Did you know that Medicare has a star rating for hospitals?
We're excited to see all of the amazing athletes compete in this year's 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil! We're sending the best wishes to Team USA as they pursue the journey of bringing home the gold! Here are a few our favorite sports quotes that help us believe that anything is possible!
- Medicare provides comprehensive health insurance coverage for Americans aged 65 and older who have worked and paid into the system. It also provides insurance to younger people with disabilities and those who have End Stage Renal Disease. Today, only about 2% of the elderly lack health insurance, compared to the 48% that went without coverage before the inception of Medicare. Roughly 9 million Americans who are receiving Social Security benefits receive healthcare coverage through Medicare.
Diabetes is a lifelong disease that affects the way the body handles glucose, a type of sugar, in the blood. There are about 27 million people in the United States with diabetes, approximately 25% of those are people aged 60 and over. Living with diabetes as you get older can pose some unique challenges, but with proper care it can be effectively managed. Those who struggle with not only their chronic illness but also with the rising cost of prescription drugs used to treat them know that it is very important to have good prescription drug coverage.
Medicare can be a real mystery for a majority of the 10,000+ people that come into the program each day. It can be downright frustrating trying to wade through all of the information that you as a beneficiary may start to receive before your 65th birthday. Today we are going to break down some common mistakes you can avoid to make the transition into Medicare smoother.
Often times, when we think of success stories, our thoughts take us to people who have accomplished great things in their youth. We delight in hearing stories of young prodigies and we are prone to think that this was something that they were born to do. So we are often taken by surprise when we hear stories of older American’s who have accomplished great things because we resign ourselves to believing that our window of opportunity to achieve great accomplishments has closed. We would like to start sharing stories with you of phenomenal older American’s, living and deceased, who have accomplished some great things in their lifetime. It is never too late to make your mark!
The virus that is the cause of Chickenpox never leaves your body, rather it lies dormant in your nervous system and can later re-emerge as a painful rash called Shingles. When you are young your immune system is usually strong enough to keep the virus at bay. But as we age, and our immune system gets weaker we become susceptible to allowing the Shingles virus to break through. Your risk for the Shingles virus increases with age, meaning you may get the virus regardless of how healthy you feel.
If you have ever been to a pharmacy to drop off a prescription it is very likely that you have been asked if you would like the generic version of the medication filled instead of the brand name. Most of us know that by choosing the generic version we are getting a cost savings, but have you ever wondered what the other similarities and differences are between brand name and generic? I was curious myself and decided to read up and share some information on this topic.