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Lighthearted Medicare advice and opinions from longtime expert Douglas B. Jones, CLU, RHU. Drawn from his book: Medicare for the Lazy Man (an Amazon best seller), Doug's advice provides a simple road map to the best Medicare insurance protection available on the market today!

Medicare For The Lazy Man Podcast Douglas B. Jones, CLU, RHU with Randy Carson of C2C Consulting

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Lighthearted Medicare advice and opinions from longtime expert Douglas B. Jones, CLU, RHU. Drawn from his book: Medicare for the Lazy Man (an Amazon best seller), Doug's advice provides a simple road map to the best Medicare insurance protection available on the market today!

    Ep. 269 - Can prolonging death actually be worse than death?

    Ep. 269 - Can prolonging death actually be worse than death?

    One "end of Life" expert explains why terminally ill patients in several states have been offered a legal opportunity to participate in the end of their lives.


    A visit to the MLM Mailbag produces a question from Julie who wants to be sure she understands the steps to take when preparing for retirement. Katherine then asks for some details about Trustmark and "managed care" plans.


    (Most severe critic: B+)  


    Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers.


    Official website: https://www.MedicareForTheLazyMan.com


    Send questions & love notes: DBJ@MLMMailbag.com

    • 22 min
    Ep. 268 - Durable medical equipment: Covered by Medicare?

    Ep. 268 - Durable medical equipment: Covered by Medicare?

    If it is medically necessary, can be used in the home and projected to have a useful life of at least three years, you might be looking at what Medicare calls DME. 


    Be prepared to pay rent on most items for a time before they become yours to keep. If your provider accepts Medicare payment, the DME is likely to become yours at a very reasonable price. 


    (Most severe critic: A)  


    Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers.


    Official website: https://www.MedicareForTheLazyMan.com


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    • 29 min
    Ep 267 - An exciting recitation of the new Medicare costs - straight from the CMS!

    Ep 267 - An exciting recitation of the new Medicare costs - straight from the CMS!

    Today's episode delves into a hefty article addressing next year's premiums, deductibles, co-pays and IRMAA penalties you successful participants will enjoy in 2022.


    Those Federal bureaucrats really know how to spin a compelling yarn!


    (Most severe critic: A+)  


    Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers.


    Official website: https://www.MedicareForTheLazyMan.com


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    • 24 min
    Ep. 266 - For Medicare, having a Power of Attorney (POA) is not enough!

    Ep. 266 - For Medicare, having a Power of Attorney (POA) is not enough!

    A regular, run-of-the-mill, POA allows the guardian to make financial decisions on behalf of the person in need of assistance; but for Medicare it has no power at all. 


    On the other hand, a medical POA is a durable Power of Attorney which allows the patient's proxy to enforce treatment preferences and express the wishes of the patient. 


    This according to Diane Omdahl, Wisconsin Medicare expert.


    (Most severe critic: A)  


    Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers.


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    • 28 min
    Ep. 265 - Medicare + The Big Texan (Amarillo): What is the connection?

    Ep. 265 - Medicare + The Big Texan (Amarillo): What is the connection?

    IRMAA is the "Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount" designed to penalize the most successful and productive Americans by adding a surcharge to the monthly cost of Medicare Part B or a prescription drug plan.


    The Big Texan offers the opportunity to enjoy a 72 oz. steak dinner free of charge. 


    Take your choice, but each alternative has pluses and minuses. Financially successful people at least have the means to prosper in spite of the penalty. Those who accept the Big Texan challenge get to enjoy a tasty steak dinner.


    Listen to descriptions of both in this episode of the Medicare for the Lazy Man Podcast!


    (Most severe critic: B+)  


    Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers.


    Official website: https://www.MedicareForTheLazyMan.com


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    • 24 min
    Ep. 264 - Creeping inflation starts to take a toll on Medicare costs!

    Ep. 264 - Creeping inflation starts to take a toll on Medicare costs!

    Medicare Part A has a "per occurrence" inpatient deductible of $1556 in 2022. That is an increase of $72, as opposed to the $30 increase last year.


    Medicare Part B has an annual deductible of $233 next year. That is an increase of $30 as opposed to the $5 annual increase last year.


    Elections have consequences, people!


    (Most severe critic: A-)  


    Inspired by "MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN; Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever! (2021)" on Amazon.com. Return to leave a short customer review & help future readers.


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    Send questions & love notes: DBJ@MLMMailbag.com

    • 31 min

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