Health care and health insurance have never been more important. GWY for Health Care – unbiased and authoritative — is the latest volume in the acclaimed Get What’s Yours series. It covers such essential subjects as finding the right health insurance, finding the best doctors and hospitals, fighting outrageous medical bills, appealing insurance-claim denials, and determining when to go overseas for less expensive quality care. Throughout, the book draws on the stories of health care heroes – entrepreneurs and others who are helping to make health care better for everyone, and consumers who have successfully navigated the system to get what’s theirs.
Medicare covers more than 60 million older and disabled citizens. Once a “plain vanilla” health program, Medicare has become more complicated and comprehensive this century. Private insurers increasingly dominate Medicare with Medicare Advantage, Part D drug, and Medigap plans.
Published in late 2016, GWY for Medicare explains how all Medicare programs work, how to make the best and more affordable choices in what policies to buy, and how to use Medicare’s extensive benefits once you have the policies best suited to your needs. Today, it remains the most accurate and comprehensive guide to this essential program. Major program features have not changed since the book was published, and important updates are explained in blog posts elsewhere on this site.
Everyone thought they understood Social Security when this book hit the market in 2015. Nearly everyone was wrong. GWY for Social Security became an instant hit and a classic in its field. A New York Times bestseller for six months, it was reissued in 2016 to include major new program rules. More than four years later, it remains the most accurate and comprehensive guide to Social Security.
In clear and often humorous language, the book provides a sophisticated decryption of the program’s massive set of arcane rules to give people solid advice on the different benefits they may be able to claim, the impact on their benefits of different claiming ages, how benefits are affected by continued employment, the close linkages of Social Security and Medicare, and many other key components of the program.