GRAND Magazine - March/April 2011 - (Page 25)

Take charge of your health A pound of Medicare prevention... BY RON POLLACK L Ron Pollack is the executive director of Families USA and a proud granddad. et 2011 be the year you take charge of your health. Thanks to the new health care law, Medicare can now help you do just that. As of January 1, 2011, most preventive care covered by Medicare is now free: no deductibles, no coinsurance. And Medicare is now covering a free annual physical exam. These changes are good news for your wallet—and for your health. Here’s why: Before 2011 Medicare covered doctors’ visits when you got sick, but oddly did not pay for your doctor to take the time to assess your health and talk with you about staying healthy. That approach is finally changing. 24 GRAND MAR APR 2011 If you have traditional Medicare, you’re now entitled to a free annual wellness visit (if you have a Medicare Advantage plan, your coverage is similar, but check with your plan for details). You can meet with your primary care doctor to discuss your personal and family history, the other health professionals you see and the prescriptions you take, your vital statistics, and preventive services like vaccines and SEE HEA BY C Share this articl

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - March/April 2011

Grand - Mar/Apr 2011
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand View
Grand Central
Tanner, a poem by Glenda Barrett
Cover Story: Envisioning Clean and Green
Fly, Ladies!
Take Charge of Your Health
Grand Products
Angels in St. Petersburg
The Power of Prevention
Grandparent Rights: Sneaking Around
Ask Next Stage Woman
Kinship Care
Fighting Family Obesity
Grand Finale
Toys ’N Tech
Find Fun Things To Do
Pot or Not?

GRAND Magazine - March/April 2011