Diane Archer

2019 Medicare Handbook is misleading

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has released the 2019 Medicare Handbook, which continues to be misleading in its...

The price we pay for insulin

Insulin was discovered 100 years ago. Still, pharmaceutical companies marketing the drug are making enormous profits from it today by patenting new formulations and ways to deliver it. The price we...

How your doctor can help you age in place

We all know the expression, “If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” It is as true in the health care realm as everywhere else. Even I, a health care advocate, who thought I was on...

Why enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan?

Millions of people with Medicare choose a Medicare Advantage plan, a commercial health plan that contracts with the government to deliver Medicare benefits, over traditional Medicare. Why enroll in...