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Medicare

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  • Retirement freebies cover health, education, tax prep and more

    Senior discounts abound, making life in retirement a little more affordable. In some cases, though, older adults can get more than just a lower price; some goods and services that appeal to retirees come free of charge. Here are eight great freebies many...
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  • Price of a common surgery varies from $39,000 to $237,000 in L.A.

    Price of a common surgery varies from $39,000 to $237,000 in L.A.
    A short drive in the Los Angeles area can yield big differences in price for knee or hip replacement surgery. New Medicare data show that Inglewood's Centinela Hospital Medical Center billed the federal program $237,063, on average, for joint...
  • Potential GOP presidential candidates make their cases

    Potential GOP presidential candidates make their cases
    The first big 2016 Republican presidential event in Florida saw seven potential candidates call for tax reform and less government Tuesday with only the state's former Gov. Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pushing economic ideas outside the GOP...
  • Familiarize yourself with Medicare well before you enroll

    Medicare is an important entitlement. It's also very complicated. If you wait until 65 to learn about its features, you'll have a pretty stressful birthday. There are four components of Medicare: Parts A, B, C and D. The core elements are Part A, which...
  • Florida Economic Growth Summit: What the speakers said

    Florida Economic Growth Summit: What the speakers said
    At a GOP economic forum at which seven potential presidential candidates called for less taxes and government and most blasted Democrats, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called for "conservative principles applied the right way" and cautioned against angry...
  • Seniors on the Go: Summer senior discount roundup: 2015

    If you're 60 years old or over, depending on where you are, you qualify for a senior discount on many travel services. And AARP members age 50 or over can also get in on some of the deals. Despite increasing use of other ways to segment travel markets,...
  • Vast trove of Medicare data details how billions are spent

    Joint replacement was the most common hospital procedure that Medicare paid for in 2013, accounting for nearly 450,000 inpatient admissions and $6.6 billion in payments. Among physicians, cancer specialists received the largest payments from Medicare,...
  • Obama's trade agenda faces tough battle heading into House

    After several near-death experiences in the Senate, the trade agenda that President Barack Obama is pushing as a second term capstone faces its biggest hurdle yet in the more polarized House. Anti-trade forces have struggled to ignite public outrage over...
  • Federal report: Branson hospital to repay $123K

    A southwest Missouri hospital has to repay the federal government about $123,000 after filing scores of Medicare claims for treating a rare form of malnutrition that's typically associated with famine and rare in the U.S., according to a federal report....
  • Savvy Senior: How to find and choose a new doctor

    Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend to help me find and research some doctors in my area? I'm looking for a good primary care doctor or internist for my elderly parents, and need to locate a good orthopedic doctor for me. —...