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  • It's time for Medicare open enrollment

    When it comes to Medicare open-enrollment season, you could be thinking, "Been there, done that." But as tempted as it may be to stick with your existing Part D prescription-drug policy or private Medicare Advantage plan, it's never a good idea to go on...
  • Local Voices: Jan. 16 edition

    Local Voices: Jan. 16 edition
    Letters to the editor from Waukegan, Libertyville, Deerfield and Lake Forest. One's own self-defense This letter is in response to the letter from Michelle Lowy, who found the story on people training to carry concealed firearms to be "extremely...
  • Context is key when calculating health care costs in retirement

    When I was raising my teenage son, a typical conversation would go like this: Me: Don't you have homework? Son: Mmmmm. Me: Don't you have to write a 10-page paper, plus study for a math test? Son: (Grunt) Me: Shouldn't you get started right now?...
  • Obama: Shutdown won't delay healthcare exchange launch

    Obama: Shutdown won't delay healthcare exchange launch
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday that the new state insurance exchanges created by his healthcare reform law will launch as scheduled on Tuesday even if the federal government shuts down due to Republican efforts to defund Obamacare. The...
  • Be aware of how the new health care law will impact employer coverage

    Much of the talk about the health care overhaul law has focused on people who are uninsured or covered through individual health plans. But if you're covered by an employer's group health plan, don't tune out the conversation. The law may have a big...
  • Beware of Obamacare scam artists

    Q: I received an e-mail telling me I need to buy a health insurance card that shows I have coverage under Obamacare or I'll have to pay a penalty. The e-mail looked legitimate, but it asked for my credit card number. Is it a scam? A: Yes, it's a scam --...
  • Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors

    Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians and child abuse agencies should step in when parents' religious beliefs keep kids from getting necessary medical care, doctors said Monday. In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on...
  • Health insurance exchanges gear up for action

    Circle October 1 on your calendar. If you're under 65, you may be less than three short months from a whole new outlook on your health, wealth and retirement security. October 1 marks the start of open enrollment on the new state-based health insurance...
  • Explore Medicare choices as you approach 65

    These days, turning 65 doesn't have to mean hanging up your career, but it does represent one big milestone: Medicare eligibility. In most cases, signing up for Medicare Part A is a no-brainer. This coverage pays for in-patient care in the hospital....
  • Take time to find the right fit when choosing a long-term care facility

    About 10 years ago, when Donna Braley was 79, her family started to notice that she was having trouble doing the things she'd always loved to do -- crocheting, cooking, doing crossword puzzles. Because her children lived in different states, it took a...
  • Don't fall prey to Obamacare scammers

    If you don't know much about Obamacare other than most people must have health insurance or pay a penalty, you're not alone. The president's grand undertaking is as confusing as it is controversial. And that makes it a perfect opportunity for con...