Jason Carrasco is the Medicare expert for Time for 65. Jason loves sharing his expertise and knowledge with older adults, loved ones and caregivers who may be new to, or who simply have a difficult time understanding the ins and outs of, Medicare.

Latest Posts By Jason Carrasco

2 months ago

How to Effectively Shop for Medicare

Many of us don’t realize how many options we have when it comes to healthcare. As you near retirement, you probably assume that you’ll get Original Medicare and nothing else. While you can do this, there are many other options out there…

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3 months ago

What You Need to Know About Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Medicare Coverage

Kidney disease is a serious condition that worsens over time and can lead to death, without proper treatment. The kidneys filter waste out of the body, but when they start to lose function, this can lead to a host of serious symptoms that interfere with everyday life…

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3 months ago

Top 10 Things to Do Before Retiring

In many ways, retirement feels like crossing the finish line of a very long race. It’s the milestone that we all work towards throughout our careers. But it’s important not to retire too early. Doing so could make it difficult to enjoy your newfound freedom…

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3 months ago

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Medicare

Medicare can be a bit complicated. There are several different Medicare coverage options, each of which comes with its own pros and cons. Once you do pick your plan, it can be a challenge to fully understand what’s covered by it and what’s not…

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4 months ago

Stay Healthy with Regular Medicare Glaucoma Screenings

Glaucoma is a very common eye condition, especially for older adults. When left untreated, glaucoma can do serious damage to your vision, so it’s important to get screened regularly to catch it early. Did you know Medicare offers regular glaucoma screenings?

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4 months ago

Do You Need to Enroll in Medicare If You Have Employer Insurance?

As you near retirement age, you may often wonder how you will pay for your healthcare needs. For most older adults, some form of Medicare is often the most comprehensive and cost-effective solution. However, what about those of us who have an insurance…

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4 months ago

Medicare Covers Cervical and Vaginal Cancer Screenings

Cervical and vaginal cancers are very serious conditions that can be difficult to catch. In order to treat cervical cancers effectively, women should receive regular screenings – when caught early, doctors can treat cervical cancer and dramatically increase…

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4 months ago

Why Is Grief Counseling Important?

After a loss, it’s normal to experience deep and painful feelings of grief. During this challenging Covid-19 pandemic, many individuals can really benefit from grief counseling and other mental health services. Medicare provides coverage for many…

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4 months ago

How to Save on Medicare and Lower Your Healthcare Costs

Medicare may save you thousands of dollars on your medical bills, but nothing in life is free. Between copayments, annual deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses, you’ll still have to pay a lot of money for your healthcare needs with Medicare…

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5 months ago

Ovarian Cancer and Medicare: What You Need to Know

Ovarian cancer is a relatively common form of cancer that disproportionately affects women over the age of 60. Ovarian cancer is much easier to treat when it is caught early, which is why preventative screenings…

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