Medicare Long Term Care Coverage | Medicare Plan Finder

Medicare Long Term Care Coverage

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More than half of adults aged 65 and older will need long-term support and services in their lifetimes according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). As you age, it can become difficult to perform everyday tasks such as bathing or getting dressed, and you may need assistance to do those things. Long term care may consist of skilled nursing services or physical therapy immediately following an illness or injury, or it may consist of someone coming to your …

Does Medicare Cover Alcohol Rehab?

Does Medicare Cover Alcohol Rehab and Substance Abuse?

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Substance abuse costs the US more than $740 billion every year. Those costs are related to crime, healthcare, and lost productivity at work. Overcoming addiction is a lot of work, and it takes a team of mental health and medical professionals to keep you on the right path. You might know that Medicare will pay for doctor visits for illness and injuries, but what you want to know is, “Does Medicare pay for alcohol rehab?” Medicare does cover many of …

Does Medicare Cover Cancer Treatment? | Medicare Plan Finder

Does Medicare Cover Cancer Treatment?

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Cancer is the second-most common cause of death in the US, right behind heart disease. A cancer diagnosis comes with a lot of uncertainty. You might be unsure of how to tell your friends and family, or you might not know how you’ll pay for treatment. After all, cancer treatment can be expensive. The average cost for cancer treatment is about $150,000, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). The good news is that Medicare does cover cancer …

Does Medicare Cover Hospice | Medicare Plan Finder

Does Medicare Cover Hospice Care?

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More than 1.7 million Americans use hospice each year to maintain or improve their quality of life due to a terminal illness. Hospice care plans address physical, emotional, and spiritual pain and offer support to caregivers during the grieving process. Hospice decisions can take an emotional and financial toll on you and your family, so you may be asking… “Does Medicare cover hospice?” What does Medicare cover for hospice care? If you are enrolled in Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), …

HIV Medicare Coverage | Medicare Plan Finder

Medicare HIV Coverage

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Medicare is the government-run health insurance program for people 65 and older, and also for younger adults with qualifying disabilities. It has become a crucial source of health insurance for people who have HIV and AIDS. The term Original Medicare refers to the federal program that started in 1965, and it describes Medicare Parts A (hospital coverage) and B (medical coverage). Medicare Part C refers to Medicare Advantage, a form of Medicare that is owned and operated by private companies, …

Medicare Supplement Plan B | Medicare Plan Finder

Medicare Supplement Plan B: Costs and Benefits

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Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans help cover out-of-pocket Medicare expenses including co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles. Enrollment in these plans has increased every year, and more than 22% of Medicare enrollees take advantage of this type of supplemental coverage in 2019. There are ten types of Medicare Supplement plans (A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M, N) and unlike Medicare Advantage plans, they provide the same basic benefits regardless of which carrier you enroll with. Plus, most plans are “guaranteed …

Chronic Lung Disease and Medicare | Medicare Plan Finder

Chronic Lung Disease and Medicare

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Chronic lung diseases affect millions of people all over the world. As people age, sometimes they miss symptoms of serious conditions. You might think, “It’s all part of the aging process,” however, these symptoms might be indicative of a much bigger problem. Some people qualify for screenings and treatments for these chronic conditions under Medicare. Read on to learn more about how your condition might fit into the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) requirement, and what treatments Medicare can cover. What …