Obamacare and Medicare: How Will it Impact Seniors and Medicare? - Cona Elder Law

Obamacare and Medicare: How Will it Impact Seniors and Medicare?

Navigating the Medicare benefits maze has always been confusing, anxiety provoking and challenging for seniors. With the advent of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), it is now even more daunting.

On Wednesday, November 20th from 5 PM – 6:30 PM, Cona Elder Law, elder law and estate planning firm in Melville, will sponsor an important seminar for seniors and their families to clarify the confusion and provide answers to questions seniors have regarding Obamacare, Medicare and Medicaid.

The seminar is part of the Susan C. Snowe Caregiver Resource Center Education Series. The program will take place at The Bristal in Massapequa located at 400 County Line Road, Massapequa. To RSVP and for more information, contact Moriah Farrell at 631-390-5000 or elder@conalaw.com.

Some of the questions seniors are struggling with include:

  • Will we be forced to drop Medicare and sign up for an Exchange?
  • Will Obamacare limit our access to doctors?
  • Are we going to pay more premiums and a Medicare tax?
  • Will the prescription medications we take now still be covered?
  • Will we lose any of the benefits we have now?

With Medicare open enrollment ending on December 7th, seniors and their families need to know what resources and benefits are available, how to obtain them and the consequences of ignoring the changes. Cona Elder Law’s seminar will demystify the Obamacare myths, explain the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Medicare and Medicaid and provide seniors with the tools they need to navigate the new system.

The seminar will cover:

♦ Obamacare: Changes to Benefits Affecting Seniors

♦ Medicare:  Understanding the Benefits and the Process

♦ Community Medicaid: The Advent of Managed Care

♦ FIDA: Benefits for Individuals Eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid

Following the presentation, Cona Elder Law attorneys will be on hand to answer questions, including individual questions in private meetings.

Cona Elder Law is recognized as a leading elder law and estate planning firm on Long Island. The firm was ranked the #1 Elder Law firm by Long Island Business News in 2012 and 2013. The firm provides creative advocacy and cutting edge planning strategies and has been featured in many publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, L.I. Business News, Kiplinger’s, Reader's Digest and many others.   Cona Elder Law attorneys are frequent contributors to Newsday’s Act II “Ask the Expert” column and have appeared as guests on WNBC-TV, CNN-fn, News 12, News 55, Channel 21 "Act II With Newsday" and many radio stations including WOR, WCBS AM and WFAN.