Explaining What’s New in Medicare 2011

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Ohio seniors on Medicare anticipate new benefits and changes due to the Affordable Care Act: First of all, Original Medicare will cover the cost of one wellness visit with your doctor per year. A yearly check-up will include routine measurements like your blood pressure, a review of your prescriptions and medical history, and an assessment of any risks to your physical and mental health. Until now, Ohio Medicare recipients only received a one-time preventive exam, the “Welcome to Medicare” exam during the first year you sign up for Medicare Part B coverage. If you’re enrolled in a private Ohio Medicare Advantage health plan, check with your insurer about whether your wellness visit will be covered at no cost in 2011. Your Ohio Medicare premiums will most likely change. Most people…
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