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Does Medicare Cover Long-term Care?

Many Americans are grossly underinsured against the risk of devastating long-term care costs. According to the 2016 annual Cost of Care Survey from Genworth, the average cost for a semi-private room in a long-term care skilled nursing facility is $82,125 … Continue reading

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Understanding Medicare Part D Coverage and Enrollment Options

Understanding Medicare Part D Coverage and Enrollment Options There are two ways to get prescription drug coverage through Medicare. One way is with Part C coverage, which is available through a PPO or HMO plan. These plans offer the same … Continue reading

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6 Most Common Mistakes Medicare Beneficiaries Make

It is important to find the right Medicare plan. Since there are hundreds of policies to consider when choosing and a large amount of information to learn with each one, most people just get frustrated and guess when they choose … Continue reading

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Filing a Medicare Complaint

Filing a Medicare Complaint If you believe you have not been treated fairly as a Medicare beneficiary, or if you have not received the benefits you believe you are entitled to, you may file a complaint with the Department of … Continue reading

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What to Know Before Enrolling in Medicare

  Medicare is the government-sponsored health coverage for people who are 65 years of age or older or those who are under 65 but are disabled. People whose spouses have worked at least 10 years in the United States or … Continue reading

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Healthcare Reform Cartoon

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Who Denies the Highesr Percent of Claims? Medicare

Chart is from the 2008 Health Insurance Report Card released by the American Medical Association

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Health Care Reform Must Address Health Care Costs

With health care costs at a crisis stage, there is no shortage of sweeping health care reform ideas in Washington and throughout the nation. No one will argue that reforms need to take place, but the fundamental question is what … Continue reading

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White House, some Democrats downplay public option.

As the President continued his call for action and compromise on healthcare reform over the weekend, his top spokesman, Robert Gibbs, appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and echoed Obama’s statements that the so-called public option is not a … Continue reading

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Obama rallies Congress to come together, pass healthcare reform

President Obama’s speech to Congress is generating mostly glowing media reviews. While some argue the President failed to provide a sufficient level of detail on his healthcare reform views, his delivery is earning widespread media praise, with a number of … Continue reading

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