Medicare and Medicare Supplement Insurance – A Primer for Children Helping Their Parents with Health Insurance

Medicare and Medicare Supplement Insurance – A Primer for Children Helping Their Parents with Health Insurance

Question by bad girl: Should member of Congress lose their tax payer subsidized health insurance?
In April, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to cut Medicare and Medicaid. And this month, even Democrats on the so-called Super Committee have offered deep cuts to these vital programs.
Essentially, Republicans in Congress are telling senior citizens and the poor that tax cuts for billionaires and millionaires are more important than providing a health care safety net for our most vulnerable.
But did you know that members of Congress get great taxpayer-funded health care? In fact, they have one of the best health care plans in the world.
It strikes us as the height of hypocrisy to be accepting government-provided, taxpayer-subsidized health insurance while denying seniors, the disabled, and the poor the basic coverage that Medicare and Medicaid provide.
That’s why we’re demanding that members of Congress who voted to cut Medicare and Medicaid stop accepting taxpayer-subsidized health insurance for themselves. If they believe our most vulnerable citizens should buy insurance on the corporate, for-profit market, shouldn’t they do the same?
The demand is addressed to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and says:
If you voted to cut Medicare and Medicaid, you must stop accepting taxpayer-funded health care for yourself and your family

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Article by J. Garrett Ball

More and more, children are being asked to step in and assist in giving care to their aging parents. With the dawn of the Baby Boomers turning 65 in 2010, this phenomenon should only increase. There can be confusing and overwhelming things involved with this, not the least of these is assisting your parents with their health insurance.

The unfortunate reality is that most seniors, those on Medicare, do not understand exactly what Medicare is or how it works, so their children, in many cases, are even more confused. Insurance can be a complicated thing for many people. With that in mind, it is important that, as children of aging parents, you take it upon yourself to be educated about the ins and outs of Medicare and Medicare insurance, at the least on a surface level, so that you can look after your parents’ best interests.

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Although many people today buy life insurance policies for investment purpose that is just an aberration of its goal. Its primary function has always been to provide coverage of the financial responsibilities for the insured. If you are a family-man with dependents, you cannot really do without one. However, many people even to this day live without such protection simply because they think life insurance policies are beyond their means. Well, they cannot be fully blamed; low cost life insurance policies such as a term life are hardly ever canvassed; stress is placed more on investment policies because they generate more profit for the insurer.

Question by : Should senior citizens be forced to use Medicare for primary health care or lose their Social Security benefit?
Seniors can’t buy private PRIMARY health care insurance, without losing their Social Security benefits.

Yes, I know seniors can buy supplemental health care insurance.
Yes, I know this is not a new rule/law. So what? Is it fair??

SOURCE: Forced Into Medicare
A federal judge tells seniors to take it or lose Social Security.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704461304576216872954763388.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

@hays101

Do you know that “opting out” is the same thing as buying your own primary health care??
@Howard L

I will not dignify your ignorant answer with a response.
@hays101

Did you read my question??

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