State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Is President Trump Really Proposing To Cut Medicare Benefits By $845 Billion?

If you add up the proposed Medicare changes in President Trump’s 2020 budget, it looks like he would cut the program by $845 billion over the next decade. That’s generated outrage from Democrats, but a closer look suggests that the reductions are much smaller, most would affect providers rather than beneficiaries, and many recycle old ideas that have little chance of ever [...]

By |2019-03-14T18:47:37-04:00March 14th, 2019|Medicare|0 Comments

A Key Senate Committee Kills A Program That Advises Seniors on Medicare

Do you understand Medicare? Of course you don’t. Neither does anybody else. So why would Congress abolish a modest federal program that pays for actual human beings who can explain it to confused consumers? Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee essentially voted to abolish the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) by quietly eliminating the entire $52.1 million in federal [...]

By |2016-06-17T14:27:51-04:00June 17th, 2016|Federal senior services programs|0 Comments