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  • 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...
  • Review your options again this Medicare Open Enrollment season

    Falling leaves and pumpkins are signs of autumn -- along with Medicare open enrollment. As your list of seasonal chores grows, you may be tempted to stick with your current Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription-drug plan. But that plan may no longer...
  • First five-star Medicare plan comes to Broward, Palm Beach counties

    First five-star Medicare plan comes to Broward, Palm Beach counties
    Seniors who start shopping for private Medicare coverage on Oct. 15 will find five-star plans finally have arrived. Five plans offered for 2015 by Doral-based CarePlus Health Plans Inc. have earned the top ranking from Medicare officials. It's the...
  • Chicago Tribune endorsements for Congress

    Chicago Tribune endorsements for Congress
    It's no secret that our 2012 endorsement in the 8th Congressional District was in part a vote of "no confidence" in the bellicose freshman incumbent, Republican Joe Walsh. On key issues such as the need to cut spending or reform Medicare and Social...