Category Archives: Uninsured

Obamacare: household income for four, health insurance for one

Does whole house income apply when only one person needs health insurance? Family: Four, Uninsured: One Dear Family Four, Household income includes money that you and your spouse earn, or receive (certain non-taxable income counts too; see the Modified Adjusted Gross Income definition).  It would not include money that your dependent children earn at their […]

Medicare covers wheelchairs; you pay 20%

What is it like to have Medicare as your primary insurance, in particular for durable medical equipment, such as prostheses or wheelchairs? Shifting Forward Dear Shifting Forward, Medicare Part B does cover durable medical equipment, including prostheses and wheelchairs.  See Medicare.gov’s list.  “Part B” is Medicare’s coverage for physician services and other out-of-hospital items.  It […]