Medicare Buy-In helps low-income seniors pay for Medicare costs

(Part 1 in a series.) Many low-income older adults struggle with the cost sharing that comes with Medicare. A program called “Medicare Buy-In” helps Medicare beneficiaries pay their Part B premium. For most beneficiaries, the $104.90 premium is automatically deducted from their Social Security benefit. Those who are new to Medicare Part B or chose … Read more

Local veteran can hear again after a lifetime of service

A little over two years ago, Howard Thielman received a Cochlear Implant at the Pittsburgh VA Hospital, and his life hasn’t been the same since. “If I would’ve known then what I do now, I would’ve looked into getting the surgery a long time ago,” Howards says. “It’s one of the best things that could … Read more