Consumer Coverage Blog
September 28th, 2009

In an overwhelming response the House voted to stop health insurance premium increases in Medicare part B which insures Doctor visits, from being implemented next year. The bill now is forwarded to the Senate where the finance committee is projected to review and pass it soon although no hearing have been scheduled at this time. According to lawmakers older citizens should not have to pay higher Medicare premiums because they are expected to receive a cost of living raise from Social Security. Most seniors have their Medicare premiums automatically drafted from their Social security payments. What do you think about this bill to increase Medicare insurance premiums?

August 3rd, 2009

Despite the constant arguing between The House and Senate Democrats and the GOP negotiators they have attained a broad consensus on the health care reform. Lawmakers agree that it should be mandatory that all individuals must be required to carry health insurance. They also agree that Medicaid should be extensively expanded and in order to accomplish this taxes will have to increase. The final decision could bring some very momentous changes to the Medicare program. What are your thoughts?