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  • Events planned around the Lehigh Valley

    LEHIGH COUNTY ALLENTOWN BAND will perform "Fabulous Fables," composed by Parkland High School music teacher Scott Watson at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Features dancers from Repertory Dance Theater. Tickets: $10 at the...
  • 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...
  • Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs

    Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs
    Ten years ago, Alvin Bolster was told his heart disease was so advanced, he only had three months to live. The doctors were wrong. His heart was in terrible shape, but the 77-year-old former engineer stabilized and even wrote a series of columns for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • For Republicans, election victory won't end struggles

    In the battle for control of the Senate, Republicans have built their campaigns on a promise to block President Obama's policies and ease Washington's gridlock. But accomplishing that may prove tougher than winning next week's election. A GOP Congress...
  • City plans to stop paying for Medicare prescription drugs

    City plans to stop paying for Medicare prescription drugs
    Baltimore officials this week sent about 40,000 letters to city employees and retirees, telling them the city will no longer pay for prescription drugs under Medicare as of 2020. City officials are touting the move -- which they say is made possible...
  • Simply Healthcare leaving Broward, Palm Beach counties next year

    Simply Healthcare leaving Broward, Palm Beach counties next year
    Some seniors with Simply Healthcare Medicare Advantage plans will need to start shopping around for new medical coverage this month. The Coral Gables-based insurer, one of the few to offer special needs plans for elder or disabled South Floridians...
  • Letter: The advantages of advantage plans

    What is making Medicare Advantage increasingly popular for people with Medicare? With these plans, you get all the benefits of Original Medicare and more. For instance, some Medicare Advantage plans offer: - choice of a primary care physician in the...
  • Know your deadlines

    Know your deadlines
    Knowing your enrollment deadlines can keep you from getting stuck with a plan you don't want, shut out of coverage you do want until next fall, or even cost you a penalty. Some deadlines and dates: Fall open enrollment, through midnight, Dec. 7: You can...