Tag: Medicare

OpEd: Democrats Should Unite in Support of Medicare Negotiation

One of the most promising policies that Congress is set to include in the reconciliation package is Medicare negotiation, which would finally address the high prices of prescription drugs, says Mary Anne Trasciatti, Director of Labor Studies at Hofstra University.

How to Navigate Enrolling in Medicare Coverage For 2022

The Medicare enrollment period reopens on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, offering a 54-day window for adults older than 65 to enroll in or alter their Medicare coverage for 2022.

Seniors Urged To Check Medicare Plan During Open Enrollment Period

Seniors should check to make sure they're not spending more money than necessary on their Medicare plan before the current open enrollment period ends, Long Island-based experts say.

5 Tips For Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is in full swing. For most people enrolled in Medicare, the annual Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15 through Dec. 7) is the only opportunity to make changes to your existing Medicare coverage.

Trump’s Repeal Of Obamacare Would Profoundly Impact Long Island

It’s too soon to know what Trump or the incoming Republican Congress will replace Obamacare with, but it’s not too early to discuss what’s at stake: the capability of health care providers and local hospitals to provide adequate coverage for patients, the Island's means of effectively tackling its unremitting heroin epidemic, and the sustainability and future of the region's health care economy overall—which grew by 25,000 jobs since the law was passed, with 218,000 currently employed within the health care industry throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, according to the New York State Department of Labor.