A deal that must not be broken

By Bob Jackson Medicare is 53 years old this month. The Congress elected during this year’s midterm elections will likely determine what Medicare’s future is, including whether it will continue meeting the promise made to those who have paid into the system over the years. That’s why it is in the best interest of every American voter to find out whether their member of Congress will work to improve Medicare on behalf of beneficiaries or […]

Medicare Drug Program

Are you confused about how Medicare works? On Monday, November 14 at 2 p.m., Ms. Karen Chandler, a Medicare expert, will be at the Maud Marks Library to answer any questions you might have. Annual Enrollment Period is just getting started. Come get your answers at the library. Seating is limited. Please call the library at 281-492-8592 for more information and to register. Family Film Festival

Don’t miss out on these savings on your prescription drugs

By Bob Moos/Southwest regional public affairs officer for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services If you’ve ever gone a day without your medications or cut your pills in half to make them last a little longer, there may be relief for you. People on a tight budget can get help paying for the premiums, deductible and co-payments in their Medicare drug plan. About 10 million people – about one in three people with […]

Questions And Answers

Rosalie Alviar

By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX GENERAL Question: I received a notice from Social Security recently. It said my name and Social Security number do not match Social Security’s records. What should I do? Answer: It’s critical that your name and Social Security number, as shown on your Social Security card, match your employer’s payroll records and your W-2 form. If they don’t, here is what you need to do: […]

Medicare Helps Pay for Shingles Vaccine

By Bob Moos/Southwest public affairs officer for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Anyone who has suffered from shingles knows the pain is excruciating. “Uncomfortable” doesn’t begin to describe your plight if you come down with the disease. “Miserable” is much closer to the truth. Shingles produces a blistering skin rash that lasts from two to four weeks. It usually appears on just one side of your body, most often on the torso […]

The Force Is Strong With Social Security’s Online Services

Andrew Hardwick

By Andrew Hardwick Social Security Public Affairs Specialist “There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?” This winter, Americans of all generations are awakening to the newest film in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Many readers probably remember seeing the first Star Wars film in theaters in 1977. Audiences watched with fascination at the advanced technology used by the Jedi and Sith in a galaxy far, far away. We still don’t […]