The Motley Fool published an article that posted the question: What if Medicare Had Teeth? This question was prompted by increased concerns over the recent increases in the price of certain prescription medications. Even if Part D covers much of the cost for seniors, certain increases are bound to eventually get passed on to… Read More

Medicare has been cracking down on Medicare fraud. Yearly Medicare fraud costs taxpayers and Medicare beneficiaries lots of money. The severity of the crimes have been uncovered and have left people in shock. The latest Medicare fraud news is about a man in New Jersey who just admitted his part in a crime that defrauded the federal health… Read More

  (Photo by Andrew McConnell) It’s interesting to see how contentious the issue of American immigration has become within a country that has sometimes proudly called itself a nation of immigrants. In the past 50 years, almost 60 million people have left their home countries to settle in the United States. People from other countries now… Read More

Even though both estate taxes and inheritance taxes are sometimes called death taxes, they are both very different. Anybody who needs to do estate planning should probably consider both issues in order to make sure that heirs get the maximum value from their inheritance. To help, we have provided a short explanation of estate taxes… Read More

Estate taxes, also called death taxes, are levied against the estates of people who have passed away. Most people don’t really have to worry about federal taxes because the IRS exemption is pretty high. Some states have these taxes too, and the exemptions are a bit lower. If you are responsible for transferring a large… Read More

About a third of Medicare recipients in the United States are expected to join a Medicare Advantage plan in 2016. Meanwhile, between a fourth and a fifth of U.S. beneficiaries plan to use a Medicare supplement to help enhance their health benefits. The rest mostly rely upon some other kinds of health coverage that include job… Read More