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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:
  • Back to Washington

    1st Congressional District The race in the 1st District pits three-term incumbent Rep. Robert J. "Rob" Wittman, a Republican, against challengers Norman G. "Norm" Mosher, a Democrat, and Independent Greens candidate Glenda Gail Parker. Ms. Parker is a...

    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....

    Pamela Yip: Medicare open enrollment is upon us

    If you're on Medicare and are thinking about making changes to your health plan, the clock is ticking. Open enrollment for Medicare runs until Dec. 7. Any changes will take effect in January. "Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health...

    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...