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  • En los recuadros

    En los recuadros
    Todos los planes con un beneficio de medicamentos van a ofrecer lo que se conoce como "cobertura catastrófica" (catastrophic coverage) después de haber pagado $4,700 de tu bolsillo en 2015, o tú y tu plan juntos hayan pagado $6,680. Después de eso tendrás...
  • The Tribune endorsements for U.S. House

    The Tribune endorsements for U.S. House
    Armed with a new political map they drew for themselves and with President Barack Obama at the top of their ticket, Illinois Democrats ousted four Republicans from Congress in 2012. Two of those Republicans — Bob Dold in the 10th Congressional...
  • Kissimmee rehab owner pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

    Kissimmee rehab owner pleads guilty to Medicare fraud
    The former owner of a Kissimmee rehab clinic has pleaded guilty to $2.5 million in conspiracy to commit Medicare fraud and money laundering. Laura Leyva, 45, of Miami Lakes, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court on Monday, according to a news release...
  • 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...
  • Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare

    Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare
    Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable healthcare for nearly seven decades, stretching from the Truman administration to the Obama presidency, died...
  • GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie calls for increase to home health care rates

    GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie calls for increase to home health care rates
    Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie knows he doesn't like Obamacare, but he said Friday he's not quite ready to outline an alternative. After telling a group of home health care agency owners and employees that he would try to roll back cuts in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UCLA Health System fined by federal officials over banned doctor

    UCLA Health System fined by federal officials over banned doctor
    Federal officials fined UCLA Health System $470,000 for allowing an anesthesiologist who was banned from Medicare and other federal programs to treat patients and bill the government for their care. Dr. John Edward Miller, an anesthesiologist at...
  • Conoce las fechas límite

    Conoce las fechas límite
    Conocer las fechas límite para inscribirse en los planes puede evitar que te tengas que quedarte con un plan que no quieres, quedarte sin la cobertura que quieres hasta el otoño entrante, o costarte una penalidad. A continuación algunas fechas límite y...