Social Security Recipients to Receive Largest COLA Since 1982

Social Security Recipients to Receive Largest COLA Since 1982

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced recipients will receive a hefty 5.9 percent increase in their monthly benefits beginning in January 2022. The cost of living increase (COLA) is good news since the United States is suffering from crippling inflation, which is making it difficult for low-income seniors to afford necessities like food and heating […]

New Medicare Knee, Hip Surgery Rules Push Home Over Hospital

New Medicare Knee, Hip Surgery Rules Push Home Over Hospital

    A revolution in medical procedure pricing this week could lead to a revolt and difficulty for patients seeking treatment. New Medicare payment rules were implemented this month for popular procedures like knee and hip replacement surgery that emphasize home over hospital care could push many hospitals to re-evaluate their treatment protocols. The initiative […]

Skyrocketing Drug Costs Hit Medicare

Skyrocketing Drug Costs Hit Medicare

Some drug price increases have gotten a lot of attention (such as Daraprim’s 5,000 percent jump). But the combined effect of price hikes on numerous prescription drug costs is apparent in new data released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Hefty price jumps on generic and brand name drugs contributed to higher […]