Did You Know? – Busting Medicare/Healthcare Myths

2012-03-02T10:39:00+00:00March 2nd, 2012|healthcare, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Part D, privatization|

Confused by what health care reform really means for seniors? Join the crowd. Take a few minutes and let this video help break it all down for you…The Patients Aware campaign, created by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, the Herndon Alliance, and the National Physicians Alliance, has released a new video to help America?s seniors understand the new Medicare benefits available to them thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The video, ?Did You Know??, highlights new preventive benefits for seniors, Part D coverage improvements like closing the donut hole, and describes how savings have already reduced Part B premiums for seniors. The video can be seen on the Patients Aware website at: www. Patientsaware.org. Patients Aware has assembled a national network of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare experts to give Medicare presentations during educational meetings and town halls beginning in March. Medical professionals are among the most trusted sources of health care information for seniors and their families. They understand how vital Medicare is to the health and wellbeing of their older patients which is why they have agreed to donate their free time to provide information and answer questions for seniors in cities throughout the country.?America?s seniors want and deserve the facts about Medicare, prescription drug policy, and what federal health reform will mean for them. Most Americans know very little about the important new benefits and protections provided by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The National Physicians Alliance has found that providing non-partisan, factual information about the law is the best antidote to widespread confusion and anxiety.? Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, NPA PresidentThe video release and town hall tour follows a successful December 2011 campaign kick off in which more than sixty thousand Americans participated in a Patients Aware tele-town hall with Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee, and a panel of doctors, nurses, and healthcare policy experts. Seniors and their families dialed in to this national forum to ask questions about the Affordable Care Act and what it means for millions of Medicare beneficiaries. The hour-long event kicked-off one of the most effective education efforts to date since the law was passed in March 2010.