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  • Letter: The advantages of advantage plans

    What is making Medicare Advantage increasingly popular for people with Medicare? With these plans, you get all the benefits of Original Medicare and more. For instance, some Medicare Advantage plans offer:
  • Mosher tells Mathews NAACP he wants to protect 'social safety net'

    MATHEWS — Democrat Norm Mosher told the NAACP in Mathews County on Monday night that the three legs of the "social safety net" — Medicare, Social Security and the Affordable Care Act — continue to be under attack by Republicans....

    New prostate cancer test under consideration by Medicare; public comment period open

    New prostate cancer test under consideration by Medicare; public comment period open
    Each year, almost 250,000 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Currently, the standard test is a PSA blood test (prostate specific antigen). There is a new genetic test that's under consideration for Medicare coverage; the public comment...

    Medicare 'donut hole' negates Part D prescription benefits

    I read Guillermo Martinez's column on the price of medications. I'm taking a product called Micardis. The generic name is Telmisartan 80 mg. I just picked up my 30-day supply and paid $84.05. Prior to entering the donut hole, I was paying $15 to $45...

    Comparing and choosing coverage

    Comparing and choosing coverage
    Open enrollment for 2015 is underway. And these charts can help you compare the premiums, deductibles and drug coverage offered in your community by private insurers with Medicare contracts. One chart details the 26 plans in Florida next year covering...