15 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Medicare

Medicare is one of the most important issues facing senior citizens, both present and future. Not only is Medicare spending growing rapidly, but the revenue coming into the program also isn't expected to be enough to keep Medicare solvent for too much longer.

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Is Social Security Taxable?

You may have to pay taxes on some of your Social Security benefits, but this generally only happens if you have significant taxable income in addition to Social Security. Depending on your income, you could have to pay your federal income tax rate on up to 85% of your Social Security benefits.

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The Problem With Retirement Coaching

As I explore the retirement coaching spectrum … reading blogs, downloading free guides, watching videos, and examining websites … I’m struck by a major problem facing the industry. People don’t get it. They don’t see the need, the benefits, or the urgency to do it now or else.

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Medicare Takes A Big Step Toward Changing The Way It Pays Doctors

Last year, Congress changed the way Medicare pays physicians, It scrapped a system that paid docs based largely on the number of procedures and tests they do, and instructed federal Medicare officials to come up with a design that rewards quality and value.

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DOJ Task Forces Target Elder Fraud in Health Care

The U.S. Department of Justice [“Department”] has created multiple Elder Justice Task Forces to target health care providers who commit crimes while serving the elderly.

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3 Tips to Help You Find a Job in Retirement

Many retirees want nothing more than to spend their golden years relaxing, traveling or spoiling their grandkids without ever having to think about punching a time clock again. For others, the key to retirement happiness (or monetary contentment) may be returning to work or pursuing a new career.

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Turned 65 yet? Examine your Medicare options, Dr. Trunk says

Approximately 11,000 adults become eligible for Medicare every day, reflecting a dramatically increasing senior population, and that number is only going to grow.

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3 Fast Facts That Can Help You Decide When to Claim Social Security

The average size of a Social Security check, the impact of delayed retirement credits, and insight into life expectancy can help you decide when to claim.

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3 Reasons It's Dumb to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

These days, 62 is the most popular age for eligible recipients to start taking Social Security, and the reason is pretty obvious: It's the earliest possible age at which you can begin to collect. But while taking those benefits as soon as possible might seem like a good idea in theory, you may be better off waiting. Here are three big reasons why.

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87% of Americans Want Medicare to Have This Power, but the Federal Government Disagrees

Two of America's most important programs, Medicare and Medicaid, celebrated their 50th birthdays in 2015. Medicare is the program that primarily covers seniors aged 65 and up by helping to pay around 80% of their eligible medical costs, whereas Medicaid primarily steps in to help lower-income Americans and families get medical care when they need it. Combined, these two programs cover around 116 million people.

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