How will the Affordable Care Act change my Medicare coverage?
One major change has already been put into place — Preventive Care. Medicare started covering this type of service in 2011, and the shared cost of various appropriate services was eliminated. Another change, which came into effect in 2010, deals with savings in the drug coverage gap. If you reached the gap in 2010, you were issued a one-time rebate. In 2011, the coverage gap featured a 7 percent discount on name-generic drugs and a 50 percent discount on brand-name pharmaceuticals. These kinds of savings are expected to continue until the gap is closed in 2020.
Medicare Supplement FAQs
- Can I choose my home health care provider?
- Does Medicare automatically add my medications to my drug list?
- Does Medicare cover medical equipment and preventive services?
- How can I order a duplicate Medicare Summary Notice?
- How do I make sure my health information is accurate and up-to-date?
- How will the Affordable Care Act change my Medicare coverage?
- I lost my Medicare card. How can I get a replacement?
- Is there a way for me to figure out my deductible status?
- My eligibility information is not correct. What do I do?
- What happens to my Medicare coverage if I have other insurance coverage?
- What is open season in terms of Medicare?
- What is premium-free Medicare Part A?