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  • Dold, Schneider debate 10th District issues

    Dold, Schneider debate 10th District issues
    A debate Saturday between the rivals in the north suburban 10th Congressional District — Rep. Brad Schneider, the first-term Democrat, and GOP challenger Bob Dold — grew tense on the topic of Medicare. Dold assailed Schneider as a partisan...
  • Hospitals Required To Tell Patients Of Observation Care Status

    Starting Wednesday, a new state law requires Connecticut hospitals to tell all patients when they are being kept in the hospital for observation instead of being admitted and to warn them about the financial consequences. Anyone who goes to the...
  • Costly, nasty battle rages in San Diego race for Congress

    Costly, nasty battle rages in San Diego race for Congress
    In its third editorial endorsing Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over Democratic incumbent Scott Peters, the U-T San Diego newspaper had one description of DeMaio that not even his many critics could dispute: "One of a kind." DeMaio's...
  • Schneider, Dold trade jabs on Medicare

    Schneider, Dold trade jabs on Medicare
    A debate Saturday between the rivals in the north suburban 10th Congressional District – Rep. Brad Schneider, the first-term Democrat, and GOP challenger Bob Dold – grew tense on the topic of Medicare. Dold assailed Schneider as a partisan...
  • Scott must accept blame in Columbia/HCA fraud

    When it comes to Gov. Rick Scott, this voter has had a difficult time getting past the Columbia/HCA Medicare fraud issue since his first run in 2010. The recent ads from Gov. Scott's campaign attempting to pin the Rothstein Ponzi scheme on former Gov....
  • 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...
  • Pay attention Medicare recipients! Annual enrollment is now open

    Pay attention Medicare recipients! Annual enrollment is now open
    The annual open enrollment period for Medicare health and drug plans begins Wednesday and ends Dec. 7. During the enrollment period, seniors, those age 65 and older, can purchase a Medicare Advantage plan — a private plan that substitutes for...
  • Peninsula hospitals face Medicare fines

    Peninsula hospitals face Medicare fines
    The tightening of Medicare's 30-day readmission guidelines for patients, combined with an escalating fine structure, will cut into reimbursements to hospitals on the Peninsula next year. By expanding the criteria to include the readmission of patients...
  • Teachers Have Only Pensions

    Monday's letter by J. Brzezinski [Oct. 13, "Fix Pension System"] complains about "the generosity of state pensions" and suggests that state pension plans should convert from "fixed benefit" to a ""fixed contribution" system akin to a 401(k). My guess is...
  • Teachers Do Participate In Medicare

    The Oct. 15 letter "Teachers Have Only Pensions" [courant.com] states that Connecticut teachers are "not allowed to participate in the federal Social Security and Medicare systems." This is misleading. First, it is my understanding that teachers have...
  • UnitedHealth Group Reports Strong Third-Quarter Earnings

    UnitedHealth Group Reports Strong Third-Quarter Earnings
    UnitedHealth Group on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations as the company saw growth in its government-funded Medicaid and Medicare programs. Net income for the quarter was $1.6 billion, or $1.63 per diluted common...