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  • Storms, liberals, and black males: Letters

    Preparing for storms? I have read Beth Kassab's column, "Remembering Charley, the storm that changed us," in Tuesday's Sentinel, and also the editorial on Wednesday "Remember Charley: Be ready for storm season." In 2004, my husband and I thought we...
  • Jill Sumfest: Special Needs Plans offer help for seniors with diabetes

    We often hear health care discussed in terms of big numbers — millions and billions. Take diabetes, for example. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 26 million Americans have diabetes and its treatment and impact...
  • 'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial

    'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial
    When Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president, toured Florida recently to promote his new book, he wasn't just greeted by fans. Protesters summoned by the Democratic Party and allied groups showed up to accuse the House budget chief of...
  • Already negative governor's race will soon get worse — much worse

    Already negative governor's race will soon get worse — much worse
    The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are using every wart, blemish and wrinkle — real or imagined — to paint a picture of the other guy that's so unflattering even his mother might think twice about voting for him. Propelled...
  • Saving Social Security and Medicare should be Obama's Job 1 [Letter]

    Saving Social Security and Medicare should be Obama's Job 1 [Letter]
    Bravo to The Sun for pointing out the critical need to implement reforms to our entitlement programs ("Medicare's pleasant surprise," July 30). In an age when half-trillion-dollar federal budget deficits are austere, it is refreshing to hear from a...
  • Effort To Improve Health In Impoverished North End Starts In The ER

     Effort To Improve Health In Impoverished North End Starts In The ER
    Deborah Knowlin slowly limps to her kitchen table, favoring her left knee because her right one, she says, gives out frequently. Sitting down at the table, Knowlin snaps open a day-of-the-week pill box and empties Friday's contents into her right hand:...
  • Woman receives sentence for role in healthcare scheme

    A woman who ran a $20-million healthcare scheme out of a Glendale medical clinic was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay back more than $9 million in restitution to Medicare and Medi-Cal. Lianna “Lili”...
  • New 'dual-eligible' Medicare, Medicaid program gaining ground

    New 'dual-eligible' Medicare, Medicaid program gaining ground
    More than 38,000 "dual-eligibles" in Virginia — people who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare — have signed up for Virginia's pilot program, Commonwealth Coordinated Care, since its launch in March, according to the Department of Medical...
  • Social Security: broken, but not broke

    Just in time for the 79th anniversary of Social Security, the trustees of the plan released "The 2014 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds," with the current and...
  • Diabetic supply company hiring for about 250 new jobs

    Boca Raton-based Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies will move to larger offices and grow from 550 to 800 local employees, the company announced Thursday. Med-Care, one of the largest diabetic supply companies in the nation, is seeking customer service...
  • Know risks of buying in-laws' home

    Dear Liz: My in-laws just informed us that they have gone through their retirement fund and soon won't be able to pay their mortgage. They borrowed against the house they've lived in for 30 years and currently owe $325,000. They are devastated, so I am...