Check out this fact sheet prepared by Laura Brennaman, Doctoral Candidate & Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nursing & Health Policy Collaborative, College of Nursing at University of New Mexico
January 4, 2012– Click here for a Fact Sheet on what’s new in Medicare in 2012 under the Affordable Care Act.
Click here to view the slide show and here for the audio recording of a presentation given by the Medicare Rights Center and Florida CHAIN.
The 16-page manual, “Medicare: 6 things you need to know now,” lists, for example, the many preventive medical services that are fully covered under the law for those in the original Medicare program. These include prostate and colon cancer screenings, mammograms, flu shots and pneumonia vaccinations. The guide also explains how prescription drug costs will decrease once Medicare beneficiaries reach the so-called doughnut hole — the point in Medicare drug plans at which beneficiaries have paid the full amount in the past for medications.
Medicare pays 100% of the Medicare approved amount for Welcome to Medicare physical and yearly wellness visits.
Consumer Union’s overview of the Affordable Care Act
On January 1, 2011, new benefits and protections kicked in for millions of Floridians with health coverage, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). [Click here for a downloadable flyer.] Medicare Recipients Preventive services available at no cost Recipients no longer pay a deductible or copayment for many screening tests, exams, and counseling services. […]
Click here for a Fact Sheet on what’s new in Medicare in 2012 under the Affordable Care Act.
A fact sheet – written especially for Medicare consumers—that explains the coverage gap and the different features of the Coverage Gap Discount Program, including answers to commonly asked questions.