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Medicare

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  • Seniors on the Go: Summer senior discount roundup: 2015

    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,...
  • 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...
  • El precio de una cirugía común varía entre los $39,000 y los $237,000 en Los Ángeles

    El precio de una cirugía común varía entre los $39,000 y los $237,000 en Los Ángeles
    En el área de Los Ángeles, el buscarle un poco puede producir enormes diferencias en el precio de una cirugía de remplazo de rodilla o de cadera. La nueva información del Medicare muestra que el Centro Médico Centinela de Inglewood facturó al programa...
  • 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...
  • 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. —...
  • Turning doctors in data-entry clerks explains why they quit

     Turning doctors in data-entry clerks explains why they quit
    About a decade ago, a doctor friend was lamenting the increasingly frustrating conditions of clinical practice. "How did you know to get out of medicine in 1978?" he asked with a smile. "I didn't," I replied. "I had no idea what was coming. I just...
  • Pennsylvania moves to keep pace with increase in Medicaid

    Pennsylvania moves to keep pace with increase in Medicaid
    With Medicaid enrollment growing nationally and in Pennsylvania, the federal government is proposing new oversight of privately administered Medicaid plans, tightening profit guidelines for insurers and keeping a closer eye on doctor availability for...
  • Reports: Humana Considering Sale, Cigna Interested

    Reports: Humana Considering Sale, Cigna Interested
    Only weeks after Cigna Corp. was mentioned as a possible target for acquisition by fellow Hartford-area insurer Aetna Inc., a news service reported Friday that Cigna itself had approached a third insurer, Humana Inc., about a possible deal. Analysts have...
  • Steps to take when disputing a denied health insurance claim

    Steps to take when disputing a denied health insurance claim
    Most people heading into retirement know life after work isn't all shuffleboard on the lido deck. There can be serious money and health care concerns, not to mention worries about boredom and relationship conflict with all that newfound free time....