Medicare helps to cover important medical and hospital costs, this coverage isn’t exactly free. To keep your Medicare coverage, you must cover certain costs such as premiums, copays, deductibles, …

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Does Medicare Pay for Home Health Care?

Home healthcare services can help to improve a medical condition, manage a medical condition, or help prevent a health condition from getting worse. Fortunately, Medicare does cover certain home healthcare services as long as they are approved.  Medicare Part A and Part B cover home health services such as part-time skilled nursing care. Skilled nursing …

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