New Medicare Cards Mailing Status

Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards that replace every existing Medicare card. So far, Medicare beneficiaries in six U.S. states have all received their new cards, while some in thirteen other states have theirs. Since this is a major undertaking, Medicare is mailing the new cards in waves. This page will be updated as we receive the latest information from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Ronny Jackson: 7 Facts About Next VA Secretary

President Trump nominated Dr. Ronny Jackson to be the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Is he up to the task? Jackson is the President’s physician and an accomplished military doc. But the Secretary of Veterans Affairs leads the second largest government agency in the U.S., and is responsible for providing all of the benefits and services to the nation’s 20 million veterans. Get the FACTS you need to know: who Dr. Jackson is, and if he is qualified.

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Alex Azar Sworn In As Trump’s New HHS Secretary

Alex Azar, a former 10-year executive of drug company Eli Lilly & Co., was sworn in as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Azar served as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. Supporters of his appointment see him as seasoned on industry matters and an experienced former HHS member. However, detractors challenge his ability to attack the primary issues facing HHS without bias. They note Azar’s significant time in the pharmaceutical industry and highlight former consultancy work at health insurance companies and biopharmaceuticals.

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Expect a New Medicare Card in the Mail

Medicare beneficiaries will soon have their social security numbers removed from their Medicare card. This is happening as a result of a long-awaited 2015 law signed by President Obama, aimed at preventing identity theft among seniors. But when should you expect to see new Medicare cards, and what replaces the SSN?

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Healthcare Sharing Ministries: Better than Insurance?

With rising costs for health insurance and fines for those who aren’t covered under Obamacare, individual and families have begun to consider alternatives such as the health care sharing model, made popular by organizations like Liberty HealthShare and Medi-Share. But what exactly are they, and how do they compare to traditional health insurance?

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The TRUTH: What GOP Health Bill Does to Medicaid

Republicans in the U.S. Senate released their secret ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’ that repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The real story is the impact on Medicaid, a healthcare program for the poor, disabled, and elderly. We identify the 3 most important ways the GOP health bill defunds Medicaid and who experts are saying will suffer and possibly die without their coverage.

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