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Medicare Doublespeak

Medicare Doublespeak

Tell me what you think. What should happen when a federal agency tells seniors one thing in one government publication and another thing in another publication?

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Helping When it Hurts

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Helping When it Hurts

The client had enrolled in a Medicare Part D prescription plan through our agency with a company that advertises regularly in TV ads. On the application, the client marked to give permission to the insurance company to take his monthly payment from his Social Security check. But, that never happened. The client lost his prescription drug coverage because the insurance company never got its money from Social Security.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Is it Free or Not?

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Is it Free or Not?

On February 13, 2015, the couple went to a medical service provider in Indiana for an ANNUAL WELLNESS VISIT. That is supposed to be free for seniors under the current law. But, each senior saw a different doctor for their ANNUAL WELLNESS VISIT and each doctor and medical bill coder marked the services as something else and sent the claim to Medicare.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Radio Interview

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Radio Interview

I challenge insurance agencies, elder law attorneys, worship leaders, and community leaders to demonstrate that they care about the senior citizens in their communities by learning how to help seniors to protect themselves from wrongful and erroneous Medicare related medical bills. Will you accept this challenge?

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – A Satisfied Client

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - A Satisfied Client

In March 13, 2015, I received a letter from a client who was very satisfied with the help that I gave him so that he could get the medicine that he needed.

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Big Money Influences Both Major Parties

Big Money Influences Both Major Parties

During the week of March 7, 2015, both the Chicago Crusader and the Gary Crusader published an editorial cartoon with a flag and a dollar sign and the comment “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO THE G.O.P.” The comment could have easily read “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO THE DEMOCRATS”.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Saved De Motte Senior Money

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Saved De Motte Senior Money

On March 9, 2015, I received a phone call from a very happy senior citizen client from De Motte, Indiana. She reported to me that my letter to a hospital on her behalf had worked to reduce a bill by over $120.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Exceptions to ObamaCare

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Exceptions to ObamaCare

As of February 15, 2015, the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) requires everyone in the country to have health insurance or the I.R.S. will impose and collect a penalty. But, there are some exceptions to this rule.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 18, 2015

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 18, 2015

Among the important bills being considered in the South Dakota Legislature today are ones dealing with vision care, female genital mutiliation, prostitution, abortion, gun rights, plus some “empty shell” bills that we don’t know what sort of corruption the legislature has planned for the people of South Dakota.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Hospital Wanted Client to Pay for Its Mistake

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Hospital Wanted Client to Pay for Its Mistake

A hospital in northwest Indiana sent a bill to our client for $476.40 for some laboratory work. Our client sent the bill to me and asked why he owed this since he had both Medicare and a Medicare supplement insurance policy that he bought through the insurance agency where I work.

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