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President Obama’s FY2015 budget would reduce Medicare spending by more than $400 billion

On March 4, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget released President Obama’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2015, which includes provisions related to federal spending and revenues, including Medicare savings.  The President’s budget would use federal savings and revenues to reduce the deficit and replace sequestration of Medicare and other federal programs for 2015 through 2024.  This brief summarizes the Medicare provisions included in the President’s budget proposal for FY2015.

President’s budget a mixed bag for senior programs

President Obama’s FY15 budget proposal, released yesterday, includes a variety of program cuts plus investments intended to promote opportunity and growth. See what's included for the Older Americans Act, Medicare, Social Security, and other programs affecting seniors.

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Medicare Reminder

Medicare Reminder

Medicare may help pay for skilled nursing facility (SNF) care if you meet the following requirements:

Bipartisan Agreement on Medicare Physician Payment Reform

February 13, 2014
Medicare Rights Expresses Cautious Optimism about Bipartisan Agreement on Medicare Physician Payment Reform

The start of the New Year offers two opportunities

The start of the New Year offers two opportunities Medicare recipients to make changes to their Medicare coverage.

•    Medicare's General Enrollment Period (GEP) runs from January 1 through March 31. Now is the time for your clients who may have missed their initial opportunity to enroll in Medicare to join.

•    Medicare's Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) runs from January 1 through February 14 and allows your clients to transition from a Medicare Advantage plan to Original Medicare.

 

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