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About Jason Carrasco

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
Stay Healthy with Regular Medicare Glaucoma Screenings
20 hours 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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Do You Need to Enroll in Medicare If You Have Employer Insurance?
1 week 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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Medicare Covers Cervical and Vaginal Cancer Screenings
2 weeks 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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Why Is Grief Counseling Important?
3 weeks 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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How to Save on Medicare and Lower Your Healthcare Costs
4 weeks 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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Ovarian Cancer and Medicare: What You Need to Know
1 month 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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Using Telehealth Services to Receive Care During COVID-19 Safely
1 month ago

Using Telehealth Services to Receive Care During COVID-19 Safely

Now more than ever, because of the unprecedented public health emergency caused by the Covid-19 disease, the health, safety, and welfare of those of us who have severe chronic medical conditions, like heart, lung, or kidney disease…
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Medicare vs. Medicaid: What Seniors, Loved Ones, and Caregivers Should Know
2 months ago

Medicare vs. Medicaid: What Seniors, Loved Ones, and Caregivers Should Know

Although their names sound similar, Medicare and Medicaid are two different types of healthcare programs offered by the United States government. While both cover healthcare costs, the eligibility requirements for each program…
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