Will Mom Lose Medicare or Medi-Cal Coverage If She Leaves the Nursing Home To Visit Family For the Holidays?

Q.  Mom has been receiving care in a nursing home. She is currently covered by Medicare, but soon will switch to Medi-Cal. She would really like to come to our home for a short visit during the holidays. However, I heard that she might lose her coverage if she does so. Is that true? A…. Read More »

How to Reduce Medicare Surcharges When Your Income Changes

Q.  My wife and I are being charged extra for Medicare Part B and prescription drug coverage premiums, apparently based upon our higher income in years past. Beginning last year, our income dropped significantly. Is there way to get the surcharges removed? A.  Yes, if you can link the reduction in income to a “life… Read More »

Does California Recognize the ‘Right to Die’ ? New Law Says “Yes”!

News Flash: On October 5, 2015, Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act.  It authorizes “an adult who meets certain qualifications, and who has been determined by his or her attending physician to be suffering from a terminal disease, as defined, to make a request for a drug prescribed …. for the purpose of… Read More »