5 Medicare Changes for 2019 You Should Know About

Medicare provides critical health benefits for millions of seniors. Whether you're new to the program or are already enrolled, the upcoming year has a number of changes in store. Here are five you need to know about.

Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool
Posted On Thu January 17th 2019

Changes To Medicare In 2019: Sign Up for the Right Plan and Get the Most Out of Medicare

In 2019, changes to Medicare may improve the healthcare options and flexibility for beneficiaries. In 2010, lawmakers and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) eliminated the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP), but it is now being reinstated and made available to all Medicare beneficiaries.

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Posted On Thu January 17th 2019

Will prescription drugs get cheaper this year? An expert rates the odds.

As a 25-year veteran of the drug-pricing battle on Capitol Hill, I’m skeptical anything ambitious is coming. Still, there’s new momentum for change. Health care affordability ranks first or second among issues voters want Congress to tackle in 2019, according to numerous polls following the 2018 midterm elections. While Democrats and Republicans have very different opinions on hot button issues such as the Affordable Care Act and Medicare for All, they unite when it comes to anger over pharmaceutical costs

Ted Slafsky, Opinion contributor, USA TODAY
Posted On Thu January 17th 2019