Medicare General Information

This blog section contains Medicare general info. For example, we answer commonly asked Medicare question and update you on general Medicare changes. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you can get Coronavirus tips to stay safe and apply for Medicare Part B from the safety of your home.

Can my doctor charge more than Medicare allows?

Can my doctor charge more than Medicare allows? In this MedicareBob video, Robert Bache answers the question, “Can my doctor charge more than Medicare Allows?” Furthermore, certain Medicare Supplement Plans do not cover Part B excess charges. Watch this video to discover what this means and what you should do if your Medigap Plan does […]

How Senior Healthcare Direct works for you:

Robert Bache founded Senior Healthcare Direct with one belief, “that everyone on Medicare should have the right plan for them.”  3 Way We Work For You Education – help you understand how Medicare works Options – we represent all of the A+ insurance companies to help you shop and compare all your Medicare options Customer […]

What is a Medicaid Spend Down?

What is Medicaid Spend Down? The Medicaid “Spend Down” program (also known as Medicaid Excess Income or Surplus Income) is for people who have too much income for the regular Medicaid program, but who also have high medical bills. In this program, Medicaid can pay some, but not all, of a person’s medical bills. If […]

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What is Medicaid?

What is Medicaid? Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps pay medical costs for certain groups of people with limited income and resources (e.g., pregnant women, children, the aged, blind, or disabled). Medicaid programs vary from state-to-state. Eligibility criteria or benefits may be different as well. They may also be called by […]

Medicare Fraud Stats

Medicare Fraud Stats from 2000 – 2007: • Medicare and Medicaid made an estimated $23.7 billion in improper payments in 2007. These included $10.8 billion for Medicare and $12.9 billion for Medicaid. Medicare’s fee-for-service reduced its error rate from 4.4 percent to 3.9 percent. (U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 2008) • Every $1 the […]

Time Warner is cutting benefits to Retirees

Time Warner, acquired by Charter Communications on May 18, 2016, is cutting benefits to Retirees: MedicareBob™ has been elected to assist Medicare Beneficiaries that are losing their Retirement Health Plan from Time Warner. According to an August memo obtained by Reuters, the media company will make allocations to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement account for retirees […]

Doctors Accepting Medicare

More Doctors are now Accepting Medicare: Baby Boomers and current Medicare Beneficiaries, here is some great news, “1.25 million doctors are accept Medicare!”. The number of physicians accepting new Medicare patients rose by one-third between 2007 and 2011 and is now higher than the number of physicians accepting new private insurance patients, according to a […]

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Is Medicare free?

Is Medicare free? For most people Medicare Part A has no premium. Thus, Part A is free for most people. However, most people have a premium on Medicare Part B and it is based on your income. Thus, Medicare Part B is not free. What a lot of people do not like is that it […]