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How to Shop for Long Term Care Insurance

Many people don’t realize that Medicare usually doesn’t cover long-term care, yet lengthy assisted-living or nursing home stays can decimate even the best-laid retirement plan. Long-term care insurance is a complex product that requires a long-term commitment if you’re buying it. So
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Obesity deemed a disease

Obesity deemed a disease  This week the American Medical Association  (AMA), voted  during its 2013 Annual Meeting to adopt several new policies, one in particular includes having obesity deemed a disease. Obesity as a Disease According to the AMA summary document,
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Obamacare Continues to Save Billions

Obamacare Saves Billions As many of the provisions of Obamacare are implemented there are a few implemented early in 2010 when the bill became law in that are now showing promising results in reports.  One of these provisions includes the Medicare
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Medicare Premium Increase for Seniors ?

Medicare Premium maybe rising for seniors? In the last several months many seniors have been shocked from a letter received in the mail telling them their Medicaid premium will be rising by an additionally $1000 or so dollars. Currently 2 Million
Fiscal Cliff and Your paycheck

The Fiscal Cliff and Your Paycheck

What the fiscal cliff means for Healthcare and your first paycheck. The house of representative voted 257-167 on a bill aimed to prevent the fiscal cliff that we all have been hearing about for months now. Overall the plan will maintain
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What effect will the Fiscal Cliff have on Health Care ?

Newspapers and airways are chock full of warnings about the fiscal cliff the country is getting ready to topple over when scheduled tax increases and spending cuts kick in on January 1, 2013. Standard macroeconomic models, such as those employed by
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Hospitals face fines over too many readmitted Medicare patients

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, AP WASHINGTON — If you or an elderly relative have been hospitalized recently and noticed extra attention when the time came to be discharged, there’s more to it than good customer service. As of Monday, Medicare will start fining hospitals
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Repeat testing common among Medicare patients

By Genevra Pittman updated 11/19/2012 4:07:00 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a new study, up to half – or more – of older adults on Medicare who had a heart, lung, stomach or bladder test had the same procedure repeated
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