Philadelphia Reflections

The musings of a physician who has served the community for over six decades

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Medicare/Health Savings Accounts Legislation

Why is it so important?

What if I like the Medicare program I am currently enrolled in, do I have to switch?

I am not a senior but a young worker, why does this matter to me?

What is an HSA?

Who owns the accounts?

Who can contribute to my health savings account?

Who decides how my HSA health dollars can be spent?

What if I change jobs, what happen to the money in my health savings account?

What expenses can I use my health dollars to cover?

What if there is money left over at the end of the year in my HSA, do I get to keep it?

How do I qualify for HSA?

How much can I contribute to my HSA?

If I am over 55, will HSA's be significant to me?

How does this new law help the working uninsured?

What if I suffer from multiple diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, how will I benefit from this Legislation?

What happens to my HSA when I die?

Can I pay for my healthcare premium from my health savings account?

Will this new Medicare/HSA law really lower the cost of my prescription drugs?

What about those with lower incomes, how will they be helped?

$400 billion dollars is a lot of Money, doesn't this mean bigger government?

Are preventative care services subject to my deductible?

What technology and Innovations enhancements were added to the Medicare bill?

What will the law mean for my local hospital?

How many people have signed up for HSA??


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