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  • Covering the Bases: Pay attention to plan details when admitted to a hospital

    Covering the Bases: Pay attention to plan details when admitted to a hospital
    I was admitted to the hospital for four days in early January. I paid my inpatient deductible of $1,260. I had to be re-admitted to the hospital last month. I was shocked to be billed another deductible of $1,260. I've already paid for the year, so why am...
  • Let doctors breathe while electronic records develop

    I rarely do follow-up columns. I'm averaging one every 10 years. And while my last such exercise resulted in a written apology from the White House (for accusing me of making up facts over its removal of Churchill's bust), today's is not a complaint. It's...
  • GOP candidates in Orlando: Too few details on fixing debt

    GOP candidates in Orlando: Too few details on fixing debt
    When Gov. Rick Scott invited GOP presidential candidates to Orlando to talk about their ideas at the Economic Growth Summit this past week, the conversation, not surprisingly, included discussion about our nation's fiscal challenges. There will not be...
  • Scott's only health insurance plan is to oppose it

    Scott's only health insurance plan is to oppose it
    Rick Scott loves to compare Florida to Texas when it comes to jobs. He thinks that the comparison makes Florida look good. The governor, though, never mentions another similarity that makes Florida look bad. For years, both states have had...
  • Why I Blame Obama For Medical Records Mandate

    Why I Blame Obama For Medical Records Mandate
    I rarely do follow-up columns. Today's is a recognition that the huge response elicited by last week's column, "Why Doctors Quit," warrants both rebuttal and clarification. Physicians who responded tended to agree with my claim that doctors are being...
  • Feds: Tampa doctor gave cancer patients unapproved drugs

    Feds: Tampa doctor gave cancer patients unapproved drugs
    A Tampa oncologist was charged Thursday with giving cancer patients medications, included chemotherapy drugs, from other countries that were not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. Federal health officials said patients at East Lake...
  • Class teaches youth baby-sitting skills

    Florida Hospital Waterman will host Safe Sitter, a course designed to train baby sitters for girls and boys ages 11 to 13. Each student will learn how to administer first aid, choking child rescue and CPR, as well as how to manage their own babysitting...
  • Easton Hospital expands services for older psychiatric patients

    Easton Hospital expands services for older psychiatric patients
    For more than two decades Easton Hospital, lacking a behavioral health unit, has had to send its most serious psychiatric patients out of town for treatment. Typically, they go to another hospital in the Lehigh Valley. But such is the local demand for...
  • 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...
  • 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...