RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Medicare

A collection of news and information related to Medicare published by this site and its partners.

Top Medicare Articles see all

Displaying items 1-5
  • Marking Medicare's Birthday

    Medicare's 49 birthday was Wednesday, July 30. Signed into law in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson, with Harry Truman receiving the first Medicare card, this successful government program has provided affordable health services to millions of seniors. The Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans is committed to working to preserve, strengthen and protect Medicare so it will be there for our children, grandchildren and the generations to follow.
  • Medicare's pleasant surprise [Editorial]

    Medicare's pleasant surprise  [Editorial]
    Between the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine and the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, it's difficult to get domestic news on the front page this week, let alone good news. But the improved finances of Medicare deserve the public's attention,...

    Humana shares fall as U.S. health insurer cost worries grow

    (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower profit owing to higher costs on Wednesday, as mounting concerns about increased medical spending drove health insurance industry shares lower for a second straight day. Humana said its higher...

    Use simple steps to reduce health care costs in retirement

    Q: I saw the report that 65-year-old couples will need more than $200,000 for health care costs during retirement. Why is the amount so steep, and what can I do to lower these costs? A: Fidelity's annual retiree health care cost estimate found that...

    Aetna's Earnings Beat Analysts' Expectations

    Aetna on Tuesday beat analysts' expectations for second-quarter earnings as the insurer had growth in membership, revenues and net income. Net income for the quarter was $548.8 million, or $1.52 per share, compared with $536 million, or $1.49 per share....