The post-health care reform Medicare aBC's

Smith, Mike
May 2010
Benefits Selling;May2010, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p75
The article presents an alphabet which explains the effect of the health care reform act on Medicare. In Part A of Medicare, hospital benefits will be reduced beginning in 2010 through 2015 with some hospitals receiving higher Medicare payments, while Part B on outdoor facility and doctor office benefits will incur a 21 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursement rates. Brokers of Medicare are advised to "Zero in" on the baby boomer demographic which will hit a rate of 10,000 people turning 65 years old everyday from 2010 to 2030.


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