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Does Medicare cover weight loss drugs?

Does Medicare cover weight loss drugs?

Americans have a growing appetite for prescription drugs such as Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro. Originally developed to treat Type 2 diabetes, they are now exploding in popularity as a weight loss treatment. Evidence is mounting that these drugs can offer numerous...
Prior approval changes for Medicare Advantage, Medicaid in 2026

Prior approval changes for Medicare Advantage, Medicaid in 2026

If you need a medical procedure, you may have to hold off on treatment until you have received approval from your health insurance plan. In many cases, Medicare Advantage and other plans have been denying their patients certain services despite doctors’ orders. (In...
Medicare benefits 2024: Five positive changes for seniors

Medicare benefits 2024: Five positive changes for seniors

More than 65 million seniors across the country benefit from Medicare, a government health insurance program. When does Medicare start? At age 65, you become eligible for Medicare if you are a U.S. citizen. You do not have to wait until you retire to apply for the...
Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles going back up in 2024

Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles going back up in 2024

In 2023, seniors were happy to see their Medicare Part B standard monthly premiums and annual deductibles go down for the first time in more than a decade. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for 2024, when these charges will be back on the rise. In the fact sheet it...